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Registration is now open for the 2019 UT Chapter of The Wildlife Society Meeting March 20-22, 2019 in Springdale, UT

UPDATE ON 2019 CONFERENCE VENUE:

March 20-21, 2019
SpringHill Suites by Marriott
1141 Canyon Springs Dr.
Springdale, UT 84767

March 22, 2019
Canyon Community Center
126 Lion Blvd.
Springdale, UT 84767

2019 Meeting Theme: Loving Our Natural Resources to Death

Register here: https://www.regonline.com/uttws_2019

Early registration deadline is March 1, 2019
General/Early Registration: $60
Late Registration (after March 1, 2019): $85
Student and Retiree Registration $40 early/$55 late
Single day price: $35
The banquet on Thursday March 21st will be $20 and includes a vegetarian option (selection available during the registration process)

The Chapter accepting paper and poster abstracts for the 2019 Annual Meeting.  Guidelines and formatting restrictions included below.  Abstracts and cover sheets should be emailed to Keeli at Keeli.marvel@gmail.com.  Deadline for submitting abstracts is February 22, 2019.

FIELD TRIPS: 
Birding Field Trip:
When: 7:00 AM, Wednesday, March 20th
Where: Holiday Inn Express
Contact: Rhett Boswell, rhettboswell@utah.gov

Bighorn Sheep Field Trip:
Pending road closures
When: 7:00 AM, Wednesday, March 20th
Where: Canyon Community Center
Contact: Amy Vande Voort, amyvandevoort@utah.gov

AWARD NOMINATIONS and GRANT APPLICATIONS:

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their wildlife science/management related accomplishments? Nominations are now being accepted for the following:

  1. Award of Excellence
  2. Award of Merit
  3. Conservation Achievement Award
  4. Certificate of Appreciation

For more details on each award and to nominate someone you know, submit their information here.

The Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society is accepting student grant applications for the 2019 Annual Meeting. Please click here to find out more information. Application deadline is March 1, 2019.

Lodging Options:
Holiday Inn in Springdale, UT
Cost: $98 for anyone, $94 for federal government employees with ID
Must reserve a room by Feb 20th to guarantee a spot
They will still honor the rate after that date, but rooms will be released to the public on that date

Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites in Virgin, UT
Cost: $94 per room
Must reserve a room by March 3rd
They will still honor the rate after that date, but rooms will be released to the public on that date

La Quinta in Springdale, UT
Cost $129 per room
Must reserve a room by Feb 4th otherwise rooms will be released to the public


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

Professional:
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

Student:
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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