Industry and Tech Event: UAS Technology for Wildlife and Land Management

Industry & Tech
September 21, 2022

Industry and Tech Event: UAS Technology for Wildlife and Land Management


Join federal labs and private sector partners at the next Industry and Tech Event focused on UAS technology for wildlife and land management. Learn how public and private partnerships are advancing uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) for wildlife and land management. Gain perspectives from labs and their partners working together to advance drone technology.

Register and check out the agenda below: (All times in ET)

1 – 1:05 pm 

Welcome and Introductions - John Eisemann, USDA National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC), FLC Vice Chair

1:05 – 1:50 pm

Public-Private partnerships advancing UAS technology to mitigate negative human-bird interactions.

Panelist presentations include:

  • Interagency agreement between FAA and USDA NWRC: evaluating UAS technology for wildlife hazing - Morgan Pfeiffer, USDA NWRC
  • FAA, USDA NWRC and Mississippi State University: Using computer vision and GIS to further our understanding of bird response to UAS - Sathish Samiappan, Mississippi State University
  • USDA NWRC, National Sunflower Association, and North Dakota State University: An evaluation of social perceptions and biological efficacy of drones used as frightening devices to mitigate bird damage in agriculture - Page Klug, USDA NWRC

1:50 – 2:05 pm


2:05 – 2:50 pm

Public-Private partnerships advancing heavy-lift UAS technology for wildlife and land management - Moderator: John Eisemann, USDA NWRC, FLC Vice Chair

Panelist presentations include:

  • US Navy: Remote egg-oiling UAS for nuisance bird management - Jean Pan, NAVFAC Engineering & Expeditionary Warfare Center
  • M3 Technologies, USDA APHIS and ARS: Pioneering the development of drone technologies for sterile insect release - Nathan Moses-Gonzales, M3 Agriculture Technologies
  • Island Conservation, Office of Insular Affairs: Development and demonstration of heavy-lift drones for conservation bait dispersal on islands - David Will, Island Conservation
  • Parallel Flight, USDA NIFA, NSF, & NASA: Leveraging federal partnerships to develop a versatile heavy-lift drone for wildfire, land management, and other industrial applications - Joshua Resnick, Parallel Flight Technologies

3 – 3:15 pm

Working with Federal Labs for successful public-private partnerships - John Eisemann, USDA NWRC, FLC Vice Chair