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Reclamation Conference

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

Reclamation Conference attendees can access a special room rate of $75.00/night by booking here.

The 2019 Reclamation Conference is focused on adaptive management. A variety of speakers and panel discussions have been arranged to give attendees a sense of the latest in techniques and technology available in reclamation.

Attendees will receive:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Two Refreshment Breaks
  • Access to presentation slides after the conference, as available

If you wish to pay with a check, please contact the PAW Office at 307.234.5333 to register.

2019 Reclamation Conference Exhibitors
  • Grouse Mountain Environmental Consultants
  • BKS Environmental Associates, Inc.
  • EcoPoint, Inc.
  • Encore Green Environmental
  • TerraWest Conservancy
  • Western States Reclamation
  • HWA Wildlife Consulting LLC
  • PMG Vegetation Control
  • Granite Seed and Erosion Control
  • Triton Environmental
  • KC Harvey Environmental, LLC
  • Energy Laboratories, Inc.

Exhibitors at the Reclamation Conference will receive:

  • One registration to the 2019 Reclamation Conference
  • One 5’x8′ space with a skirted table and chair

Set-up will be available Wednesday, December 11, 2019 after 8:00 pm.

Note – In a change from previous years, exhibitors will be placed in the presentation room and will be able to experience the conference. If additional people would like to attend the conference as a part of a booth a separate conference registration must be completed.

Exhibitor Booths are Sold Out

To be considered for the waiting list, contact the PAW Office at 307.234.5333.

There are several sponsorship opportunities available for the 2019 Reclamation Conference. Sponsors will be recognized on the PAW website, in the conference program and at the event. Breakfast, lunch and break sponsorship are limited.

If you wish to pay with a check, please contact the PAW Office at 307.234.5333 to sponsor the conference.

For questions about registration, contact Rachel Sanborn at

For questions about programming, contact Esther Wagner at

General Inquiries can be submitted on the PAW Contact page.


7:30 – 8:15 AMBreakfast 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 AMBREAK 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 PMLUNCH 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 PMBREAK
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 PMAdjournment