13th Western Black Bear Workshop


13th Western Black Bear Workshop
Grand Junction, Colorado
May 21-24, 2018





The Colorado steering committee, and the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA), would like to extend an invitation to the 13th Western Black Bear Workshop, scheduled for May 21-24 2018 in Grand Junction, Colorado.

The workshop, meals and lodging will all be at the Doubletree Hotel located at 743 Horizon Dr., Grand Junction, Colorado and only 1 mile from the Grand Junction Regional Airport.

  • The Grand Junction Regional Airport has numerous commercial flight options and connections from both Denver and other western hubs on American Airline, Delta and United.
  • Additional tourism and travel information is available at: https://www.visitgrandjunction.com/
  • The workshop will begin with a social on the evening of Monday, 21st and conclude on the afternoon of Thursday, 24th.

We plan to devote a full day on topics involving human – bear conflicts including agency communication and messaging, human dimensions, quantifying conflicts, bear management techniques to reduce conflicts, and legal/liability aspects of bear attacks. Workshop topics will also feature jurisdictional updates, sessions focusing on harvest strategies, bear predation of ungulates, general ecology and others. Additional topics may be added as we receive and review abstracts over the next few months.

First Call for Papers/Posters

Once the WAFWA website page is ready to accept workshop registration, we will send another email, reminding you that it’s time to register. In the meantime, if there are any questions regarding the workshop venue please email marie.haas@state.co.us