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WWCCI Program

Ho-Chunk Convention Center


S3214 County Hwy BD, Baraboo, WI 53913
Phone: (608) 356-6210

This conference will address the need for wildlife stewardship reflective of democratic values, best
available science and Public Trust principles.
Through focus groups and expert presentations examining the biases and scientific shortfalls shaping
current wildlife stewardship, the conference will encourage collaboration and development of an ethical,
science-based, democratic vision of wildlife conservation that respects diversity and the intrinsic value of
life.

Wednesday, July 15th 2015


8:00AM
Registration & Coffee Hour

8:45AM
Ho-Chunk Blessing and Welcome
9:00AM
Conference Introduction, Background and
Welcome
9:15AM Keynote Speaker
Darrell Rowledge
The Triumph of the Public Trust: Essential
Antidote to Special Interest Wildlife Policies

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SCIENCE AND DEMOCRACY PART ONE


9:50AM Keynote Speakers
Dr. Adrian Treves
Science and the Public Trust
10:00AM
Peter David, M.S
Tribal Perspectives on Wolf Management
10:15AM
Ari Cornman, M.S
Tribes, State Wolf Hunts, and Sound Science
10:30AM
Heather Stricker Orlovsky, M.S.
Of Men and Maiingen: Advancing the tribal role in science
and trust resource decisions
10:45AM
Jeremy St. Arnold, M.S.
Red Cliffs Wolf Protection Plan
11:00AM
Panel: Tribal alternatives to state wildlife policies
30 minutes of Q&A
Ari Cornman, Heather Stricker, Jeremy St. Arnold,
Peter David
11:30AM
Jamie Hogberg, M.S.
Tolerance and surveys of public opinion. 20 MIN + 10
MIN Q&A
12:00PM
Dr. Lisa Naughton
The practical and symbolic dimensions of compensation as
a means to balance costs and benefits of restoring wolves.
20 MIN + 10 MIN Q&A
12:30AM
Dr. Adrian Treves
Predators and the public trust. 20 MIN + 10 MIN Q&A

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1:00PM - 2:00PM
Lunch Indian Taco Bar
2:00PM
Melissa Smith and Jen Esquivel
Controlling and Changing the Narrative; Sociology in
Wildlife Stewardship. 20 MIN + 10 MIN Q&A
2:30PM
Sandra Skinaway and Barry Babcock
Wildlife policy in Minnesota & Diversity in Wildlife Values.
20 MIN + 10 MIN Q&A
3:00PM
Jill Fritz
Democratic Roadblocks Facing Wildlife Policies.
20 MIN + 10 MIN Q&A
3:30PM
COFFEE | SNACK BREAK
3:45PM
Panel: Partisan Politics versus Public Trust Resources
Dale Schultz, Retired Wisconsin Senator and
Majority Leader
John Torrinus, Sr.
4:30PM
Panel: Democracy Gone to the Dogs--Hound Hunting
in Wisconsin: A Study of Conflicting Uses and Values
Dave Clausen, DVM, retired Chair of Wisconsin
Natural Resources Board
Jodi Habush Sinykin, Of Counsel, Midwest
Environmental Advocates
Jayne Belsky, Retired Wolf Tracker

Randy Jurewicz, Timber Wolf Alliance, Retired

Wildlife Ecologist DNR

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5:30PM
Ron Thompson and Dr. Ivonne Cassaigne
"What GPS Tells Us About What Mountain Lions and Jaguars
Eat, and Non-Lethal Methods for Large Felids."
6:15PM
DINNER
7:30PM - 9:00PM Movie Screening
Friends of the Wisconsin Wolf produced films Political
Predator, Political Predator II: Dogs of War, and the Colorado
Wolf and Wildlife Centers preview film.

Thursday, July 16th 2015


SCIENCE AND DEMOCRACY
PART TWO
8:00AM
Dr. Jeannine McManus
Dead or alive? Comparing Costs and Benefits of
Lethal and Non-Lethal Human-Wildlife Conflict
Mitigation on Livestock Farms.
20 MIN + 10 MIN Q&A
8:30AM Lethal control of Northern Rocky Mountain
Wolves
Rob Wielgus, Professor of Washington State University.
20 MIN + 10 MIN Q&A
9:00AM
Panel: The Numbers Game and Policy Alternatives
Jim Hammill, Iron Range Consulting
Jeannine McManus
Adrian Treves
Three TED talks (strictly 2 slides, 3-5 minutes each)
20 MIN + 40 MIN Q&A

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10:00AM
Panel: Shared Public Places: Reconciling Diverse Values and
Uses in Our State Parks and National Forests
Mike McFadzen, State Trails Council representative
Board member
Joe Hovel, Partners in Forestry Cooperative,
Northwood Alliance
Jeff Baylis, retired Professor of Zoology
Jon Thundercloud, Tribal Member of the Ho-Chunk
Nation
Three TED talks (strictly 2 slides, 3-5 minutes each)
20 MIN + 10 MIN Q&A
11:00AM
COFFEE | SNACK BREAK
11:15AM
Elizabeth Huntley and Nancy Warren
Are wildlife crimes equal?
20 MIN + 10 MIN Q&A
11:45PM Media Roundtable: "Calling the Watchdogs: How
Can We Engage the Media on Wildlife Concerns?"
Chuck Quirmbach, Wisconsin Public Radio
Paul Hayes, Ice Age Trail Alliance
Karen Lincoln Michel
Paul Smith, Reporter for Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
12:40PM "CWDevolving science, growing risk."
Dave Clausen, DVM, retired Chair of Wisconsin

Natural Resources Board


1:00PM
LUNCH
1:40PM
Haywood Simmons
Persistence and Purpose
20 MIN + 10 MIN Q&A
2:00PM
Friends of Wisconsin Wolf:
Special Presentation

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2:30PM
Panel: Follow the Money Trail: How Money in Politics Impacts
Wildlife Policies
Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
Kerry Schumann,, Wisconsin League of Conservation
Voters
20 MIN + 10 MIN Q&A
3:00PM
Jeff Traska
What Is a Good Bear Steward: Effects of Current Bear
Policy
20 MIN + 10 MIN Q&A
3:30PM
Collaborative Workshop: Preparation of Effective Public
Comments in Anticipation of Wolf, Wildlife and Wildlands
Management Plan Hearings
How to Leverage DNRs Public Survey results
Weigh in on rules for hound training, captive penning
US Census findings$ economic impact of nonextractive/non-lethal wildlife activities (e.g. wildlife
photography, eco-tourism, birdwatching)
Tribal authority for wolves and other imperiled wildlife.
Supporting our farmers and mainstream hunters.

No!ing is more powerful !an an idea


whose "me has come.- Victor Hugo

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WOLF AND WILDLFE CONSERVATION


& COEXISTENCE INITIATIVE

HO-CHUNK CONVENTION CENTER


S3214 County Hwy BD, Baraboo, WI 53913 | Phone: (608) 356-6210

GROUP ROOM BLOCK AND RATES $90-$139


All hotel room rates are subject to a 10.5% Wisconsin Sales Tax and Town of Delton Room Tax. All hotel room rates are subject to a
$5.00 Ho-Chunk Nation Tribal tax per room, per night, and cannot be exempt. Room rates are based on room occupancy and type.
These rates are non-commissionable rates.

CUT OFF DATE


Individual room reservations, or Rooming List (if applicable), must be received on or before, Sunday, July 14, 2015 (Cutoff Date).
Unreserved rooms in the Group block will be released for general sale after this date. The Hotel will determine whether or not it can
accept reservations based on availability after this date.

METHODS OF RESERVATIONS
Reservations will be made by Individual Call. Please call to make reservations at 800.746.2486 and ask for the Friends of the
Wisconsin Wolf room block or provide group room block ID# 4775. Rooms are available for check in after 4:00 PM. day of arrival and
check out is 11:00 AM. day of departure.
Room Cancellation Policy:
Rooms not cancelled 24 prior to check-in the day before arrival will be charged the first nights stay plus any applicable taxes.
Rooms that are not checked-in and no call has been made to inform the hotel of a cancellation will be charged the entire stay plus
any applicable taxes and fees.

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The Wolf and Wildlife Conservation &


Coexistence Initiative discusses the
need for wildlife stewardship
reflective of democratic values and
public interest, best available
science and the U.S. public trust.
This conference will discuss the
processes within current wildlife
stewardship and the biases within
these systems. It will empower and
encourage collaboration for people to
have an active voice for wildlife
through focus groups and action.

Ho-Chunk Convention Center


S3214 County Hwy BD,
Baraboo, WI 53913
Contact Us
Email: wiforwolves@gmail.com
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