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The 2017 Utah Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting will be March 22-24 in Bryce Canyon.

The meeting will be held at the Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn (26 South Main Street Bryce Canyon, UT).

We have reserved a block of rooms under “Block-36G Wildlife Society or Wildlife Science” for the nights of the 22, 23, and 24th.


Meeting Theme: Social and/or Science Based Management of Wildlife

Guest Speakers: Gus War (BLM-Wild Horse Management)

Chad Bishop (Univeristy of Montana-Wildlife Biology Program Director)

Ben Nadolski (UDWR- Policy Analyst and Legislative Liaison)

Click Here For 2017 Meeting Agenda



Wonderful News!! We received great rates for the hotel:

Rooms $ 50.00/night

Start making your reservations now!



Registration is now open! Register at this link now:


For General Registration:

$60 early bird

$85 late (After March 3rd)

Student and Retiree Registration:

$40 early

$55 late (After March 3rd)

Banquet at $18

2017 Field Trips (March 22) in the Morning

Free: Hiking, Birding, or Bear Denning near Bryce Canyon

NEW-Bear Den Trip (limited to 15 individuals)*** Note: If you’ve been on a bear den in the past,

we ask that you give your spot to an individual who hasn’t been.

1.This field trip will need to leave the hotel at 7:30 am to return by noon.

2.Individuals will need to be in decent physical condition tomake the hike. The bear is 1 mile and 500’ of elevation below the road near Bryce Canyon.

For More Info Contact Tonya: tonyakieffer@utah.gov

***Remember to register early because early registration prices are only
valid until
 March 2, 11:59 PM.***


Call For Abstracts, Papers, Posters

We invite submissions of contributed papers and posters on topics of wildlife science, management, ecology, conservation, education, or policy for the annual meeting of The Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society March 22-24, 2017. The deadline for abstracts is​ February 24, 2017.  Participants will be accepted based on their technical merit, relevance, and/or contribution to our knowledge. Participants will be notified of abstract acceptance by March 3, 2017.  Papers and posters could present results from completed studies or works in progress. Complete applications will include a properly formatted abstract (2017 Abstract Format Guidelines) of no more than 300 words and a completed cover sheet (2017 Paper and Poster Cover Sheet). Formatting guidelines must be followed or your application will be returned for revisions. Please name attachments UTTWS_2017_YOURLASTNAME and send submissions to Dave Dahlgren: dave.dahlgren@usu.edu. PowerPoint presentations must be Office 2007 compatible and be brought on a flash drive.



Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their
accomplishments? Nominations are now being accepted for the following
awards: Award of Excellence, Award of Merit, Conservation Achievement Award
and Certificate of Appreciation. Please submit award nominations on the Award Nominations Page (Link Below):

Deadline to submit award nominations is February 24, 2017.


Scholarships/Grants In Aid

The Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society (TWS) offers Grants-in-Aid for graduate and undergraduate research. Students last year received a combined $4,000!

Deadline to apply is February 24, 2017. Please send completed proposals to: brock_mcmillan@byu.edu

See Grant-in-Aid page for Submission Forms


See the annual meeting page for more details.

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