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12th Mountain Lion Workshop

“A Synthesis of Management and Research Findings”

May 15-18, 2017

Estes Park, Colorado USA

 

 

 

Dates

Monday PM, May 15- arrival, registration, evening social

Tuesday AM, May 16- Registration, Jurisdiction Updates, Presentations (harvest management)

Tuesday PM, May 16- Presentations (harvest management), Panel discussion (human-lion conflict/management), Poster Session

Wednesday AM, May 17- Presentations (population monitoring)

Wednesday PM, May 17- Presentations (biology and ecology), Panel discussion (stakeholder perspectives), BBQ dinner

Thursday AM, May 18- Presentations (biology and ecology), Business Meeting

Call for Abstracts and Posters

Submission deadline is February 24, 2017, see Call for Abstracts and Posters information below.

Registration

Registration before the workshop begins will be via Mountain Lion Workshop link on WAFWA website.  Workshop registration cost is $125 before March 15, $150 after March 15, and $100 for students.  Walk-in registration at the workshop will be $150. 

Workshop Location

Estes Park, Colorado- YMCA of the Rockies

Estes Park Center, 2515 Tunnel Road, Estes Park, CO 80511 

Tel- 888-613-9622         http://ymcarockies.org

All workshop events including the evening social, paper presentations, panel discussions, poster sessions and final evening BBQ will be at the YMCA facilities.  A block of rooms have been reserved for Lion Workshop attendees at the YMCA; let the YMCA know your workshop affiliation when you make reservations.

Driving directions and transportation options from Denver area

Estes Park is 1.5+ to 2+ hours from Denver International Airport (DIA) depending on traffic.

The YMCA recommends Estes Park Shuttle if you are requiring transportation to Estes Park.  They charge approximately $85 for a roundtrip ride from DIA to the YMCA and have 5-6 available times for pickup at DIA each day.  Visit them online or via phone at 970-488-9950.

Two travel route options below provided by the YMCA to reach their location.  Both will be similar drive times.

Driving Directions to Estes Park Center from the Denver Area

Take I-25 North past Longmont, to HWY 66 (Exit #243, for “Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park”).  Take HWY 66 west into the town of Lyons.  From Lyons, take HWY 36 west to Estes Park. HWY 36 will take you down the “main drag” through Estes Park called Elkhorn Avenue. HWY 36 will turn left off of Elkhorn Avenue onto Moraine Avenue at the fourth traffic light.  Continue out of town on HWY 36 west.  About 2 miles out of town, you will come to another traffic light, at the intersection of HWY 36, and Mary’s Lake Road. Continue straight through that intersection. Immediately past that intersection, get into the left lane, this will take you off of HWY 36 and onto HWY/Spur 66.  Our entrance is on the right side of the road after 2.5 miles on Spur 66. Look for the large sign that reads: Estes Park Center, YMCA of the Rockies.  Check in at the Administration Building – the large brown building with the flagpole in front if it, just past the Chapel.

Driving Directions to Estes Park Center from Denver International Airport 

Exit airport via Pena Blvd.  Merge onto I-70 W.  Merge onto I-270 N/W which becomes HWY 36.  Stay on HWY 36 through the town of Lyons and eventually through downtown Estes Park.  About 2 miles out of town, you will come to another traffic light, at the intersection of HWY 36, and Mary’s Lake Road. Continue straight through that intersection. Immediately past that intersection, get into the left lane, this will take you off of HWY 36 and onto HWY/spur 66.  Once you are on spur 66 (also known as Tunnel Road) you only have another 2.5 miles left to go. Our entrance is on the right side of the road. Look for the large sign that reads: Estes Park Center, YMCA of the Rockies.  Check in at the Administration Building – the large brown building with the flagpole in front if it, just past the Chapel.

First call for abstracts for presentations at the 12th Mountain Lion Workshop, May 1518, 2017, Estes Park, Colorado.

 

Prospective participants:

After reviewing feed-back from you and our own staff, we have focused this mountain lion workshop on subjects that will provide information useful to wildlife managers.  Specifically, we request abstracts for your prospective presentations on mountain lion harvest management and mountain lion/felid population monitoring. More broadly, we request abstracts for presentations on mountain lion/felid biology and ecology. This can cover a wide range of topics, such as population dynamics, behavior, social structure, lion─prey relationships, genetics, genomics, movements, habitat use, and lion─human relationships. Depending upon the responses we receive in this latter broad category, we may create additional subject divisions in the workshop agenda. In any of these, we will be particularly interested in management or applied research efforts in which factors were manipulated to address management or research questions.

In addition, we are planning on having two panel sessions, one on Humanlion interactions and conflict & depredation management, and another on Stakeholder perspectives. These sessions will include invited speakers and invited panelists. The audience is invited to participate with information, comments, and questions.

Abstract guidelines:

Please send your abstract to Ken Logan, ken.logan@state.co.us as soon as possible and no later than February 24, 2017.

Follow the Journal of Wildlife Management abstract format and tips below:

Type your abstract in a Word document (.doc or .docx), Trebuchet MS font, font size 11, single-space all lines.

Start with the title of your presentation, left justified, bold font, and capitalize the first letter of the first word and all formal names.

List each of the authors: names, affiliations, addresses, and e-mail addresses.

Start your abstract with the word ABSTRACT, capitalized, bold font. Left justify the entire abstract. Include information on: 1) Management problem or scientific hypotheses addressed, investigated, or tested. Indicate why they were important for management. 2) Briefly indicate the pertinent methods, unless the methods were new or greatly improved. 3) Emphasize the important results and how they pertained to the management problems, hypotheses, or predictions. 4) Explain how, when, or where the results can be applied to wildlife management or contribute to wildlife science. Your abstract can be up to 300 words.

End your abstract with KEY WORDS on a separate line, left justified, capitalized, bold font, then list ≤10 words in alphabetical order, regular font, ending with a period.

Abstract reviews:

All abstracts received will be reviewed by a committee of wildlife managers, biologists, & researchers to choose which presentations may best fit the workshop agenda.

Presentations:

If your presentation is chosen, we will notify you by March 31, 2017. We would like for you to prepare a Power Point presentation no longer than 15 minutes in duration and allow for up to 5 minutes in questions.CALL FOR POSTERS for the 12th Mountain Lion Workshop May 15 – 18, 2017

YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park, Colorado

 

The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is soliciting abstracts for posters that cover any and all kinds of mountain lion management, conservation, education, outreach, or research projects for the 12th Mountain Lion Workshop May 15 – 18, 2017 in Estes Park, Colorado.

 

We encourage anyone who wants to highlight the work they do for mountain lions to submit an abstract. We also encourage anyone working with projects that may be applied to mountain lion conservation and management, particularly regarding felid harvest management and population monitoring, to submit an abstract for a poster.

Please send your abstract as a single Microsoft Word attachment to: Stephanie Durno, stephanie.durno@state.co.us.

The deadline for submitting an abstract is February 24, 2017. We anticipate selecting approximately 20 abstracts for posters. If your abstract is selected, we will notify you by March 31, 2017 and provide additional details and requirements at that time.