The Winous Point Marsh Conservancy: Partnering to further wetland conservation in Ohio from 1856 to present
Speaker: Brendan Shirkey
Date: January 23, 2024 at 7pm
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Brendan Shirkey has been the research biologist for the Winous Point Marsh Conservancy since 2014. Brendan’s research focuses on wetland dependent wildlife and wetland function. Prior to working for WPMC, Brendan was the aerial survey coordinator for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources coordinating pelagic bird surveys on Lake St. Clair and western Lake Erie. Brendan completed a Master’s degree in Wildlife Science from Michigan State University and an undergraduate degree in Wildlife Management from The Ohio State University.
The Winous Point Marsh Conservancy was established in 1999 and shares its facilities with the Winous Point Shooting Club, which is the oldest continuously operating duck hunting club in the United States. Early members of the shooting club had strong conservation interests and pioneered early wetland management and research techniques. This talk will show how the scientific interest of hunting club eventually led to the formation of a 501(c)3 organization that focuses on research, education, and conservation to support the protection of Great Lakes coastal wetlands.