Utah Chapter: Annual Meeting
The 2018 Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting will be March 21-23 in Vernal, UT. The conference will be held at the Uintah Conference Center, 313 E 200 S, Vernal, UT 84078.
Meeting Theme: Fire and Ice of Wildlife Management- Life In An Arid Landscape
There will be prizes for best talks, posters, and photos!
View the meeting agenda here.
2018 Guest Speakers
Dr. Christopher (Kit) O’Connor- US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station
Dr. Robert Gillies- Utah Climate Center Information
Ashley Kijowski- Great Salt Lake Ecosystem Program
1684 West Hwy 40
Vernal, UT 84078
Block Name: Wildlife Society; Total Rooms Blocked: 55 double beds, $79/night*
Cutoff Date: March 9th for reservations
Holiday Inn Express
1515 W. Us Highway 40
Vernal, UT 84078
Register Online: Utah Wildlife Society Conference Marc 2018
Block Name: UWS; Total Rooms Blocked: 20 standard rooms, $83/night+tax*
Cutoff Date: March 7th for reservations
(*Note: Special group rate is valid two days before and after event dates of March 21 -23)
For general registration click here
$60 early bird
$85 late (After March 2nd)
Student and retiree registration:
$55 late (After March 2nd)
Single-day registration at $35
Banquet meal (Thursday, March 22nd)- per person $20
Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin
(***NOTE: We’ve asked about side options for Gluten Free and/or Vegetarians and will include this on the registration page)
***Remember to register early because early registration prices are only
valid until March 3rd, 11:59 PM.***
2018 Field Trips (March 21st) in the a.m. = Free
Utah Field House Museum Tour
Bighorn Sheep Viewing
Bison Tour- Book Cliffs
Sage-grouse Trapping (night)
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 21-23, 2018.
The deadline for abstracts is February 23, 2018.
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 2, 2018. Papers and posters could present results from completed studies or works in progress. (1) Complete applications will include a properly formatted abstract (see link below: Abstract Format Guidelines) of no more than 300 words and (2) a completed cover sheet (see link below: 2018 Paper and Poster Cover Sheet). Formatting guidelines must be followed or your application will be returned for revisions. Please name attachments UTTWS_2018_YOURLASTNAME and email your submissions to Keeli Marvel: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
- Award of Excellence
- Award of Merit
- Conservation Achievement Award
- Certificate of Appreciation
For more details on each award and to nominate someone you know, submit their information here.
Deadline to submit award nominations is February 23, 2018.
ANNUAL PHOTO CONTEST
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
(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: email@example.com
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 $4,500 and will again this year!
1st place-$2,000, 2nd place- $1,500, 3rd place- $1,000
Deadline to apply is February 23, 2018. Please send completed proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(***To review guidelines see the Grants In Aid page)