Meeting every two years, conference leader Roger Woodruff of USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in Olympia, Wash., said they wanted to try something different this year.
"We have a program here (Bird Airstrike Hazard Program) with wildlife biologist Dane Ledbetter, so it seemed like a natural fit for us to come," said Woodruff
"Our purpose is training and education, information exchange and interfacing with cooperatives like the U.S. Navy
Ledbetter works with NAS Whidbey Island's
Operations Department as a USDA-affiliate wildlife biologist.
"Our work is very diverse," said Woodruff