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Annual Meeting of the Central Mountains and Plains Section of The Wildlife Society

2018 Annual Meeting – Grassland Ecology: Conservation in an Altered Landscape

The Nebraska Chapter of The Wildlife Society (NETWS) is excited to host the joint Annual Meeting of the CMPS and NETWS!  The 2018 meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn in Kearney, NE from February 28 through March 2.  Registration is now available at  Early registration through January 28 is $125, late registration through February 23 is $140, and student registration is $20.

Executive Board meetings for NETWS and CMPS will be held the morning of February 28.  That afternoon will be a plenary session, followed by a social and dinner.  Thursday will be a symposium, followed by dinner and a fundraising auction.  Friday will be a student-professional workshop on prescribed fire, held in partnership with the Great Plains Fire Science Exchange.

A block of rooms is available at $93/night at the Holiday Inn in Kearney (308-237-5971).  This block is being held until January 26.  Please request the block for Nebraska Chapter of The Wildlife Society to get that rate.  (Note that late February is the beginning of the tourist season for crane viewing in that area, so if rooms are not booked in advance you may have difficulty finding a room in Kearney for this conference.)

NGPC employees please note that there is a registration option that allows you to register without paying at this time.  The Chapter will bill NGPC for all attendees after the event, but pre-registration is required.

Membership dues for the Chapter can be paid at the event or through the Chapter website at

If you want to register now but pay at the door please contact to make arrangements.

NGPC EMPLOYEES:  Please use the NGPC ticket option.  You will not be charged at this time and the Chapter will invoice NGPC for the full amount after the conference.

Past Meetings

2017 Annual Meeting: Precision Conservation: The Interface of Wildlife, Agriculture, and People

Sincere thanks to the South Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society for hosting the CMPS Annual Meeting February 27-March 1 in Oacoma, SD.  This meeting offered the opportunity for stewardship and networking between wildlife professionals from all aspects of management throughout South Dakota and surrounding states.  The theme addressed a broad array of wildlife management issues that are contemporary and relevant to all wildlife professionals, and provided the ability to talk about wildlife through social, agricultural, and legislative viewpoints.  The agenda was full of engaging talks on various recent and ongoing wildlife research projects and, of course, was a great opportunity for our many professionals to catch up with friends and former co-workers.  A silent and live auction and raffle generated considerable funds for both organizations, and provided a good bit of laughs for those who attended.  We hope to use the positive feedback and lessons learned from the 2017 joint CMPS and SDTWS meeting to model other jointly-held meeting in the future to maximize opportunities to Society members.

2016 Annual Meeting: Seeing Wildlife through the Trees: Challenges and Conservation of Forests and Wildlife

Many thanks to the Colorado Chapter of The Wildlife Society for hosting the CMPS Annual Meeting “on the mountain” August 8-11 in Steamboat Springs, CO. We appreciate the efforts of the planning committee, and the generosity of the meeting sponsors and those who donated items to the fundraising auction. Over 100 wildlife professionals and students attended the meeting to enjoy two workshops, a diversity of presentations and posters, several outstanding field trips, the CMPS Annual Business Meeting luncheon, and some lively social events.

2015 Annual Meeting: Grassland Strongholds: Biodiversity and Management

Thanks to the Kansas Chapter of The Wildlife Society and Kansas State University for co-hosting the CMPS annual meeting Aug 10-13 in Manhattan, KS. The meeting was a big success!  There were 99 registrants that enjoyed two days of paper and poster sessions, a day of workshops on R and FRAGSTATS, three evening socials, and field trips to notable, local tallgrass prairie landscapes.

Proceedings from CMPS Annual Meetings



To view proceedings from 1956-2012 visit our Google Drive.

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