Thompson, Charles Bier, Ken Klemow, Jacqui Bonomo, Frank Felbaum,
Paulette Johnson, Scott Klinger, Paul Lyskava, and Ed Schroth.
DEVELOPING A BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PLAN FOR PENNSYLVANIA: AN
OVERVIEW. Contributed paper: Pennsylvania
Academy of Science meeting.
Abstract: Journal of the Pennsylvania
Academy of Science 78:135.
The Pennsylvania Biodiversity Partnership (PBP) is a public-private
partnership dedicated to increasing awareness of the importance of
biodiversity conservation in Pennsylvania. Organized in 2000, PBP
brings together and individuals with diverse interests and
backgrounds. Working with its partners, PBP is developing a
biodiversity conservation plan that is due to be completed in fall
2005. The plan builds on the Biodiversity in Pennsylvania:
Snapshot 2002 document produced by the PBP. Since 2003, the PBP
has gathered information via surveys, focus-groups, and interviews to
determine the most pressing biodiversity concerns in the Commonwealth
and to identify a consensus for items to be included in the Plan.
General topics to be incorporated in the Plan will be science-based
issues, datasharing, education, stewardship, public policy, and
funding. Draft components of the plan were reviewed in fall 2004,
and will be further refined in 2005, leading to a finalized document
that will be disseminated via print and online means.
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