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Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

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Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN)

Distribution and abundance of wildlife species, including low and declining populations, are indicative of the diversity and health of the Commonwealth's natural resources. The Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) list was created by using a selection matrix that brought together lists of species identified by other groups as imperiled, or in decline. Within the SGCN list, species are classified into four tiers that were developed to identify the relative importance of conservation need for each species.

Current tiered list of Species of Greatest Conservation Need:

Aquatic Crustaceans
Terrestrial Insects
Other Terrestrial Invertebrates
Aquatic Insects

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF)
http://bewildvirginia.org/species/