Category Archives: Annual Conference

SAVE THE DATES – February 13-15, 2019: Annual Meeting

Please mark these dates on your calendars now!

The NDCTWS annual meeting will be held February 13-15, 2019. Registration cost will be $75 if you register early at Registration cost will be $85 if you register at the annual meeting. Hope to see you there!

Annual Meeting Agenda – February 7-9, 2018

North Dakota Chapter of the Wildlife Society

Annual Meeting Agenda

Habitat Needs of Pollinators and Game Species

February 7-9, 2018

Annual Meeting of NDCTWS (2018)

The NDCTWS annual meeting will be held February 7-9, 2018 at the Baymont Inn and Suites, Mandan, ND. On-line registration is now open at Please take this opportunity to register on-line. Hope to see you all there!  

Join the Women’s Social on February 11, 2016

A Women’s Social will be held Thursday, February 11th from 4- 6 pm, featuring a professional panel discussion on diversity, career, and life balance issues. The UND students will be providing the questions and will moderate the session. Panel members include: Maureen Gallagher (USFWS), Krista Lundgren (USFWS), Randy Crooke (Falkirk Mining Co.), Stephanie Tucker (ND Game & Fish Dept), and Dr. Christina Hargiss (NDSU). UND students that attended the National TWS meeting in Winnipeg will also provide short presentations. Wine, tea, lemonade and light refreshments will available, and a silent auction will be held. $10/Professionals – Students are free. Contact Kristine Askerooth or Cami Dixon for more information.


Registration is Now Open!

Registration is now open!  Join NDCTWS for our Annual Meeting February 10-12, 2016 at the Baymont Inn, Mandan, ND. 

Visit our website at Click on MEMBERSHIP AND EVENT REGISTRATION in the main menu. You will be directed to our Member Portal. Follow the instructions to set a username and password for logging in to your account.

To register for the annual meeting, click on ‘Upcoming Events and Registration’. Scroll down to ‘North Dakota Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting – February 10-12, 2016’. Click ‘Register’. All registration fees can be paid on-line through PayPal.

CALL FOR PAPERS AND POSTERS – Deadline is December 1, 2015

The Program Committee of the NDCTWS invites regular and student members to present papers and posters on natural resource issues at the Annual Meeting, February 10-12, 2016 in Mandan, ND at the Baymont Inn. The theme for this year’s meeting is “Conservation Storytelling and Beyond Better Biology”.

If you are interested in presenting a paper or poster at the meeting, please send an abstract which includes: Title, Author(s) Name, Address, Phone #, and Email address. Submit to Kory Richardson at or by mail to 42020 520th St. NW, Kenmare, ND 58746 by December 1, 2015.

This is a limited call for papers for the Friday morning session, with priority placed on student papers. Papers by professionals will be considered. A full poster session will be held. Students are highly encouraged to present a paper or poster.


Dr. Randy Olson, filmmaker, biologist, and author of ‘Don’t Be Such A Scientist’, will lead workshops for natural resource professionals on February 9, and for students on February 10 (prior to the start of the 2016 NDCTWS Annual Conference.  These workshops will provide tips and strategies to help us tell our conservation story more effectively. Click Workshop Flyer for additional information – seating is limited, so be sure to register early!

Nominations Open for Chapter’s Annual Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Chapter’s annual awards. Nominations for the following awards must be
received by December 1, 2015.

-The North Dakota Award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution towards furthering
the aims of professional wildlife endeavors in North Dakota.

-The North Dakota Habitat Award is presented to an individual or group that has made a substantial contribution
toward preserving and/or establishing high quality wildlife habitat in North Dakota.

Special Recognition Awards are given to individuals or groups for their commitment to special projects, issues, or
ongoing programs concerning North Dakota’s natural resources.

Awards Nomination Format: List Award, Nominee Name, Address, Phone Number, Current Position, Education, Professional Career, and Written
Nomination Statement fully explaining the accomplishments that are noteworthy. Include the nominator’s name and contact information.

ND Chapter of The Wildlife Society Presents – Beyond Better Biology – Learn How to Tell Your Conservation Story More Effectively!

February 10-12, 2015 – Mandan, North Dakota

The 2016 Annual Conference will focus on improving the effectiveness of conservation communication.  The Conference will feature a number of unique speakers representing disciplines not normally considered by the conservation community. These speakers will help us to more effectively tell our conservation story.  In addition, preceding the Conference, there will be two professional development workshops and a free student seminar focused on storytelling for scientists. The workshops will be led by Dr. Randy Olson and held on Tuesday  (2/9/16), and the student seminar on Wednesday morning.  Details on the workshops and registration forms will be available in the fall newsletter. To learn more about the workshops and Conference, please contact Rick Nelson (701/355-8509) or Mike Olson (701/425-7952). 

In preparation for this year’s Conference and workshops, the planning committee recommends the following:

  • Randy Olson, Don’t be such a Scientist – Talking Substance in the Age of Style
  • Randy Olson, Connection – Hollywood Storytelling Meets Critical Thinking
  • Randy Olson, Houston…We Have a Narrative (Due out in October)
  • Dr. Frank Lutz, Words That Work

“2015 – A Pivotal Year for the Future of Conservation”

Please join us for our annual meeting! February 11-13, 2015 at Baymont Inn and Suites (formerly the Seven Seas), Mandan, ND.         2015 NDCTWS Annual Conference Agenda

Greater Sage Grouse Photo Credit: USFWS

Greater Sage Grouse
Photo Credit: USFWS