Members of the public are invited to participate in the biennial event
September 11-14, 2018 in Big Sky, Montana
What will the future bring to those who visit, protect, and study the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem? That is the central question surrounding the 14th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The conference takes place September 11 to 14, 2018 in Big Sky, Montana. Conference registration is now open.
Since 1991, the Biennial Scientific Conference has brought together scientists, students, academics, land managers, and the general public to build relationships and protect treasured public lands for future generations. This year’s conference theme, Tracking the Human Footprint, focuses on the human experience and the role scientific research and communication will play in shaping future management of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Workshop topics range from ungulate migration and climate trends to strengthening community partnerships. Several sessions relate to this year’s theme on the human experience such as analyzing visitor use patterns and managing traffic congestion in and around Yellowstone National Park.
An impressive and diverse group of more than 100 presenters from around the U.S. will present at the conference, including environmental economist Dr. Ray Rasker, who will deliver the keynote address. In addition, exhibitors whose efforts focus on scientific research, provide educational materials related to the conference theme, or who contribute to scientific knowledge in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will be present at the event.
Big Sky Resort will serve as the venue for this year’s conference, which is hosted by Yellowstone Forever, the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park. Members of the public who are interested in Yellowstone’s ecosystem and the protection of public lands are encouraged to attend.
Conference registration is limited to 350 participants and is required for attendance. One-day registrations may be an option based on availability, and special student rates are offered. To learn more or to register, visit trackingthehumanfootprint2018.org.
Yellowstone Forever is the official education and fundraising nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park. Proceeds from Yellowstone Forever’s educational Park Stores, Institute, and philanthropic efforts support priority park projects and visitor education. Thanks to generous donations from supporters around the world, Yellowstone Forever, and its predecessor organizations, have provided over $106,000,000 cash and $171,000,000 in-kind support to Yellowstone National Park.
Call for Exhibitors
Interested in exhibiting at this year’s conference? Field equipment producers, environmental authors/publishers, environmental education service providers, environmental NGO’s, scientific instrument companies, and others who work with research, science, and/or education in the GYE are invited to attend.