Wisconsin Chapter: Meetings and Trainings

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Meetings and Trainings

The WCTWS hosts two annual events open to members and non-members.

The winter meeting, usually held the first week of March, includes presentations and posters by professionals and students. The event also includes an evening social and presentation of Chapter awards. The winter meeting location alternates between north/central Wisconsin and the Madison area.

The Chapter also hosts a 1-2 day technical training in Sept/Oct each year which allows attendees to gain practical experience on the selected topic. Past topics have included: wildlife damage management, how to inventory and monitor wildlife, wildlife diseases, and working with the media & conflict resolution, and conservation decision making and planning.

2019 Winter Meeting

WCTWS Annual Winter Meeting Update
Building by Strengths from Within

Please save the dates, February 12-14, 2019 for the upcoming WCTWS Annual Winter Meeting. It will be held at the Stony Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Rothschild, WI. The theme of this year’s meeting will be “Building by Strengths from Within,” which in part comes from a reflection on our last four Annual Meetings, three of which were joint meetings in which we had to look outward. This year, we feel it will be beneficial to look inward.

The agenda includes two plenary sessions, several breakout sessions, the WCTWS business meeting, several committee meetings, a banquet, fundraiser, and plenty of time to network with your fellow WCTWS members. Our opening Plenary Session will feature Jeremy Holtz, President of the WCTWS; Jodi Provost, President of the North Central Section of TWS; and Darren Miller, President of TWS. They will be sharing thoughts on our Society and how we can grow at various levels using the talent and energy of our members.

We have a Charter and recently conducted a strategic planning exercise. We have an energetic board that seeks your input regarding the day-to-day function and the future of the WCTWS. What can you do to help us achieve our mission? We look forward to interesting discussions and active participation at the meeting. ‘See you there!

Download the meeting announcement, which includes details on events, lodging, silent auction/small raffle, awards and more!

View the abstracts here.

Registration is now closed.

Past Winter Meetings

2018 The 78th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference – January 28-31, Hilton – Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee

2017 WCTWS and AFS Joint Winter Meeting – February 28-March 2, Hilton – Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee
Winter Meeting Summary
Program and Abstracts

2016 WCTWS Winter Meeting – March 1-3, Stoney Creek Inn in Rothschild
Winter Meeting Summary
Winter Meeting Program (including abstracts)

2015 Joint Winter Meeting: Wisconsin and Minnesota Chapters of The Wildlife Society – February 17-19, Duluth, MN
Winter Meeting Summary
Winter Meeting Program
Winter Meeting Abstracts

2014 WCTWS Winter Meeting – March 11-13, Stoney Creek Inn in Rothschild
Winter Meeting Summary
Winter Meeting Program (including abstracts)

2013 WCTWS Winter Meeting – March 12-14, Chula Vista Resort in the Wisconsin Dells
Winter Meeting Summary
Winter Meeting Program (including abstracts)

2012 WCTWS Winter Meeting – February 28-March 1, Stoney Creek Inn in Rothschild

2011 WCTWS and the SE & SW Chapters of the Wisconsin Society of American Foresters Joint Winter Meeting – March 1-3, Wilderness Resort in the Wisconsin Dells

2010 WCTWS Winter Meeting – March 4-5, Stoney Creek Inn in Rothschild

2009 WCTWS Winter Meeting – March 3-4, Lussier Family Heritage Center in Madison

For summaries, programs, and abstracts prior to 2013 please email Lesa Kardash at Lesa.Kardash@wisconsin.gov or Jamie Nack at jlnack@wisc.edu.

Upcoming Technical Training

Check back as details emerge for the 2019 Technical Training.

Past Technical Trainings

2018 WCTWS Elk Restoration and Management Training – September 18-19 Flambeau River State Forest and Connors Lake State Campground
Summary of Technical Training
Flyer and Agenda

2016 WCTWS Trapping Matters workshop – September 24th at UW – Stevens Point
Summary of Technical Training
Registration form

2015 WCTWS Ojibwe Cultural Awareness Training – June 3-4 in Lac du Flambeau
Summary of Technical Training
Flyer and agenda

2014 No formal training offered

2013 No formal training offered, the WCTWS hosted the TWS Annual Conference in Milwaukee

2012 WCTWS Conservation Decision Making and Planning – October 25 at Kemp Natural Resources Station in Woodruff

2011 WCTWS Communicating with the Media & Conflict Resolution – October 19-20 at the UW Arboretum

2010 WCTWS Field Investigations of Wildlife Mortality – September 14-15 at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) on the UW-Madison (UWM) campus and the USGS National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC)

2009 WCTWS Inventory and Monitoring Technical Training – September 15-16 at Treehaven

2008 WCTWS Wildlife Damage Management Technical Training – September 25 at the UW Arboretum

For summaries and flyers/agendas prior to 2013 please email Lesa Kardash at Lesa.Kardash@wisconsin.gov or Jamie Nack at jlnack@wisc.edu.