California and Nevada Golden Eagle Working Group

The Golden Eagle Working Group (GEWG) was established in 2011 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Migratory Bird Program, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW).  The purpose of the GEWG is to provide a public forum for state and federal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, researchers, landowners, and other interested parties to discuss and coordinate conservation topics surrounding Golden Eagles in California and Nevada, such as information and data sharing. The USFWS is lead for developing GEWG agendas and overall meeting planning.  Two subgroups were formed subsequent to the GEWG formation - the research and data subgroups. The data subgroup’s main task was to develop a comprehensive database and data set for Golden Eagle observations for California and Nevada. A database was developed and populated and is managed by CDFW as part of the California Natural Diversity Database. The research subgroup is now an independent body of the GEWG, renamed the Golden Eagle Science Team, and is led by CDFW and NDOW. Though a separate body from the GEWG, the Golden Eagle Science Team provides regular updates to the GEWG, and topics addressed within this group may be informed by the GEWG.

Working Group Meetings and Products

Working Group Distribution List

Survey Guidance and Protocols

Symposiums and Presentations

Golden Eagle Working Group Meeting - February 20, 2019

Monitoring Terminology and Ecology of Golden Eagle Prey - November 4, 2015

Golden Eagle Working Group Meeting - January 27, 2014

Distribution, Abundance, and Population Status of Golden Eagles in California and Nevada - December 11, 2012

CA-NV Golden Eagle Working Group Research Symposium titled "Distribution, Abundance, and Population Status of Golden Eagles in California and Nevada", December 11, 2012 -- see Program with Abstracts (PDF). Presentations and posters from this meeting are provided below.


Oral Presentations