Agenda

8:30 am Welcome, Peyton Curlee Griffin, Board Chair NRCC
9:00 am Opening Keynote: What Does the Anthropocene Mean for Greater Yellowstone? Amanda Lynch, co-author Urgency in the Anthropocene (MIT Press, 2018) and Director of the Institute at Brown University for Environment and Society.
9:45 am Coffee break
10:15 am The Future is Here: CWD and Other Challenges!, Todd Wilkinson, Writer/Founder MountainJournal.org and Writer in Residence Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative.
11:00 am Managing for Coexistence, P.J. White, Chief of Wildlife and Aquatic Resources Yellowstone National Park, Brian Glaspell, Manager National Elk Refuge, Head of Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee, and Mark Newcomb, Commissioner Teton County, Jackson, WY. Susan Clark, NRCC moderator.
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Rescuing Ourselves in the Greater Yellowstone: Finding a Sense of Place and Responsibility, Molly Loomis, Author, Climbing Ranger, and Mountain Guide, Victor, ID. Franz Camenzind, NRCC moderator.
1:45 Break
2:00 pm Quicktalks: Concurrent Sessions
4:00 pm Craighead and Raynes Conservation Awards
4:30 pm Reception
7:00 pm Evening Keynote: Managing National Parks as a Part of a Larger Ecosystem in the 21st Century, Dan Wenk, Retired Yellowstone National Park Superintendent.

The goals of the Symposium are to:

  • Provide a forum for deepening dialogue and lessons about human-wildlife coexistence among local and regional citizens, professionals and leaders given the changing context;
  • Identify common challenges faced by GYE community members as we try to work together to address old and new concerns;
  • Feature forward-thinking practical strategies and on-the-ground actions that can be implemented to improve human-wildlife coexistence.

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