The symposium will begin at 8:30 am. Please arrive by 8:00 am to find a seat in the Theatre at the Center for the Arts.

Time About Location
8:30-8:45 Welcome and Introductions

  • Peyton Curlee Griffin, Board President
  • Richard Wallace, Board Member and Educator-in-Residence
8:45-9:00 Do we need a Grand Strategy for the GYE?

  • Susan Clark, Co-Founder, Emeritus Board Member
9:00-10:00 Morning Keynote Address

  • Robert Keiter, Wallace Stegner Professor of Law, College of Law at the University of Utah
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break
10:15-11:10 Panel #1 – How can we overcome boundaries in the GYE?

  • Douglas W. Smith, former Senior Wildlife Biologist at Yellowstone National Park
  • Michael Whitfield, Research Associate, Teton County (ID) Commissioner and Founding President of Teton Regional Land Trust
  • Moderator: Ben Williamson
11:15-12:10 Panel #2: What would coexistence with large carnivores look like? 

  • Aaron Bott, Research Associate, PhD Candidate at Utah State University, Biologist at the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
  • Matt Barnes, Research Associate, Owner of Shining Horizons Land Management
  • Chris Servheen, former Grizzly Bear Recovery Coordinator at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Moderator: Susan Clark
12:10-12:55 Lunch
1:00-1:55 Panel #3: What does it mean to live responsibly in a landscape like the GYE?

  • Todd Wilkinson, Writer-in-Residence, Author of Ripple Effects: How To Save Yellowstone and America’s Most Iconic Wildlife Ecosystem
  • Katie Christiansen, Artist-in-Residence, Editor and Illustrator of The Artist’s Field Guide to Yellowstone
  • Moderator: Richard Wallace
Quick Talks (two concurrent sessions)
Moderator: Aida Farag
Theatre/ CWC Classroom
4:15 – 4:45 Craighead Conservation Award, Raynes Citizen Conservation Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, & Human-Wildlife Photography Contest Presentations Theatre
5:00-7:00 Evening Reception

Art Exhibits: Katie Shepherd Christiansen, One Nature Forest and Chuck Peterson, Greater Yellowstone Amphibians 

7:00-8:30 Evening Keynote (free)

  • Ignacio Jiménez, International Conservationist and Author of Effective Conservation: Parks, Rewilding, and Local Development

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