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2019 Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting
When: March 20th – 22nd
Where: Canyon Community Center, Springdale, UT


We are planning a mid-year Utah-TWS activity the night of August 8th. We will be helping with the Bat Blitz in the Book Cliffs in Northeastern Utah south of Vernal. If you’ve ever wanted to see a bat close up, this is the event! We will be mist netting bats in select locations and recording data. Volunteers will be able to help set up mist nets and record data (and take photos:). ONLY PEOPLE WITH RABIES VACCINES WILL BE ABLE TO HOLD THE BATS! Due to white-nose syndrome, we ask everyone that has used equipment previously to handle bats to use rubber gloves and sterilize their equipment prior to the event.

Exact place and time is to be determined yet. Camping is suggested if you are traveling from out of the region. Contact Amy at amyvandevoort@utah.gov by August 1 if you are interested in attending.

The 2018 Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society annual meeting is March 21-23 located at the Uintah Conference Center, 313 E 200 S, Vernal, UT 84078. The theme for the 2018 Annual Meeting is: “Fire and Ice of Wildlife Management – Life In An Arid Landscape”.

There will be prizes for best talks, posters, and best photos!

To register click here.

View the meeting agenda here.

For general registration:

$60 early bird

$85 late (After March 2nd)

Student and retiree registration: 

$40 early

$55 late (After March 2nd)

Single-day registration at $35

Banquet at $20 per person

Enter to win our Annual 2018 Photography Contest! Prizes will be awarded to contest finalists.
Information and Rules:
Photos will be accepted in the following categories:
(1) Wildlife Species
(2) Scenery
(3) Biologists at Work
1. Photos MUST be printed 8 x 10 inches in size and unframed.
-Contestants may enter up to 3 photographs per category.
-Awards for “Best In Category” and “Best Overalll” will be voted on by the membership at the Annual Meeting
– Prizes will be awarded at the banquet.
*****Photos must be submitted at the registration desk at the annual meeting
***Amateur photographers only, please. Questions can be addressed to Keeli Marvel: keeli.marvel@gmail.com

See the annual meeting page for more details.

Congratulations to the winners for the 2018 professional and student talks.

1st Michel Kohl – A statewide tool for assisting management actions in sage-grouse country
2nd David Dahlgren- Utah Specific Sage-grouse Habitat Guidelines
3rd Patricia Cramer- Updates on the science of wildlife and roads in Utah

1st Sam Robertson- The impacts of winter ticks on Utah Moose
2nd Skyler Farnsworth- Forest grouse ecology and management in the Bear River Range, Utah
3rd Margaret A. Hallerud- Three years of cougar monitoring using non-invasive methods in the Bear River Mountains

Congratulations to our 2018 student scholarship winners!!!!

Austin Green-UofU ($2,000)
A Citizen Science Approach to Ecological Study and Conservation of the
Central Wasatch Range Mammal Community Along an Urban-Wildland Interface

Jason Wood-BYU ($1,500)
The Effects of Dixie Harrow on Sage-grouse Habitat: Is Treated Sagebrush Tasty?

Rebecca Dungan-BYU($1,000)
Habitat Analysis of American Black Bears in Southern Utah:
Movements, Habitat Relationships, and Patterns

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