Conference Circuit: Fish and Wildlife

The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ 107th Annual Meeting begins in Sandy, Utah, in the coming days. More than 700 attendees are expected.

More than 700 leaders from fish and wildlife agencies and conservation groups from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canada, and Mexico are headed to Utah next week to discuss conservation policy and management issues and accomplishments.

Organization: Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Conference: 107th Annual Meeting

Venue: Snowbird Resort

City: Sandy, Utah

Following committee and working group meetings on Monday morning, the conference welcome and plenary session will take place that afternoon. A panel of business leaders—including Shell Oil Company’s U.S. country chair and president, Bruce Culpepper—will share their perspective on the future of fish and wildlife conservation nationwide. Also on the agenda:

Tools to use. During the “Cool Tools for Hot Topics” sessions, attendees can join U.S. Geological Survey scientists to discuss state-of-the-art approaches to a variety of fish and wildlife management topics, including endangered-species recovery and invasive-species management.

Women in the industry. Preconference activities include Sunday evening’s Women in Conservation Hike and Social Hour. Participants will take a moderate hike along Barrier Free Trail before heading to the Tram Club for cocktails and appetizers.

Invited guests. Attendees are encouraged to bring guests to the meeting. While they’re busy learning and networking with colleagues, guests can to take part in a handful of day trips, including one to Park City and another to Antelope Island.

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Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

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