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Thursday, May 11

Linda Ziemba
Wildlife Biologist, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

Managing Water Levels for Migrating Waterfowl and Shorebirds and Nesting Marsh Birds

Wildlife conservation is at the heart of the National Wildlife Refuge System. It drives everything we do at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, from the recreational activities we offer to the resource management tools we use. While a visit to Montezuma can transport you deep into nature, it is important to know that refuge habitats are continuously monitored and managed. We restore marshes by building dikes with heavy equipment to hold water, and use water control structures to adjust water levels for optimum habitats within the marshes. Please join us as Refuge Biologist Linda Ziemba discusses how staff at the Montezuma NWR make water level management decisions for migratory and nesting birds.

Linda Ziemba has been the wildlife biologist at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge since 2006. Her passions are providing habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife and providing opportunities for people to work together as land stewards. She began her career in wildlife biology as a volunteer at E.B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey in 1994 and has also worked at Izembek, Cape May, and Supawna Meadows Refuges.

Link to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

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