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 theme is: Bear Management in the Changing West
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 jurisdiction updates, sessions focusing on harvest strategies, bear predation of ungulates, general ecology and others.
VENUE AND LODGING
The workshop, meals and lodging will all be at the Doubletree Hotel (970-241-8888) located at 743 Horizon Dr., Grand Junction, Colorado and only 1 mile from the Grand Junction Regional Airport.
CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS
Abstracts for presentations and posters are due Feb 9th, 2018. Please submit paper abstracts to Chuck Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org and poster abstracts to Kristin Cannon at email@example.com. as soon as possible and no later than Friday, February 9th, 2018.
Presenters will be notified of acceptance by email by Monday, March 16th, 2018. We will provide additional details and requirements for posters at that time. Click HERE to download the most recent Call for Papers and Posters. This document includes requirements for formatting abstracts and a sample abstract.
The workshop will begin with a social on the evening of Monday, May 21st and conclude on the afternoon of Thursday, May 24th.
Click HERE for a tentative meeting agenda.
SPONSORS AND VENDORS
Sponsors/ In-kind donations will be recognized in the workshop agenda and in the proceedings. Vendor registration is available and also will include logo inclusion in the proceedings and agenda. Vendor registration provides for full workshop admission (meals, breaks, presentations, etc) for one individual as well as use of your own vendor table during the workshop for presentation of products. Click HERE for the vendor information document.
On-line workshop registration is now open. Click HERE to begin registration.
Full registration for the workshop (Early Bird, Late, Student, Vendor) includes the following:evening social mixer on Mon, May 21st (hot appetizers, drinks)
Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free requests will be accepted during registration. Besides the hotel restaurant, there are also numerous other dining options within walking distance of the hotel for Tuesday night or other meals.
Full Registration Options:
Late: May 1 - workshop walk-ins- Sorry, no t-shirt $285
Student Late: May 1 - workshop walk-ins- Sorry, no t-shirt $205
Vendor: includes full workshop registration (meals, banquet, etc) for one person
and a vendor table during workshop $460
Banquet ticket for guest (evening Wed, 23rd)
Single Day workshop registration - includes all meals and breaks on selected day
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