CPOP Annual Goals
Each year the CPOP Steering Committee will create a list of priorities that the prairie-oak community can tackle on an eco-regional scale. The goals for 2014 are:
Maintain the existing species-specific working groups and explore the need for additional groups or workshops.
Bringing together the conservation community from Oregon north to British Columbia allows for better knowledge exchange, shared resources, and a unified voice for the conservation and recovery of our rare prairie species.
Scope and support regional habitat-based workshops.
While CPOP’s species-specific working groups allow for a range-wide approach to conserving species, habitat-based workshops in each of the sub-regions (Vancouver Island, north Puget Sound, south Puget Sound, metro Portland, Willamette Valley) enable cross-taxa conversations about prairie habitat conservation.
Find support for and scope a 2015 CPOP conference.
Bringing together the prairie community allows for the presentation of a multitude of research projects that can inform and improve the work being carried out on prairie-oak habitat throughout the region.
Develop a 30-minute presentation on the ‘State of Prairie Oak Conservation’ to communicate existing work, highlight needs, and generate attention and funding.
With a long term goal of creating a white-paper ‘State of Prairie Oak Conservation’ to document and publicize the conservation work that has been carried out by the prairie-oak community and identify areas in need of funding and assistance, the collection of information and the creation of a short presentation will provide an outline and begin the discussion for carrying out the larger project.