14th Annual PAW Wildlife & Reclamation Conference

November 30, 2022 | 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Best Western Downtown Casper

The Wildlife & Reclamation 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.

This year’s conference showcased new opportunities available in Wyoming. See below for links to the presentations that were given at this year’s conference.

6:30 AM

Vendor Setup Opens

7:30 AM – 8:10 AM

Light Breakfast

Sponsored by

8:15 AM – 8:40 AM

Wildlife and Reclamation in anAge of Abundance

Pete Obermueller, President, Petroleum Association of Wyoming

8:40 AM – 9:05 AM

Seed Availability During Drought and Strategies to Consider for Reclamation

Daryle Bennett, Consultant, Granite Seed Company

9:05 AM – 9:30 AM

Preview of New Studies from the University of Wyoming

Brenda Schladweiler, President, BKS Environmental & University of Wyoming Adjunct Professor

9:30 AM – 9:55 AM

Expanded Plug and Abandoned Well Program with Federal Money

Tom Kropatsch, Supervisor, Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

9:55 AM – 10:15 AM

Networking Break – Visit Exhibitors

Sponsored by

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Josh Oakleaf, Program Manager, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Abandoned Mine Lands Division

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch & Vendor Visits

Sponsored by

1:00 PM – 1:25 PM

Introduction to NRCS’s Web Soil Survey

Jeff Goats, State Soil Scientist, Natural Resource Conservation Service

1:25 PM – 1:50 PM

Sage Grouse Captive Breeding Program

Diemer True, Partner, Diamond Oil
Dennis Brabec, President, Fiddleback Farms

1:50 PM – 2:15 PM

Happenings in the World of the Endangered Species Act

Dr. Gary Beauvais, Director, Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, University of Wyoming

2:15 PM – 2:40 PM

Partnership Opportunities with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Ian Tator, Terrestrial Habitat Supervisor, Wyoming Game & Fish Department

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM

Networking Break – Visit Exhibitors

Sponsored by

3:00 PM – 3:25 PM

Establishing Reclamation Provisions on Federal Lands

Jasmine Allison, Senior Environmental Representative, PureWest Energy

3:25 PM – 3:50 PM

News from the HPP Supervisor

Will Schultz, Habitat Protection Program Supervisor, Wyoming Game & Fish Department

Registration for the 14th Annual PAW Wildlife and Reclamation Conference is now open!

The 2022 Wildlife & Reclamation Conference will be held at the Best Western Downtown Casper. PAW has provided booking information for the Best Western and other nearby options below.

Best Western Downtown Casper
Host Hotel
123 West E Street, Casper, WY 82601

Ramkota Hotel
0.6 miles to Conference
800 North Poplar, Casper, WY 82601

Hilton Garden Inn
0.9 miles to conference
1150 North Poplar, Casper, WY 82601