The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Mule Deer Working Group in collaboration with the Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society, the Sagebrush Science Initiative (a joint effort of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serive and WAFWA), the U.S. Geological Survey, the Mule Deer Foundation, and The Pew Charitable Trusts will host a wildlife movement and migration workshop led by the Wyoming Migration Initiative, who have developed new approaches to apply migration research to real-world corridor management and conservation.
When: August 28th (8am-5pm) and 29th (8am-12pm)
Where: Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center at the University of Wyoming. Laramie, WY
Who: State and federal wildlife managers and policymakers from CO, NM, TX, and WY
On Tuesday, 8/28, lunch will be provided and is included with your registration fee. Light refreshments, including coffee, will be served throughout the workshop on both days.
During registration, attendees will chose to attend either breakout session that focuses on the policy or mapping/analysis of migration cooridors.
Breakout 1 - Migration Mapping Group: Jerod Merkle, postdoctoral researcher with Wyoming Migration Initiative, will walk through how to use Migration Mapper, a new, user-friendly tool that allows practitioners to apply the latest scientific method to modeling migration routes using GPS collar data. This session will include working with datasets that participants bring as Wyoming Migration Initiative staff are on hand to help.
Breakout 2 - Policy Group: Facilitated by Eric Sproles, WAFWA CHAT Coordinator. Collar data and the identified wildlife corridors derived from them have considerable bearing on policy and management decisions at the state and federal levels. As federal policy on this issue continues to develop, state wildlife agencies will need to form and enact their own policy approaches. Coordination and collaboration between state and federal agencies will be an important component in conserving newly identified and known migration corridors.
Attendees will be notified by email of the workshop agenda and logistics.
Lodging: The Hilton Garden Inn Laramie (307-745-5500) is across the street from the conference center. We have reserved a block of rooms under the ‘wildlife migration workshop’ at a rate of $110/night or $93/night (with Government ID). Please book prior to August 6th to get the block rate.
Registration ends on August 21st.
Tue Aug. 28 - 2:00 pmtoWed Aug. 29 6:00 pm
222 Grand AvenueLaramie WY,US 82070