Sustaining an Endangered Songbird and its Human Community

Katie Koch

US Fish & Wildlife Service

Katie Koch grew up chasing birds around the suburbs of Chicago and studied at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. She previously worked for the US Forest Service, Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies. Since joining the USFWS Midwest Migratory Bird Program, Katie has founded the Midwest Coordinated Bird Monitoring Partnership and Midwest Avian Data Center, received the Midwest Regional Director’s award for Fostering Partnerships, and led planning for a regional celebration of the Migratory Bird Treaty Centennial. Katie's current work focuses on conservation of birds in Northern Forest Environments, launching the Midwest Migration Network, and engaging people with bird conservation. Katie enjoys outdoorsy adventures with her husband and Siberian husky. In her free time, she can be found cross-country skiing, hiking, camping, birding, organic gardening, practicing yoga and meditation, reading, dining, and serving through her local Rotary club.


Much of the breeding range of the federally endangered Kirtland’s Warbler (Setophaga kirtlandii) occurs in a region dominated by poor soils and fire disturbance regimes throughout Michigan and Wisconsin. Presently, this... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Katie Koch (US Fish & Wildlife Service)

Topic Areas

Topics: The Changing Nature of Wildlife Conservation , Topics: Collaborative Conservation , Topics: Social-Ecological Systems/Coupled Human-Natural Systems


T-3A » Endangered Species Management (13:00 - Tuesday, 19th September, Assembly Hall A)

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