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Agenda for the 18th Annual North American Wolf Conf.
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April 2, 2006

18th Annual North American Wolf Conference
Chico Hot Springs, Pray Montana

Tuesday April 4th

6:00 – 8:00 Icebreaker Social followed by music in the saloon by Roy Heberger’s band, The Bitterbrush Blues Band. They will be playing again the following night after the Alpha Award Banquet and Auction.

Wednesday April 5th

8:00 – 8:30 Welcome: Introductions and Announcements

8:30 – 9:00 Yellowstone National Park Wolf Project Status Update
Doug Smith, Project Leader, Mammoth Hot Springs, WY

9:00 – 9:30 Montana State Update
Carolyn Sime, Gray Wolf Program Coordinator, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

9:30 – 10:00 Wolf Management in Idaho
Steve Nadeau, Statewide Large Carnivore Program Coordinator
Idaho Department of Fish and Game

10:00 – 10:30 Wolf Legislation Oregon-Style
Amaroq Weiss, Defenders of Wildlife and Clint Krebs, Krebs Ranches

10:30 – 11:00 The Next Frontier: The Southern Rocky Mountains
Rob Edward, Carnivore Restoration Program Director, Sinapu

11:00 – 11:30 Description of Summer Territories and Habitat Use of Reintroduced Mexican Wolves (Canis lupus baileyi)
Dr. José A. Guevara G., Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

11:30 – 12:00 Implementing Recovery of the Red Wolf – Integrating Research Scientists and Managers
Bud Fazio, Team Leader, USFWS Red Wolf Recovery Program

12:00 – 1:00 ~ Buffet Style Lunch ~

1:00 – 1:30 The Relevance of Distinct Population Segments to Conservation of Wolves and Grizzly Bears in the Western U.S.
Carlos Carroll, Klamath Center for Conservation Research/Wilburforce Foundation

1:30 – 2:00 Livestock Guard Dogs – Anna Cellars, Central Michigan University
Shock Collars and Wolves – Shawn Rossler, Central Michigan University

2:00 – 2:30 Farmer Perceptions and Use of Livestock Guarding Dogs in Michigan
Tom Gehring, Central Michigan University

2:30 – 3:00 ~ Break ~

3:00 – 5:00 Nonlethal Wolf Management Workshop - Panel Presentation
Lane Adamson, Ray Coppinger, Todd Graham, Stewart Breck, Tom Gehring, Janelle Holden, Marco Musiani, Jim Pissot, Carter Neimeyer, Suzanne Stone, Rick Williamson

7:00 – 8:00 Alpha Award Banquet Dinner
Alpha Award presented by Wolf Recovery Foundation

Keynote Speaker -- Jamie Rappaport Clark - Executive Vice President of Defenders of Wildlife

Live Auction (with Rick Williamson) and Silent Auction benefiting nonlethal wolf management efforts in the northern Rockies

Music in the Saloon by the Bitterbrush Blues Band

Thursday April 6th

8:00 – 8:30 Reintroduction of the Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) to the Southwestern United States: An Economic Perspective
Timm Kroeger, Defenders of Wildlife

8:30 - 9:00 Mexican Gray Wolves: Challenges For The Captive Breeding Program 2006
Pat Valentino, California Wolf Center

9:00 - 9:30 The Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Program – Unusual Circumstances, Distinct Challenges, and a Few Modest Suggestions
Eva Sargent, Director, Southwest Programs, Defenders of Wildlife

9:30 - 10:00 Yellowstone’s Trophic Cascade: Are Wolves Really Changing Willow Communities?
Nathan Varley, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta

10:00 - 10:30 ~ Break ~

10:30 - 11:00 Who’s your Daddy? – Results From a Genetic Study of the Yellowstone, Idaho and Montana Wolf Populations
Bridgett vonHoldt, University of California

11:00 - 11:30 Seasonality and Recurrence of Depredation and Wolf Control in Western North America -- Wildlife Society Bulletin 2005, 33(3): 876–887
Marco Musiani, University of Calgary

11:30 - 12:00 Developing Long-Term Monitoring Protocols for Wolves in Idaho
Curtis M. Mack, Nez Perce Tribe

12:00 - 1:00 ~ Buffet Style Lunch ~

1:00 – 1:30 In the Trenches: Wolf Information for Public Contacts
Linda Thurston and Nathan Varley

1:30 – 2:00 Wolves and People in Yellowstone
Dr. John W. Duffield, University of Montana

2:00 – 2:30
Ranch Level Depredations
Chris Haney, Defenders of Wildlife

2:30 – 3:00 ~ Break ~

3:00 – 4:15 Ranching Perspectives of Wolves o the Landscape: a Panel Discussion
Facilitator Lane Adamson

4:15 – 5:00 Closing Comments

Thank you and see you all next year. The next North American wolf conference will be held March 26 - 29, 2007 at Chico Hot Springs, Pray, Montana. Please note that abstract submissions are due by November 15, 2006.

Friday April 7th
Yellowstone Wolf Field Trip with Doug Smith

For those registered, the Yellowstone field trip vans will depart Chico Hot Springs main lobby at 5 am and will return before noon. Sack breakfast and sack lunches are provided. Please dress for the weather (layers are best), wear good walking shoes, and bring your own binoculars, sunscreen (hopefully needed), and water. If you have any questions, please contact Nathan Varley or Linda Thurston at (406) 223-0713 or email [email protected]


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