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Wildlife Society / Northern Furbearer Conference Host Joint Meeting in Juneau.

Join fellow wildlife researchers, managers, educators, students, and administrators from across the state and region for a joint meeting of the Alaska Chapter of the Wildlife Society and Northern Furbearer Conference on April 16-19th.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Wildlife Conservation in a Changing Landscape: Finding Common Ground”.

The meeting will feature presentations by agency biologists, university professors and students, and private sector consultants and biologists. Topics presented will be useful to better conserve wildlife resources in a rapidly changing environment. This is a great opportunity for wildlife biologists in Alaska and neighboring areas to share their work and insights with colleagues and members of the public. The conference will be held at the Centennial Hall, in downtown Juneau, Alaska.

Pre-Conference Workshop - April 16

Conservation Genetics for Natural Resource Managers-

This short, 1-day course will be taught by Dr. Lisette Waits (,

from the University of Idaho.This course is designed to provide an overview of the field of conservation genetics by describing the multiple ways in which genetic analysis can be effectively used in conservation and management. The course is designed to help resource managers determine which genetic methods are appropriate for addressing different types of research questions and to critically evaluate conservation genetic data and publications. For more detailed workshop information visit:

Wildlife Society Conference - April 17- 18

Plenary Session –

The Alaska Chapter of the Wildlife Society presents a Plenary Session entitled: Toward a global perspective on the economies of natural resources. The plenary session will feature a presentation by Dr. Brian Czech entitled Humans in the Economy of Nature, Including a Special Role for Wildlife Professionals. Brian is a certified wildlife biologist who works with the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a conservation biologist, is president of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, adjunct professor with Virginia Tech University, offering a course in ecological economics, and author of the book Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train: Errant Economists, Shameful Spenders, and

a Plan to Stop Them All. The plenary session will include a panel of speakers who will offer a range of perspectives on the topic, which will be followed by a question and discussion period. For more information contact Winston Smith (


For more information about involvement in the State Chapter of the Wildlife Society contact Tom Paragi, Alaska Chapter President, at (907) 459-7327, or by e-mail at


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