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Wildlife & Reclamation Conference




The 2021 PAW Wildlife and Reclamation Conference will be held on December 1, 2021, in Casper, WY. Check back for more details.

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

12th Annual Reclamation Conference

Improving Practices and Decisions Through Adaptive Management


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