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Information on the 2020 Reclamation Conference will be available Fall 2020.

In the interim, please check out the information below on the 2019 Reclamation Conference held December 12, 2019.

12th Annual Reclamation Conference

Improving Practices and Decisions Through Adaptive Management

Date: December 12, 2019
Time: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center, Casper, WY

The 12th Annual Reclamation Conference was a success! Thank you to our sponsors, speakers, exhibitors and attendees for helping make it possible.

To review the topics from the 2019 conference and see the slides from many of our speakers, check out the 2019 Reclamation Conference agenda below.


7:30 – 8:15 AM Breakfast Sponsored by BKS Environmental Associates, Inc.
8:15 – 8:45 AM “WOGCC Update”
Tom Kropatsch, Deputy Supervisor, Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission
8:45 – 9:15 AM “Fish and Wildlife Service Policy Updates and Relevance to Wyoming Projects”
Tyler Abbott, Wyoming Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
9:15 – 9:45 AM  “Rare and Endangered Species in Wyoming: An Update”
Gary Beauvais, Director, UW/Wyoming
Natural Diversity Database
9:45 – 10:15 AM BREAK Sponsored by EcoPoint, Inc
10:15 – 10:45 AM “One Steppe and the Role of Data Collection in Adaptive Management”
Nicholas Graf, GIS Research Scientist, Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC)
10:45 – 11:15 AM “Conservation Banks and Exchanges”
Bob Budd, Executive Director, Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust
11:15 – 11:45 AM “Sage-grouse Adaptive Management Process”
Bob Budd, Executive Director, Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM LUNCH Sponsored by Jonah Energy
1:00 – 1:25 PM “Adaptive Management in Sage-Grouse Habitat Restoration”
Douglas Core Area Restoration Team
1:25 – 1:50 PM “Sage-grouse Winter Concentration Area Research”
Paul Ulrich, Vice President Government and Regulatory Affairs, Jonah Energy and Matt Holloran, Chief Scientist, Wildlife Management Research Support
1:50 – 2:15 PM “Produced Water Uses”
Dr. William Bellamy, Adjunct Professor of Practice, UW College of Engineering and Applied Science
2:15 – 2:45 PM BREAK
2:45 – 3:10 PM “Voluntary Remediation Program Information and How Operators Participate”
Matt Buchholz, Hazardous Waste Permitting and Corrective Action/VRP, Wyoming DEQ
3:10 – 3:35 PM “Invasive Species Updates and New Technology”
Josh Sorenson, Reclamation Specialist, Jonah Energy
3:35 – 4:00 PM “Adaptive Native Species for Consideration in Reclaiming Wyoming Rangelands”
Daryle Bennett, Sales Manager, Granite Seedand Erosion Control
4:00 PM Adjournment