Mississippi Chapter: Annual Meeting

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Annual Meeting


September 13th and 14th, 2018


The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum
115 E 1st St
Biloxi, MS 39530


Turning Environmental Tragedies into Wildlife Conservation Strategies: The Mississippi Gulf Coast Story

Meeting Overview

The MS Gulf Coast has an array of ecosystems ranging from the longleaf uplands to the barrier islands. This natural resource diversity has led to a robust economy and culture tied to seafood, ship building, military installations, forestry, and outdoor recreation. However, in the past decade the region’s economy and landscape has gone through a dramatic transformation after the devastating impacts of Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill. As a result, municipalities, industry, and natural resource managers have been forced to adapt on how they manage the needs of both humans and wildlife in this new environment. Attendees will learn about the broad conservation efforts taking place in the region from professionals involved in the effort and spending time in the field getting firsthand experience with the issues. Additionally, other statewide wildlife and conservation issues like Chronic Wasting Disease and an update on the 2018 Farm Bill will be discussed. The Annual Meeting will also provide opportunities for professionals and students to present their recent research, education, and management programs along with several continuing education and networking opportunities including a Chartered Boat Tour to Ship Island Thursday afternoon.

Important Dates

August 12th – Last day conference rate ($93.00/night) hotel rooms are available.

August 15th – Abstract for presentations and posters and publication awards are due.

Meeting Venue and Hotel

The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum in Biloxi, MS is a state of the art museum that provides an excellent meeting venue overlooking the Biloxi Bay. Margaritaville Resort Biloxi is the Annual Meeting hotel. To find out more about the Annual Meeting and register go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mississippi-chapter-of-the-wildlife-society-annual-meeting-2018-registration-47218464699.

Call for Papers
Submit nominations for the Sam K. Riffell Award for Conservation Excellence 
Submit nominations for the Dale H. Arner Honorary Membership Award 
Submit nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Publications Award
Meeting Agenda 

Past Annual Meetings

2017 Meeting Agenda
2016 Meeting Agenda
2015 Meeting Agenda