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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.

Here below are the winners of the 2017 talks and posters.

Best Papers, Professional
1st Place – Carl Lundbald (Thermal ecology, reproductive success, and climate adaptability of burrowing owls)
Tie 2nd Place- Steve Slater (Identification factors associated with eagle vehicle strike risk in Utah
Tie 2nd Place- Adam Brewerton (Tracking the American White Pelican)
3rd Place- Tom Smith (Bear safety messaging- time to rethink?

Best Papers, Student
Tie 1st Place- Brett Mossman (Assessing natural seed dormancy loss in alkali bulrush (Bolboschoenus maritimus): Duck ingestion and natural cold stratification)
Tie 1st Place- Brandon Flack (Ecology of the Morgan-Summit greater sage-grouse population: Conservation implications for landowners and managers)
Tie 2nd Place- Channing Howard (Public perception before and after urban mule deer translocation)
Tie 2nd Place- Justin Small (Greater sage-grouse responses to pinyon-juniper removal:mitigating resistance in an anthropogenic altered landscape
3rd Place- Ed Hammill (A novel tool for prioritizing wildlife management actions that accounts for exposure to potential climate changes)

Best Posters
1st Place – Jason Wood (Greater sage-grouse winter forage selection: Is treated sagebrush tasty?)
2nd Place- Jacob Fullmer (Are remote cameras a viable method to estimate mule deer populations?)
3rd Place- B.J. Adams ( Ecology of Mouflon Hybrid Sheep in Hawaii)

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