The 16th Annual PAW Wildlife & Reclamation Conference will be held

December 4, 2024 | 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Ramkota Hotel | 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.

Information on the 2024 Wildlife and Reclamation Conference will be announced in the Fall of 2024. In the meantime feel free to browse the 2023 agenda and linked presentations.

6:30 AM

Vendor Setup Opens

7:30 AM – 8:10 AM

Light Breakfast

Sponsored by

8:10 AM – 8:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Colin McKee, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Petroleum Association of Wyoming

8:15 AM – 8:40 AM

National Seed Strategy

Kimberly Wahl, Botany Program Lead, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management

8:40 AM – 9:05 AM

Endangered Species Update and Recent Developments at the WYNDD

Gary Beauvais, Director, Wyoming Natural Resource Diversity Database

9:05 AM – 9:30 AM

Bumble Bee Petitioned for ESA Listing 

Dr. Lusha Tronstad, Invertebrate Zoology Program Manager, Wyoming Natural Diversity Database

9:30 AM – 9:55 AM

Report on Hygrotus Diversipes, a Unique Aquatic Beetle 

Audrey Lindsteadt, WYNDD Technician and Student, University of Wyoming

9:55 AM – 10:15 AM

Networking Break – Visit Exhibitors

Sponsored by

10:15 AM – 10:40 AM

Succession Management for Rangeland Restoration

Derek Tilley, Aberdeen Plant Materials Center Manager, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

10:40AM – 11:05 AM

Sage Grouse Resource Management Plan Revisions 

Pat Deibert, Sage-grouse Conservation Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management

11:05 AM – 11:30 AM

Sage Grouse Habitat Reclamation & Restoration Guide 

Josh Oakleaf, Project Manager and Vegetation Coordinator, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Abandoned Mine Lands Division

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM


Sponsored by

1:00 PM – 1:25 PM

Wildlife Management Priorities in Wyoming

Doug Brimeyer, Deputy Chief – Wildlife Division, Wyoming Game and Fish Department

1:25 PM – 1:50 PM

Converse County Raptor Project 2023 Update 

Bryan Bedrosian, Conservation Director, Teton Raptor Center

1:50 PM – 2:15 PM

Six Essentials for Reclamation Sampling Designs

Tim Robinson, Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Wyoming

2:15 PM – 2:35 PM

Networking Break – Visit Exhibitors

Sponsored by

2:35 PM – 3:00 PM

A Holistic Approach to Reclamation Research in Sublette County and Its Broader Impacts

Dr. Michael Curran, Ecologist, Abnova Ecological Solutions

3:00 PM – 3:25 PM

Registration for the 15th Annual PAW Wildlife and Reclamation Conference is now closed. Registration for the 2024 Conference will open September 2024.

The 2023 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