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2014-2015 Winter-Spring Travel Grant Awardees

Apryle Craig is speaking and presenting a poster on her Master’s research at the Science for Parks, Parks for Science: The Next Century Conference at the University of California – Berkeley in March 2015.  This interdisciplinary conference connects research and management in natural resources, social science, and economics on National Parks.  Apryle plans to talk about how elk and habitat management affect songbirds at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.  Her poster will be on using citizen science in monitoring programs.  She aims to develop collaborations and learn about career opportunities at the conference.

Jillian Groeschel is planning to attend the Colorado Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting in Grand Junction February 4th-6th, 2015.  She works as a biological technician for the Bureau of Land Management.  She anticipates learning about current wildlife management issues and efforts.  Jillian hopes to apply what she learns to future aquatic and terrestrial projects in Colorado.  She is going to network at the CCTWS meeting and pursue professional collaborations.

The Colorado Chapter of The Wildlife congratulates Apryle and Jillian!  Stay tuned for updates about what they learn during their professional development activities.

2014 Summer-Fall and TWS Conference Travel Grant Awardees

The 2014 Summer-Fall travel grant recipients are:

Andrew Don Carlos will be attending the North American Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB) in Missoula, Montana this summer.  He will be speaking at a symposium by the Social Science Working Group of the Society for Conservation Biology.  The theme of this session is “Informing Integrated Approaches to Addressing Human-Wildlife Conflict through Social Science.”  Andrew will share about his dissertation work on mitigating human-coyote interactions in the Denver Metropolitan Area.   He represents a team of co-authors from CCTWS.

Sarah Garza will be attending the International Wildlife Disease Association Conference in Tamaya, New Mexico this summer.  Her research is through the United States Department of Agriculture.  She is studying expansion of feral swine populations and the potential for associated disease transmission.  Sarah hopes to further develop her project and sharpen her research skills at the conference.

The 2014 TWS Conference travel grant recipients are:

Wendy Lanier is a CCTWS student member who is pursuing her Masters degree in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University.  She will be presenting at the upcoming Wildlife Society Annual Conference.  Her talk will be on boreal toad and amphibian conservation in the southern Rocky Mountain States.  Wendy plans to be involved with the conference symposium, field trip, and networking events.  She plans to search for career opportunities at the conference.

Toryn Schafer is a CCTWS undergraduate student member who has been very active with the Colorado State University Student Chapter.  She was Treasurer in 2011, has attended three Western Student Conclaves, and frequently volunteers with fundraising events.  Her honors thesis work is on black bear dens in Aspen, CO with Dr. Stewart Breck, USDA-APHIS.  She will be presenting her research at The Wildlife Society Annual Conference.  This presentation will be her first time speaking at a professional conference.  Toryn looks forward to networking at the conference and learning more about current wildlife research..

Congratulations to Andrew, Sarah, Wendy, and Toryn!  We look forward to hearing what you learn through these professional development activities.

Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council Symposium

The Northern Wild Sheep and Goat Council held their 19th Annual Symposium in Fort Collins on June 2-5, 2014. Click here for the symposium program, abstracts, and meeting information.


 The Colorado Chapter of The Wildlife Society was established in 1973 as the state affiliate of the international organization, The Wildlife Society.  Its 350+ members are educators, students, administrators, research scientists, consultants, resource managers, and wildlife law enforcement officers from all over Colorado.  The mission of the Colorado Chapter of The Wildlife Society is to promote wise conservation and management of all wildlife resources in Colorado by serving and representing wildlife professionals.