46TM North American moose conference and workshop Jackson, Wyoming 23-26 May 2011.
Welcoming remarks were provided by Dr. Fred Lindzey, Chairman of the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission and Professor Emerims, University of Wyoming. Contributed presentations followed, covering a broad range of topics including harvest, productivity of populations, parasites, and climate change.
A public plenary session entitled "Managing Predator-Prey Systems" was held Tuesday evening at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and was preceded by an open tour of the museum for conference attendees. Invited speakers were three outstanding large predator ecology specialists, Mike Jimenez (USFWS), Dr. Bob Garrott (Montana State University-Bozeman), and Rod Boertje (Alaska Department of Fish and Game), who discussed the USFWS wolf reintroduction program in the Yellowstone region, specific research on wolf-elk/bison interactions in Yellowstone, and Alaskan wolf/bear-prey systems, respectively. Their informative presentations provided a strong scientific foundation for subsequent public discussion focused on predator management issues and balancing the new and dynamic large predator-prey systems in the greater Yellowstone area.
Wednesday featured an educational and sight-seeing field trip north of Jackson where participants viewed winter moose range in Grand Teton National Park and the willow flats behind the beautiful, historic Jackson Lake Lodge; some wondered why we weren't staying at the Lodge. A barbeque lunch was provided on the north shore of Lake Jackson at the University of Wyoming-NPS Research Center's AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park. The Center sits at the base of the Teton Range and offered participants breath-taking views of the Tetons and ice breaking up on Jackson Lake. After lunch, Dr. Hank Harlow, Director of the Center and noted ecophysiologist at the University of Wyoming, gave a short history about the Ranch and related research. Dr. Terry Kreeger (WGFD), renowned expert, followed with an informative workshop on chemical immobilization of wildlife. Moose, elk, and bison were observed at several locations on this field trip that marked the start of beautiful local weather.
The Banquet was held Wednesday evening when Amanda McGraw, recent M.S. graduate of the University of Minnesota, received the Newcomer Award, and Bill Samuel, of winter tick fame and long-time conference attendee and recently retired from the University of Alberta, received the Senior Travel Award. The members of the Organizing Committee received the Order of Alces with kind and insightful words from Dr. Pete Pekins, Chief Editor ALCES. The highlight of the evening was when Dr. Kjell Danell of Sweden graciously received the 2011 Distinguished Moose Biologist Award for his many contributions in research and management of moose. The evening ended with live music provided by the Jared Rogerson Band; during the day, Jared is a biologist with the WGFD.
This highly diverse Conference featured 3 plenary presentations, 22 contributed presentations, 5 posters, a capstone lecture, and field trip. We are grateful to our sponsors including (in alphabetical order)Advance Telemetry Systems (ATS), Hayden-Wing Associates, Jackson Hole Outfitters and Guides Association, Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation, Lotek Wireless, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Nature Mapping, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Teton Science School, Vectronic Aerospace, Virginian Lodge, Western EcoSystems Technology (WEST), Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming, The Wildlife Society-Wyoming
PREVIOUS MEETING SITES OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MOOSE CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP AND INTERNATIONAL MOOSE SYMPOSIA 1963--St. Paul, Minnesota 1964--St. Paul, Minnesota 1966--Winnipeg, Manitoba 1967--Edmonton, Alberta 1968--Kenai, Alaska 1970--Kamloops, British Columbia 1971--Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 8th 1972--Thunder Bay, Ontario 9th 1973--Quebec City, Quebec, in conjunction with the 1st International Moose Symposium 10th 1974--Duluth, Minnesota 11th 1975--Winnipeg, Manitoba 12th 1976--St. John's, Newfoundland 13th 1977--Jasper, Alberta 14th 1978--Halifax, Nova Scotia 15th 1979--Soldotna--Kenai, Alaska 16th 1980--Prince Albert, Saskatchewa 17th 1981--Thunder Bay, Ontario 18th 1982--Whitehorse, Yukon Territor, 19th 1983--Prince George, British Columbia 20th 1984--Quebec City, Quebec 1984--Uppsala, Sweden, 2nd International Moose Symposium 21st 1985--Jackson Hole, Wyoming 22nd 1986--Fredericton, New Brunswick 23rd 1987--Duluth, Minnesota 24th 1988--Winnipeg, Manitoba 25th 1989--St. John's, Newfoundland 26th 1990--Regina and Ft. Qu'Apelle, Saskatchewan 1990--Syktyvkar, Russia, 3rd International Moose Symposium 27th 1991--Anchorage and Denali National Park, Alaska 28th 1992--Algonquin Park, Ontario 29th 1993--Bretton Woods, New Hampshire 30th 1994--Idaho Falls, Idaho 31st 1995--Fundy National Park, New Brunswick 32nd 1996--Banff National Park, Alberta 33rd 1997--Fairbanks, Alaska, in conjunction with the 411 International Moose Symposium 34th 1998--Quebec City, Quebec 35th 1999--Grand Portage, Minnesota 36th 2000--Whitehorse, Yukon Territory 37th 2001--Carrabassett Valley, Maine 38th 2002--Hafjell, Norway, in conjunction with the 511 International Moose Symposium 39th 2003--Jackson Hole, Wyoming 40th 2004--Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador 41st 2005--Whitefish, Montana 42nd 2006--Baddeck, Nova Scotia 43rd 2007--Prince George, British Columbia 2008--Yakutsk, Russia, 6th International Moose Symposium 44th 2009--Pocatello, Idaho 45th 2010--International Falls, Minnesota 46th 2011--Jackson Hole, Wyoming FUTURE MEETINGS 2012--Bialowieza, Poland, 7th International Moose Symposium 47 2013--New Hampshire
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