Colorado Chapter: 2017 Annual Meeting

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The Colorado Chapter of the Wildlife Society’s 2017 Annual Meeting will be in Fort Collins, CO from February 15-17, 2017.

Highlights of this year’s conference include:

  • Wildlife necropsy workshop
  • Symposium on Gray Wolf Conservation and Management
  • Half-day plenary on carnivore ecology and management
  • Contributed papers
  • Welcome social, poster session, awards banquet

QUICK LINKS

Venue and Lodging | Call for Papers | Meeting Agenda | Workshop | Symposium | Abstracts | Awards | Sponsors


VENUE AND LODGING

The meeting will be held at the Hilton Fort Collins at 425 West Prospect Ave. in Fort Collins, CO 80526. Discounted room rates are available on-line through January 15 (or until the block of rooms is full) by clicking HERE.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstracts for presentations and posters are due Monday, January 9, 2017. Please email abstract submissions for presentations and posters to Aran Johnson. Presenters will be notified of acceptance be email by Friday, January 13, 2017. Click HERE to download the Call for Papers.

MEETING AGENDA

Click HERE for a draft meeting agenda (subject to revision). The meeting will include a wildlife necropsy workshop (by application only), a symposium on Gray Wolf Conservation and Management, a Wednesday evening welcome social, a half-day plenary on carnivore ecology and management, contributed paper presentations, poster session, and awards banquet.

WORKSHOP

Wildlife Necropsy Workshop. Wednesday, February 15. Full-day workshop (8 am – 3:30 pm). Lunch is included in the registration fee. The workshop will be open to a limited number of participants due to limited space. Click HERE to download the workshop announcement and instructions for how to apply. NOTE: Workshop participants will need to register for the meeting and the workshop separately.

SYMPOSIUM

Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Symposium. Wednesday, February 15, 8 am – 5 pm (lunch on your own). Registration is required for all attendees. The registration fee is $10 for students and retired TWS members and $20 for regular TWS members and non-members. Click HERE for the symposium agenda, HERE for presenter biographies, and HERE for presentation abstracts.

ABSTRACTS

Click HERE for abstracts for Contributed Papers and Posters, HERE for the Carnivore Ecology and Management Plenary Session abstracts and HERE for bios of our Plenary Session speakers.

AWARDS

We are currently seeking nominations for the following awards: Douglas L. Gilbert Award for Outstanding Achievement in Wildlife Sciences, Professional Achievement in Wildlife Administration, Professional Achievement in Wildlife Research, Professional Achievement in Wildlife Habitat, Honorary Chapter Membership, Allen E. Anderson Award for Outstanding Wildlife Undergraduate Student, Jim Olterman Scholarship Award, Chapter Service Award, Meritorious Service Award, and the Blown Blunderbuss Award. For a description and history of awards, see our Awards page. Please send nominations for awards to Eric Bergman by Monday, January 16, 2017. Click HERE for the 2017 Call for Awards.

SPONSORS

The Turner Endangered Species Fund is sponsoring the Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Symposium.

REGISTRATION

On-line meeting registration is now CLOSED. Please register in person at the CCTWS table in the hotel lobby outside the conference rooms (open 7:15 am to 12 noon on Wednesday or Thursday). Meeting registration includes the Wednesday welcome social, Thursday lunch, and Thursday night banquet. Symposium-Only and Extra Banquet Ticket options are also available. Registration for the Wednesday Wildlife Necropsy workshop is separate and available only to accepted participants. Non-member meeting registration is $15 extra but includes a 1-year membership to CCTWS. See the list of numbered registration options below.

REGISTRATION OPTIONS

MEETING & SYMPOSIUM (Includes Wednesday welcome social, Thursday lunch, and Thursday Banquet)

(1) MEMBER Meeting & Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Symposium – $220

(2) NON-MEMBER Meeting & Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Symposium – $235 (includes 1-year CCTWS membership)

(3) STUDENT/RETIRED MEMBER Meeting & Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Symposium – $140

MEETING ONLY (Includes Wednesday welcome social, Thursday lunch, and Thursday Banquet)

(4) MEMBER Meeting Only – $200

(5) NON-MEMBER Meeting Only – $215 (includes 1 year CCTWS membership)

(6) STUDENT/RETIRED MEMBER Meeting Only – $130

SYMPOSIUM ONLY

(7) MEMBER or NON-MEMBER Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Symposium Only – $20

(8) STUDENT/RETIRED MEMBER Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Symposium Only – $10

EXTRA BANQUET TICKET* (use to purchase 1 extra Banquet ticket, requires a separate PayPal transaction from registration options)

(9) Extra banquet ticket – $35