15th Annual PAW Wildlife & Reclamation Conference

December 6, 2023 | 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 the conference will be about Telling Our Story – highlighting the great work the industry is doing in wildlife conservation and reclamation.

The committee is currently working to set the agenda for 2023. Confirmed speakers are listed. Check back as we finalize the agenda.

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 open. Attendees, Vendors and Sponsors can use the form below.

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