14th Annual PAW Wildlife & Reclamation Conference

November 30, 2022 | 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’s conference will showcase new opportunities available in Wyoming. Speakers will bring you up to speed on funding partnerships to extend your resources, the latest in research and technology that will enhance the outcomes of your work and the evolving regulatory and policy world that frames this industry.

Attendees will also gain insight on the latest projections for Wyoming’s climate, with specific focus on drought and techniques to consider in more arid environments. This conference wouldn’t be complete without an update on sage grouse and the world of endangered species. With 11 different and relevant topics to cover during this one-day event, you are sure to walk away with new knowledge and connections to move your business forward.

Below you will find the 2022 agenda as well as information about registration for attendees and vendors, sponsor information and accommodations.

6:30 AM

Vendor Setup Opens

7:30 AM – 8:10 AM

Light Breakfast

Sponsored by

Abnova Ecological Solutions

8:15 AM – 8:40 AM

Wyoming Climate Conditions and Outlook

Tony Bergantino, Director, Wyoming State Climate Office, University of Wyoming

8:40 AM – 9:05 AM

Seed Availability in Drought and Strategies

Daryle Bennett, Consultant, Granite Seed Company

9:05 AM – 9:30 AM

Preview of New Studies from the University of Wyoming

Brenda Schladweiler, President, BKS Environmental & University of Wyoming Adjunct Professor

9:30 AM – 9:55 AM

Expanded Plug and Abandoned Well Program with Federal Money

Tom Kropatsch, Supervisor, Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

9:55 AM – 10:15 AM

Networking Break – Visit Exhibitors

Sponsored by

The Wyldlife Fund

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Streamlining Reclamation Monitoring and Reporting Techniques with Technology

Michael Curran, Ecologist, Abnova Ecological Solutions

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

What in the SGIT is going on?

Bob Budd, Director, Wyoming Wildlife & Natural Resources Trust & Chairman, Sage Grouse Implementation Team

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch & Vendor Visits

Sponsored by

1:00 PM – 1:25 PM

Introduction to NRCS’s Web Soil Survey

Jeff Goats, State Soil Scientist, Natural Resource Conservation Service

1:25 PM – 1:50 PM

Sage Grouse Captive Breeding Program

Diemer True, Partner, Diamond Oil
Dennis Brabec, President, Fiddleback Farms

1:50 PM – 2:15 PM

Happenings in the World of the Endangered Species Act

Dr. Gary Beauvais, Director, Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, University of Wyoming

2:15 PM – 2:40 PM

Partnership Opportunities with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department

Ian Tator, Terrestrial Habitat Supervisor, Wyoming Game & Fish Department

2:40 PM – 3:00 PM

Networking Break – Visit Exhibitors

Sponsored by

Sponsorship available

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Registration for the 14th Annual PAW Wildlife and Reclamation Conference is now open!

The 2022 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