The North American Bird Conservation Initiative Monitoring Subcommittee drafted Data Management for Bird Population Monitoring Policy Statements to facilitate full and open access to quality data for bird population monitoring. The this end, the Subcommittee sponsored a workshop in July 2009 where attendees developed criteria to enable bird initiatives to evaluate management frameworks for each priority database across all bird initiatives. These criteria resulted in unified recommendations to address resource needs to protect extant and create desired but nonexistent priority databases in the long term. These are outlined in Meeting the Challenge of Data Management for Bird Conservation. To view these documents click here.