Program

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The following schedule is subject to change (as of April 28, 2017); please check back for updates. 

Thursday, July 6, 2017
8:00am - 5:00pm Colorado River Fish and Wildlife Council TBD
3:00pm - 5:00pm Registration Desk Open TBD
5:30pm - 10:00pm Hospitality Suite Open TBD
Friday, July 7, 2017
7:00am - 7:00pm Registration Desk Open (Business Center opens at 12:00pm) TBD
7:00am - 5:00pm Directors and Commissioners Retreats and Joint Meeting TBD
8:00am - 9:00am Guest Gathering TBD
8:00am - 5:00pm Western Native Trout Initiative TBD
5:45pm - 9:00pm Directors’ and Commissioners’ Reception and Dinner
Sponsored by Brandt Information Services, Inc. and Mule Deer Foundation
TBD
5:30pm - 10:30pm Hospitality Suite Open TBD
Saturday, July 8, 2017
7:00am - 5:00pm Registration Desk / Business Center Open TBD
7:00am - 5:30pm Field Trip: Tour of the Rockies (additional fee of $45) (view flyer)
Join us Saturday for an adventure to one of the most idyllic destinations in Colorado, the Maroon Bells. Here we’ll explore glacial valleys surrounded by 14,000ft. peaks, view vast fields of wildflowers and immerse ourselves in nature. We’ll load up in vans Saturday morning and head west. We will spend about an hour and a half at the Maroon Bells Scenic Area outside of Aspen and provide lunch while we’re there. On the way back, we can take a break and explore the historic town of Aspen and fulfill any shopping desires you may have. Trip Details: $45 per person includes transportation, lunch, snacks, beverages, and park entry fees.
Offsite
7:00am - 8:30am Attendee Breakfast Buffet TBD
7:00am - 12:00pm Wildlife Chiefs Meeting TBD
7:00am - 12:00pm Law Enforcement Chiefs Meeting TBD
8:00am - 5:00pm Trapping Matters Workshop (view the flyer with agenda)
Hosted by: Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Many wildlife professionals shy away from trapping-related discussions, because it is considered a controversial wildlife management technique. Yet, it is essential that wildlife professionals understand the diverse ways that regulated trapping provides environmental & social benefits. This workshop will help participants understand & better communicate the benefits of regulated trapping to wildlife management. Participants will leave with scientifically sound information & be trained in skills that will make them effective communicators on this subject.
Offsite
8:00am - 9:00am Guest Gathering TBD
8:00am - 12:00pm Sagebrush Executive Oversight Committee TBD
8:00am - 5:00pm Commissioners' Committee Meeting TBD
8:00am - 5:00pm Fisheries Chiefs Meeting TBD
9:00am - 12:00pm Exhibitor Setup TBD
9:30am - 10:30am Coffee Break TBD
12:00pm - 1:00pm Directors' Lunch (invitation only)
Sponsored by Kalkomey
TBD
12:00pm - 1:00pm Attendee Lunch TBD
12:00pm - 5:00pm Exhibits Open TBD
1:00pm - 5:00pm Wildlife Chiefs Meeting TBD
1:00pm - 5:00pm Law Enforcement Chiefs Meeting TBD
1:00pm - 5:00pm Legal Committee Executive Session TBD
1:00pm - 5:00pm Directors' Forum TBD
2:30pm - 3:30pm Refreshment Break TBD
5:30pm - 10:30pm Hospitality Suite Open TBD
Sunday, July 9, 2017
7:00am - 5:00pm Registration Desk & Business Center Open TBD
7:00am - 8:00am Directors' Breakfast (invitation only)
Sponsored by National Wild Turkey Federation
TBD
7:00am - 8:30am Attendee Breakfast Buffet TBD
7:30am - 5:00pm Exhibits Open TBD
8:00am - 4:30pm Field Trip: Keeping it Local (additional fee of $25) (view flyer)
Since its founding in 1962 Vail has been a destination for travelers world-wide. We’ll take a walking tour of historic Vail Village and Vail’s alpine treasure, the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. Between tours we’ll take time for you to try one of Vail’s excellent restaurants. The founders of Vail were members of the 10th Mountain Division, so we’ll learn about the training center that was based at Camp Hale, south of Vail and its impact on current day Colorado. Sunday is also the day for the Vail Farmer’s Market and Art Show to find that perfect souvenir. Trip Details: $25 per person includes transportation and tour fees. Lunch will be on your own.
Offsite
8:00am - 9:00am Guest Gathering TBD
8:00am - 10:00am Western Quail Working Group TBD
8:00am - 10:00am Lead & Wildlife Ad Hoc Working Group TBD
8:00am - 12:00pm

Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative Council

  • 8:00am - 10:00am | By Invitation Only
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm | Public Session
TBD
8:00am - 12:00pm Legal Committee Meeting TBD
8:00am - 12:00pm Wild Sheep Working Group TBD
9:00am - 12:00pm Resource Information & Education Committee TBD
9:00am - 12:00pm Invasive Species Working Group TBD
9:30am - 10:30am Refreshment Break TBD
12:00pm - 1:00pm Attendee Lunch TBD
12:00pm - 1:00pm Directors' Lunch (invitation only)
Sponsored by Fresh Air Educators
 
1:00pm - 3:00pm Habitat Committee TBD
1:00pm - 3:00pm Budget, Finance, and Compliance Committee TBD
1:00pm - 5:00pm Law Enforcement Committee TBD
1:00pm - 5:00pm Wildlife Health Committee TBD
1:00pm - 5:00pm Mule Deer Working Group TBD
1:00pm - 5:00pm CHAT Technical Leads Meeting TBD
1:00pm - 5:00pm Inland and Marine Fisheries Committee TBD
2:30pm - 3:30pm Refreshment Break TBD
3:00pm - 5:00pm Private Lands Access and Conservation Committee TBD
3:00pm - 5:00pm Climate Change Committee TBD
3:00pm - 5:00pm Wildlife Wolverine Subcommittee TBD
6:00pm - 8:00pm BBQ on top of Vail Mountain: We’ll take the Lionshead Gondola to the top of Vail Mountain for an evening of spectacular vistas and Colorado BBQ. Offsite
8:00pm - 11:00pm Hospitality Suite Open TBD
Monday, July 10, 2017
7:00am - 5:00pm Registration Desk & Business Center Open TBD
7:00am - 6:00pm Exhibits Open TBD
7:00am - 8:00am Directors' ESA-SARA Working Group Breakfast (invitation only) TBD
7:00am - 8:30am Attendee Breakfast Buffet TBD
8:00am - 4:30pm Field Trip: Sylvan Lake State Park (additional fee of $40) (view flyer)
Sylvan Lake State Park is often considered the most beautiful of Colorado’s 42 State Parks. Join us as we take a guided walk on the 1.5 mile trail around the lake that sits at 8,500’ elevation. We’ll take some time to discuss the history of the area, the history of the park and the natural systems. You will have an opportunity to paddle around in a canoe or kayak and view any of the four trout species found in crystal-clear waters of Sylvan Lake. We will stop by the Visitor Center for a chance to learn more about the picturesque Brush Creek Valley. Trip Details: $40 per person includes transportation, lunch, snacks, beverages, and park entry fees.
Offsite
8:00am - 9:00am Guest Gathering TBD
8:00am - 12:00pm Plenary Session TBD
9:30am - 10:30am Refreshment Break TBD
12:00pm - 1:00pm Directors' Lunch (invitation only)
Sponsored by Ducks Unlimited
TBD
1:00pm - 2:00pm Black Footed Ferret Advisory Team  TBD
1:00pm - 3:00pm Hunter, Angler, Shooting Sports, and Wildlife Recreation Participation Committee TBD
1:00pm - 3:00pm Human Wildlife Conflicts Committee TBD
1:00pm - 5:00pm CHAT Policy Working Group TBD
1:00pm - 5:00pm State/Federal/Tribal Communications Committee Panel Discussion: Wilderness Policy Interpretation Implementation TBD
1:30pm - 5:00pm Nongame & Endangered Species Committee TBD
2:30pm - 3:30pm Refreshment Break TBD
3:00pm - 5:00pm Western Bird Conservation Committee TBD
3:00pm - 5:00pm Legislative Committee TBD
5:30pm - 6:30pm WAFWA Awards Reception TBD
6:30pm - 9:00pm Field to Table Dinner Featuring Colorado Specialties
Entertainment by Colorado Parks & Wildlife’s own Mark Leslie and his band High Plains Tradition (www.highplainstradition.com)
TBD
9:00pm - 11:00pm Hospitality Suite Open TBD
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
7:00am - 5:00pm Registration Desk / Business Center Open TBD
7:00am - 8:00am Resolutions Committee Breakfast TBD
7:00am - 8:30am Attendee Breakfast Buffet TBD
8:00am - 9:00am Guest Gathering TBD
8:00am - 9:00am Nominating Time and Place Committee TBD
8:00am - 10:00am Executive Committee TBD
9:00am - 10:00am Lead and Wildlife Ad Hoc Working Group TBD
9:30am - 10:30am Refreshment Break TBD
10:00am - 5:00pm WAFWA Business Meeting TBD
12:00pm - 1:00pm Directors' Lunch (invitation only)
Sponsored by Intermountain West Joint Venture 
TBD
2:30pm - 3:30pm Refreshment Break TBD

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