The 13th Annual Wildlife & Reclamation Conference has officially wrapped up.

Check back next year for information on the 2022 Wildlife and Reclamation Conference!

The Conference provides a great opportunity to hear from industry leaders about the latest research and techniques in wildlife management and reclamation, as well as network with other wildlife and reclamation specialists from Wyoming and beyond.

In an exciting evolution of the event, PAW rebranded the 2021 conference as the Wildlife & Reclamation Conference. Topics continued to focus heavily on reclamation while recognizing the integral role reclamation plays in wildlife management in Wyoming.

2021 topics focused on how successful reclamation supports healthy and diverse wildlife habitats.

Below you will find the 2021 agenda and links to all of the presentations that were given this year.

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM


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8:15 AM – 8:40 AM

Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Update

Tom Kropatsch, Supervisor – Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission

8:40 AM – 9:05 AM

Status Update on Big Game Migration Corridors and Techniques for Successful Reclamation

Jill Randall, Big Game Migration Coordinator – Wyoming Game & Fish Department

9:05 AM – 9:30 AM

Wintering Sage-Grouse in Wyoming

Dr. Jeff Beck, Professor of Wildlife Habitat Restoration Ecology – UWYO Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

9:30 AM – 9:55 AM

A Case Study on Effective NEPA Coordination with the BLM

Jim Verplancke, Natural Resources Specialist – Wyoming Bureau of Land Management

9:55 AM – 10:15 AM

Networking Break – Visit Exhibitors

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10:15 AM – 10:40 AM

10:40 AM – 11:05 AM

Pollinator Insects Play an Important Role in Sustaining Diversified Habitats and They Aren’t All Honey Bees and Butterflies

Scott Schell, UW Extension Entomology Specialist – UWYO Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

11:05 AM – 11:30 AM

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


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1:00 PM – 1:25 PM

Insights and techniques to control cheatgrass

Julie Kraft, Supervisor – Sublette County Weed & Pest

1:25 PM – 1:50 PM

What sets them apart? A case study on Crestwood’s award-winning reclamation practices.

Jessica Bolerjack, Landman – Crestwood Midstream Partners, LP

1:50 PM – 2:15 PM

Keynote Address: Direction of Wildlife Management in Wyoming

Brian Nesvik, Director – Wyoming Game & Fish Department

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Networking Break – Visit Exhibitors

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2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Lessons from the Day and Looking Forward: A panel discussion moderated by Bob Budd, Executive Director – Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust

  • Brenda Schladweiler – BKS Environmental Associates, Inc.
  • Ryan Lance, President – Pathfinder Ranches
  • Joy Bannon, Policy Director – Wyoming Wildlife Federation
  • Paul Ulrich, Vice President – Jonah Energy

Check back for information on the 14th Annual PAW Wildlife and Reclamation Conference coming in 2022!

More information on Conference Accommodations will be available in 2022