Join the Petroleum Association of Wyoming for the

13th Annual Wildlife & Reclamation Conference!

December 1, 2021 | Casper, Wyo.

The 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.

In an exciting evolution of the event, PAW has rebranded the 2021 conference as the Wildlife & Reclamation Conference. Topics will continue to focus heavily on reclamation while recognizing the integral role reclamation plays in wildlife management in Wyoming.

This year’s topics will focus on how successful reclamation supports healthy and diverse wildlife habitat and the Wildlife & Reclamation Conference Steering Committee is working hard to identify insightful speakers for the day’s events.

Below you will find a tentative agenda, registration information and accommodation details.

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM


Sponsored by

8:15 AM – 8:40 AM

Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission Update

Tom Kropatsch, Supervisor – Wyoming Oil & Gas Conservation Commission

8:40 AM – 9:05 AM

Status Update on Big Game Migration Corridors and Techniques for Successful Reclamation

Jill Randall, Big Game Migration Coordinator – Wyoming Game & Fish Department

9:05 AM – 9:30 AM

Wintering Sage-Grouse in Wyoming

Dr. Jeff Beck, Professor of Wildlife Habitat Restoration Ecology – UWYO Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

9:30 AM – 9:55 AM

A Case Study on Effective NEPA Coordination with the BLM

Jim Verplancke, Natural Resources Specialist – Wyoming Bureau of Land Management

9:55 AM – 10:15 AM

Networking Break – Visit Exhibitors

Sponsored by

10:15 AM – 10:40 AM

Happenings on the 35 different species covered by the Endangered Species Act in Wyoming and insights about what may be coming

Dr. Gary Beauvais, Director – UWYO Wyoming Natural Diversity Database

10:40 AM – 11:05 AM

Pollinator Insects Play an Important Role in Sustaining Diversified Habitats and They Aren’t All Honey Bees and Butterflies

Scott Schell, UW Extension Entomology Specialist – UWYO Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

11:05 AM – 11:30 AM

Conversation with the American Society of Reclamation Scientists “2021 Reclamationist of the Year”

Josh Sorenson, Reclamation Specialist – Jonah Energy

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Sponsored by

1:00 PM – 1:25 PM

Insights and techniques to control cheatgrass

Julie Kraft, Supervisor – Sublette County Weed & Pest

1:25 PM – 1:50 PM

What sets them apart? A case study on Crestwood’s award-winning reclamation practices.

Jessica Bolerjack, Landman – Crestwood Midstream Partners, LP

1:50 PM – 2:15 PM

Keynote Address: Direction of Wildlife Management in Wyoming

Brian Nesvik, Director – Wyoming Game & Fish Department

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Networking Break – Visit Exhibitors

Sponsored by

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Lessons from the Day and Looking Forward: A panel discussion moderated by Bob Budd, Executive Director – Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust

  • Brenda Schladweiler – BKS Environmental Associates, Inc.
  • Ryan Lance, President – Pathfinder Ranches
  • Joy Bannon, Policy Director – Wyoming Wildlife Federation
  • Paul Ulrich, Vice President – Jonah Energy

PAW has secured special room rates for attendees of the 2021 Wildlife and Reclamation Conference. The Clarion Inn @ Platte River will serve as the host site for the conference and the Hilton Garden Inn sits less than a mile away.

Clarion Inn @ Platte River

123 W. E Street, Casper, WY 82601

Hilton Garden Inn

1150 N. Poplar, Casper, WY 82601