The ND Chapter of the Wildlife Society’s Annual Meeting will be February 13-15, 2019 at the Baymont Inn and Suites in Mandan. Registration for the event is now open. Register early – the registration fee will increase by $15 after February 8th.
Use this link to register for the ND Chapter of the Wildlife Society’s annual meeting: https://northdakotachapterofthewildlifesociety.wildapricot.org/Upcoming-Events
Registration fees include meals for the Wednesday evening Fundraising Event and the Thursday Evening Awards Banquet. If you would like to attend the Student/Professional Luncheon be sure to include that in your registration as it is not part of the registration fee.
DON’T FORGET – your registration does not include your membership dues. You can also renew and pay your membership dues online.
Take a sneak peak at the 2019 Tentative Agenda.
Thank you so much for your continued support of the Chapter, we look forward to seeing you in February.
Fundraising Items Needed – Annual Meeting is February 13-15, 2019
The Fundraising Committee would like to thank all the members that have supported the annual auction in the past. It is not too early to start thinking about the upcoming annual auction and donation of auction items. The fundraiser provides the financial foundation for the activities of the Chapter for the coming year. So help support the Chapter by putting your craft skills to work, dust off those prints/books/antiques that are in your closet or under your bed and bring them to the annual meeting. Handmade items are always welcome! As always, the committee is interested in your ideas and suggestions on how to improve this event and keep it enjoyable and exciting for all. Contact: Alegra Powers if you have items to donate: email@example.com.
The Chapter will once again hold a GUN RAFFLE. Be on the lookout for your tickets and start thinking of who might want to buy a few. If you did not receive any and would like to participate contact Alegra Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALL FOR ANNUAL MEETING PAPERS and POSTERS – ND Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting
The Program Committee of the North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society invites regular and student members to present papers and posters on natural resource issues at the Annual Meeting; February 13-15, 2019 in Mandan, ND at the Baymont Inn & Suites. The goal of the Annual Meeting is to bring together wildlife professionals and students to discuss research and issues relating to wildlife conservation and management in the state and beyond. If you are interested in presenting a paper or poster at the meeting, please send an abstract including: Title, Author(s) Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address, and a brief description of the topic to Rick Nelson at email@example.com by December 15, 2018. Students are highly encouraged to present a paper or poster
There will be a Women in Conservation Social Event at NDSU (Memorial Union Badlands Room) on November 14, 2018 from 6-8pm. A perfect opportunity for students to network with professionals in a field they are interested in as a future career. See flyer for additional details and please help spread the word!
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) releases “Plowprint Report” – The purpose of the Plowprint analysis is to identify remaining intact habitat across the Great Plains. This is done by tracking cumulative loss of grassland to cropland over time. WWF is estimating cumulative loss of grasslands because the conversion of intact grasslands represents a significant ecological loss that cannot easily be recovered. WWF is dedicated to eliminating grassland loss in the Northern Great Plains by 2030 to ensure a vibrant future for the human and wildlife communities across the region.
As a continuation of this winters Pollinator Workshop the North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society would like to invite you to participate in the 2018 Summer Pollinator Tour.
August 8th – Burleigh County
August 9th – Dickey/McIntosh Counties
The days are run independently of each other. For more information see the flyer.
Register online @ Upcoming Events and Registration
Thank you to those folks who supported this year’s fundraising efforts, both through donations and participation! Congratulations to the winners of our Gun Raffle: Terry Schaffer, Randy Renner, and Alfred “Skip” Stonesifer.
North Dakota Chapter of the Wildlife Society
Habitat Needs of Pollinators and Game Species
February 7-9, 2018
Keeping All the Pieces is an outreach campaign and a 15-minute documentary film that promotes conversations about the public lands of western North Dakota known as the Badlands. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the impacts of oil and gas development while inspiring further self-education and advocacy. The future of the Badlands should be a decision made by the public, not by the oil industry. What is the best way for North Dakota to wisely develop our oil and gas resources while maintaining the environmental health of our deeply valued natural and agricultural landscapes? This is the question Keeping All the Pieces seeks to answer by forming a partnership between residents of North Dakota and advocates of conservation and wildlife.