2014 ANNUAL MEETING
November 18-20 – Evanston, Wyoming
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
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Innovation and Opportunity Across Borders – Managing Rangelands to Create Resilient Natural and Social Systems
Tuesday, November 18
|8:00–11:00 am||Council Meeting|
|11:00–1:00 pm||Rangeland Cup|
|12:30 pm||Extemporaneous Speaking – Students select topic|
|1:00-3:00 pm||Committee Meetings|
|3:00-5:30 pm||Extemporaneous Speaking|
|5:30-6:30 pm||Undergraduate Range Management Exam – Pro Am event one!|
|6:30-8:30 pm||Student Night Out with Professionals|
Wednesday, November 19
|7:00 am||Plant Identification – Pro Am event two!|
|8:00 am||President’s Welcome|
|8:15 am||Keynote Speaker: Place Based Collaboration for Communities and Landscapes – Jessica Clement|
|10:00-11:00 am||Technical Sessions*|
|11:00-12:00 am||High School Youth Forum Presentations|
|12:00-2:30 pm||Lunch and Business Meeting|
|2:30-5:00 pm||Technical Sessions*|
|5:30 pm||Social Hour and Appetizers|
|6:00 pm||Awards Banquet and Auction|
|*Technical Sessions include: Piney Creeks Vegetation Restoration, Platte Valley Habitat Partnership, and Thunder Basin Grassland Prairie Ecosystem Association among others!|
Thursday, November 20
|8:00 – 12:00 pm||Deseret Ranch Presentation and Tour – General Manager Mike Meeks**|
|**Ranch tour is contingent on weather and condition of ranch roads for accessibility.|
Jessica Clement is Director of the Collaborative Program in Natural Resources and Research Scientist in Human Dimensions in Natural Resources at the Ruckelshaus Institute of University of Wyoming. She is a scientist, practitioner and instructor in the fields of human dimensions and policy in natural resources at the Ruckelshaus Institute. The Ruckelshaus Institute seeks to enhance collaborative capacity in environmental and natural resource issues in Wyoming and beyond. She has created the Collaboration Program which trains middle and upper management natural resource professionals in collaborative problem-solving methods. Dr. Clement teaches graduate classes in natural resource policy and human dimensions.
Dr. Clement was previously the Co-Director of the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute at Colorado State University. She has created and facilitated collaborative processes related to natural resource issues for more than 15 years in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. Jessica has also published peer-reviewed articles in human dimensions research regarding the relationship between people and natural resources using quantitative, qualitative and mapping methods and taught natural resources policy and ecology related subjects for twenty years.
The Ruckelshaus Institute at the University of Wyoming
The Ruckelshaus Institute at the University of Wyoming advances the understanding and resolution of complex environmental and natural resources challenges and supports stakeholder-driven solutions to environmental challenges by communicating relevant research and promoting collaborative decision making through research and policy analysis, collaborative problem solving, events and trainings and publications.
Lodging: A group rate is available at the Dunmar Inn Best Western. To make a reservation call 307.789.3770 and ask for the WY – SRM Conference Block. The room rate is $69.99 plus tax/night. The block of rooms will be held through Monday, November 3.
2014 High School Youth Forum Event Information
We all know folks deserving of recognition for their strong efforts in the realm of natural resource management in Wyoming. Please show them your appreciation and support by submitting a nomination for their efforts.
ESD Workshop Materials are now online.
To view materials go to ESD Workshop Materials under Events or look under Resources
Welcome to our New President
Brian A. Mealor, 2014 Wyoming Section President