Tennessee Chapter: Annual Meeting

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Annual Meeting

The Executive Board of the TN TWS is excited to invite you to the 2018 Annual Meeting of the TN Chapter of The Wildlife Society which will be held at Fall Creek Falls State Park on February 28 – March 2, 2018. In addition to the usual fun, professional development, and networking we are going to be celebrating TN TWS’ 50th year as a state chapter! We are planning some special events and activities to celebrate this milestone. We want to send a special invitation to our members who were either at the first meeting or helped get the ball rolling in establishing our chapter.

Call the Park Inn at 1-800-250-8610 to reserve your guest room or cabin. Use group block #6780 to get our group rates.

Registration for the 2018 TN TWS meeting is open. Preregistration is required again this year and we need registration completed by Feb. 23rd so we can provide numbers to the park for the banquet and snacks.

Registration costs are $55 for professionals and $35 for students. It includes the Wednesday  night social, Thursday and Friday morning coffee and danishes, Thursday night banquet, and coffee for the afternoon breaks.  We did have to increase our prices a bit because of increasing food costs – but still a good deal for all the food and beverages it includes.  And don’t forget it buys you access to the premier wildlife conference in the state of Tennessee!

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the TN Chapter of TWS. We are selling shirts to celebrate the milestone. The shirt design is attached. Preorders are much preferred and are $15 for sizes small – XL and $17 for XXL.  There will be a limited amount for sale at the door for $20-$22. But preorder so your size is guaranteed.

You have two options for registration, paying dues, and buying shirts:

  1.  The eventbrite site – Add your registration and/or dues to your cart and then you will have the option of adding a t-shirt as an additional item in the checkout.  There are fees associated with eventbrite so if you would like to skip those look at option #2. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-tn-tws-chapter-meeting-tickets-42133987892
  2. Fill out the attached form and mail Erin Patrick your registration form and a check.

Past Annual Meetings

2017    Paris Landing State Park, Paris; Program

2016    Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns

2015    Edgewater Hotel and Conference Center, Gatlinburg

2014    Fall Creek Falls State Park, Spencer

2013    Paris Landing State Park, Paris; Theme: Wildlife Management and Conservation in Changing Times

2012    Henry Horton State Park, Chapel Hill

2011    Valley View Lodge, Townsend; Theme: Technology and New Challenges in Wildlife Management

2010    Pickwick State Park; Theme: An Alphabet Soup of Wildlife Management

2009    Fall Creek Falls State Park; Theme: Wildlife Management: Then and Now

2008    Henry Horton State Park; Theme: Meeting in the Middle

2007    Valley View Lodge, Townsend; Theme: A Mountain of Issues

2006    Paris Landing State Park; Theme: Wildlife Management in Tennessee and Kentucky: Success through Policy and Practice (Joint meeting with KY-TWS

2005    Fall Creek Falls State Park; Theme: Wildlife Management in Tennessee: A State of the State

2004    University of Tennessee – Martin; Theme: Using Partnerships for Success in Wildlife Management

2003    Tennessee Technological University; Theme: Forest Management and Wildlife

2002    Fall Creek Falls State Park; Theme: Prescribed Fire for Wildlife: A Burning Issue

2001    Paris Landing State Park; Theme: The Tennessee Bobwhite: Can We Recover?

2000    Fall Creek Falls State Park; Theme: Quality Deer Management: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?

1999    Montgomery Bell State Park; Theme: Restoring Our Wildlife Heritage

1998    Henry Horton State Park; Theme: Overabundant Wildlife Populations: When Did We Exceed Carrying Capacity?

1997    Lincoln Memorial University; Theme: Tennessee’s 3rd Century of Wildlife Management: Where Do We Go from Here?

1996    Paris Landing State Park; Theme: Wildlife Management on Private Lands: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities

1995    Fall Creek Falls State Park; Theme: Integrating Traditional and Non-traditional Values in Wildlife Management

1994    Holiday Inn Resort Complex, Gatlinburg (w/TCL); Theme: Ecosystem Management

1993    Thunder Hollow Resort, Crossville (The Blizzard of ’93!); Theme: Wildlife Management in Tennessee: Directions for the Future

1992    University of Tennessee – Martin; Theme: Public Perceptions of Resource Management

1991    Lowes Vanderbilt Hotel, Nashville (w/TLC); Theme: Animal Rights, Animal Welfare, and Wildlife Management

1990    Sheraton Inn, Johnson City (w/TLC); Theme: Status and Trends of Tennessee Natural Resources

1989    Tech Aqua, Cookeville; Theme: Wildlife Enterprises

1988    Tech Aqua, Cookeville; Theme: Wildlife Damage Control

1987    Tech Aqua, Cookeville; Theme: Wetlands and Outdoor Recreation

1986    Brandon Springs, LBL; Theme: Computer Modeling as a Wildlife Management Tool

1985    Brandon Springs, LBL; Theme: Tennessee Threatened and Endangered Species

1984    Brandon Springs, LBL; Theme: Tennessee Wetlands Management

1983    Brandon Springs, LBL; Theme: Impacts of Farm Programs on Wildlife Management

1982    Brandon Springs, LBL; Theme: Integrating Wildlife Management into Timber Management Operations

1981    Brandon Springs, LBL

1980    Brandon Springs, LBL; Theme: Raccoon Research and Management in Tennessee

1979    Standing Stone State Park

1978    Tech Aqua, Cookeville; Theme: Raccoon Research / Misc. Topics