Are you going to the upcoming Southern Division AFS Conference in Nashville next month? If so… You are cordially invited to participate in a half-day workshop hosted by the SDAFS Black Bass Conservation Committee. The workshop will focus on progress and next steps for the Native Black Bass Initiative (NBBI). Formed in 2009 through a collaboration between the Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the NBBI provides a framework for collaborative, watershed-scale conservation of endemic black bass populations in southern US rivers and streams. The 10-Year NBBI Business Plan developed in spring 2010 aims to guide more than $30M toward on-the-ground conservation projects that support the long-term sustainability of focal endemic black bass populations. The purpose of the workshop will be to review accomplishments from years 1-3 of the NBBI Business Plan, and to identify updated priorities and next steps for years 4-10.
Workshop details, including date, time and location, are included in the workshop agenda. If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Tim Birdsong (Chair, NBBI Coordinating Committee) at (512) 389-4744 or Timothy.Birdsong@tpwd.state.tx.us .
Wes Porak, Chair
SDAFS Black Bass Conservation Committee