The 5th International Human-Bear Conflicts Workshop will be built around a format of collaboration and involvement that focuses on real a field experiences and applications rather than traditional research papers and presentations. Our goal is to have attendees go home armed with a wealth of practical and scientifically sound information. This includes tools they can put to work along with examples of success stories from those who deal with understanding, managing and preventing human-bear conflicts.
Do you have a success story or failure to share? Have you learned or tried something you’d be willing to pass along to your colleagues? Are you using tools or technology that others would benefit from seeing? We know there’s a wealth of great information out there that doesn’t always get widely shared that would help others all over the country. So here’s your chance to reach out and be heard.
The Program Committee is Seeking Presenters and/or Panelists for the Following Sessions:
The following is a list of topics being considered for each session. If you’re interested in being on a panel, have a presentation you’d like to be considered or would like to recommend someone else for consideration, we want to hear from you.
Submission Process for Posters, Presenters, and Panelists: Please submit an abstract of your presentation by emailing a downloadable WORD document to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 30, 2017. Poster abstracts should be sent in the same format to email@example.com no later than December 31, 2017.
Potential Session Topics for the 5th International Human – Bear Conflict Workshop
Understanding People(Gaining the Trust of the Public)
Effective Communication (Marketing Your Message)
Communication that Works (Evaluating Your Programs)
Building Partnerships (Stakeholders/Community Task Forces)
Bear Mgmt. Along Multijurisdictional Trail Systems
Tools and Technology
Managing Individual Bears vs. Populations
Pathways to Political Success (2 Sessions)
Challenges to Becoming a BearWise or BearSmart Community