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  • Monday, November 16, 2009

    Wild Trout Synposium

    September 28-30, 2010
    call for papers
    ..The Wild Trout Symposium is returning to West Yellowstone next year. A call for papers has been issued. Read about past meetings HERE. Read our early announcement HERE.
    .. Here's the deal:

    Call for Papers, Posters, and Award Nominations
    Wild Trout X
    "Conserving Wild Trout"
    Holiday Inn, West Yellowstone, MT
    September 28-30, 2010

    The Wild Trout Symposium brings together a broad and diverse audience of governmental entities, non-profit conservation groups, media representatives, educators, anglers, fishing guides, and business interests associated with trout fisheries to exchange technical information and viewpoints on wild trout management and related public policy. Held every 3 years, each symposium has led to innovative wild trout management approaches.

    Wild Trout X offers a unique forum for professionals and anglers to interact, and where participants will to be exposed to the latest wild trout science, technology and philosophies. This conference will equip participants to better manage, preserve, and restore these significant but declining resources. The symposium will focus on the needs of working-level wild trout professionals, conservationists, and trout anglers.

    The Wild Trout X Program Committee is soliciting abstracts for presentations and posters. Please send brief abstracts (300 words or less) to Committee Co-chairman, Kevin Meyer no later than April 1, 2010.

    Abstracts on all aspects of wild trout research, management, conservation, education, and recreation are welcome and will be considered. However, the following topics are of particular interest:

    * Climate change and wild trout
    * Whirling Disease 50 years later
    * Resource extraction and wild trout resources
    * The role of the Endangered Species Act in wild trout management
    * Genetic considerations for managing wild trout
    * Understanding interactions between wild trout and invasive species
    * Sustaining interest in wild trout in our youth and urban citizens

    Additional session topics will be added based on the papers that are submitted. Presentations will be accepted in oral or poster format, so please specify your preference and whether you would be willing to present in either format. Please note the authors who are selected for oral presentations at the symposium must submit a complete manuscript ready for Symposium Proceedings publication by August 31, 2010. Successful applicants will receive further information upon acceptance of their paper.

    Abstract submission should be sent electronically to Kevin Meyer (address below) by April 1, 2010 using Word Perfect or MS Word file format. Guidelines for abstract, poster, and manuscript preparation can be found at the Wild Trout X web site: http://www.wildtroutsymposium.com

    For additional information and inquiries, contact the Program Committee Co-chairs:

    Kevin Meyer
    Idaho Department of Fish and Game
    Tele: 208-465-8404
    Fax: 208-465-8434

    Doug Besler
    North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
    Tele: 828-659-3324
    Fax: 828-652-3279

    Nominations are also invited for the Aldo Starker Leopold Wild Trout Medal. Two medals are conferred at each symposia in memory of this distinguished naturalist: one natural resource professional and one nonprofessional who, in the eyes of their peers, have made long-time and significant contributions to the enhancement, protection, and preservation of wild trout. Please send nomination letters and a brief rationale including complete recipient contact information no later than April 1, 2010 to Wild Trout X Awards Chairman:

    Jim Daley
    New York Division of Fish, Wildlife & Marine Resources
    Tele: 518-402-8959
    Email: jgdaley@gw.dec.state.ny.us
    .. Se ya in September.