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Bird Decline: Mark Jacobs & American Bird Conservancy's Peter Dieser

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Black and White Warbler

Today we began a conversation about bird decline on the Tuesday Morning Show.  Joining us is Mark Jacobs – he’s the retired land commissioner of Aitkin County and now works with organizations like Dovetail Partners – a nonprofit organization that fosters sustainability and responsible behaviors through collaboration to develop unique concepts, systems, models, and programs.  

Also joining us was Peter Dieser from the American Bird Conservancy. He is the Minnesota Public Lands Coordinator stationed at the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes, MN.  See an example of his work restoring habitat for Minnesota's Golden Winged Warblers

In our conversation we talked about the decline in bird population by 3 billion, impacts on local birds and how we as citizens of MN can help - whether we're a land owner, forest owner or just interested in how to keep our bird populations from declining further. 

In the months ahead we'll continue this conversation on bird decline - our thanks to Mark Jacobs and his input and knowledge of our region. 

Peter Dieser - MN Public Lands Coordinator for the American Bird Conservancy

Heidi Holtan is KAXE's Director of Content and Public Affairs where she manages producers and is the local host of Morning Edition from NPR. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North.