Eastern Black Rail Conservation & Management Working Group

The Center for Conservation Biology established an Atlantic and Gulf Coast working group with the objectives of developing a Status Assessment and producing a Conservation Action Plan for the black rail. It is our hope that the collective efforts of a broad range of concerned agencies and biologists will change the tide and lead to a sustainable recovery for this species. We are inviting participants that want to become involved in a concerted effort to exchange ideas and develop approaches for black rail conservation. This working group benefits from partners that can share information on the species local status and decline as well as expertise on approaches to their management.

The near-term goal of this working group is to produce a multi-authored Status Assessment and a Conservation Action Plan. These documents will provide the blueprint for the development of research strategies, monitoring objectives, and future management.

Current Working Group Partners