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

2017 Annual Meeting

Information for the Joint SDTWS/CMPS Annual Meeting

Monday, February 27, 2017, 12:00 pm (CST) to Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 12:00 pm (CST)

Cedar Shore Resort, 1500 Shoreline Drive, Oacoma, SD (near the intersection of I-90 and the Missouri River in Chamberlain/Oacoma, SD)

Theme: Precision Conservation: The Interface of Wildlife, Agriculture, and People

Agenda: View the final agenda here.

Driving Directions:
Take Exit 260 at Oacoma. Drive north off I-90, then take an immediate right onto I-90 Business Loop (east SD Highway 16). Drive east just over 3 miles and turn north onto Shoreline Drive to Cedar Shore on the right (towards the Missouri River). If you cross the river going east, you went too far.

Time Zone: Oacoma/Chamberlain is within the Central Standard Time Zone

How to Get There:

SD Airports:
Rapid City (3 hours from Chamberlain BUT allow 1 hour upon arrival for time change (CST) in Chamberlain)
Pierre (1.5 hours from Chamberlain AND in the same time zone)
Sioux Falls (2.5 hours from Chamberlain AND in the same time zone)

I-90 Exit 260

Conference Details:
Lodging: There will be a block of rooms available for The Wildlife Society. Rooms are $82.95 per night. For Federal employees, ask if they honor federal government rates. For SD State employees, Cedar Shore honors the current state rate.

There are cabins with 4 bedrooms, 6 beds. Ask Cedar Shore for prices.
Pets are welcome with a fee.

Full service restaurant and bar on site. Talk to Cedar Shore for special dietary needs.

Conference Registration:
By the end of week (January 27th), conference attendees should be able to register online on the SD Chapter TWS webpage (credit cards accepted).

General Registration: $100
1 day Attendance: $ 35
Students/Retirees: $ 35
1 day Students/Retirees: $ 25

Annual SD Chapter TWS Dues: $ 10

Monday Lunch 11:00 – 1:00 Provided
Monday Evening Auction/Social Hors d’oeuvres provided, cash bar

Tuesday Breakfast On own
Mid-day snacks Provided
Tuesday Lunch (Buffet) $ 11
Tuesday Banquet/Awards $ 15

Wednesday Breakfast On own
Wednesday Lunch On own

Other Items:
Sunday, February 26th – check-in after 4:00 pm

Sunday, February 26th – SD TWS Chapter will have a Board Meeting at 7:00 pm

Sunday Dinner On own

Monday Photo Contest During Auction/Social; bring a photo
Small entry fee

Things to do:
Oacoma-Chamberlain Chamber of Commerce

Ice fishing – may be open water for fishing
Bird watching
Al’s Oasis in Oacoma
Quaint downtown shops

Be sure to visit “Dignity” on I-90. Recently established 50-foot metal sculpture depicting a Plains Native American Woman holding a star quilt. SD Artist Dale Lamphere stated that his work “… represents the pride and strength and durability of the native cultures here.”


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.

We hope to see you at the 2017 Annual Section Meeting February 27-March 1, hosted by the South Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society at Cedar Shore Resort in Oacoma, SD!

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.

We look forward to seeing everybody again—and new faces—at the CMPS meeting in Colorado next summer!

Proceedings from CMPS Annual Meetings



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

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