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Wasatch Wildlife Weekend

Utah Valley University - Wasatch Campus
Heber City, Utah
June 19 - 21, 2014

Conference Schedule - Program Overview

     Schedule @ a glance - Classes & Field Trips
Thursday, June 19    
6:00-7:00 pm   Registration, Meet & Mingle, Hired Guns Live Entertainment, Dutch oven Dessert (chocolate)
7:00-7:10 pm   Welcome and introduction of Dignitaries – Dana Robinson
7:10-7:20 pm   Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox - Welcome and Proclamation
7:20-7:40 pm   Greg Sheehan, Dir. of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
7:40-8:40 pm   Keynote - Brett Prettyman, Utah Bucket List (Salt Lake Tribune outdoor writer)
8:30-9:00 pm   Dutch Oven Dessert (chocolate)
8:40-9:00 pm   Door Prizes Giveaway
9:30 pm   Bat Netting - Kim Hersey/George Oliver
     
Friday, June 20    
8:00-9:00 am   Check-in, onsite registration, Light Breakfast
9:00-9:10 am   Welcome - Dana Robinson
9:15-10:15 am   Keynote - Lynn Chamberlain, Wildlife Outdoor Photography
     
 10:30-11:30 am   Morning Presentations
   * Conference attendees choose one of the following breakouts for the hour
  1.  River Otter Management in the Provo River - Kim Hersey, DWR Avian Program Coordinator
  2. Wildlife Photography/Videography Tips - Lynn Chamberlain, wildlife photographer
  3.  Bats of Utah - George Oliver, DWR Zoologist
  4. Bird Identification - Merrill Webb
  5. Fisheries Management in the Central Region (Strawberry Reservoir and Fishing Tips) - Justin Robinson & Alan Ward
  6. Black Bear Management in the State of Utah - John, Shivik, DWR Mammals Program
  7.  Big Game Management in the Central Region - Covy Jones, Regional Wildlife Manager
  8.  Fly Casting - The Art of Casting a Fly Rod, Mark Forslund,
  9.  Daytime Moon - Kathy Donnell
     
 11:30-12:15 pm    Demonstrations (Fly Casting, Dutch Oven Cooking, panning for gold, etc.)
     
 12:15-1:00 pm    Lunch
     
 1:10-2:10 pm    Early Afternoon Presentations
   * Conference attendees choose one of the following breakouts for the hour
  1. Landscape for Wildlife - Nikki Frey
  2.  Big Game Management in the Central Region - Covy Jones, Regional Wildlife Manager
  3.  Fisheries Management in the Central Region (Strawberry Reservoir and Fishing Tips) - Justin Robinson & Alan Ward
  4.  Black Bear Management in the State of Utah, John - Shivik, DWR Mammals Program
  5.  River Otter Management in the Provo River - Kim Hersey, DWR Avian Program Coordinator
  6.  Bats of Utah - George Oliver, DWR Zoologist
  7.  Wildlife Photography - Lynn Chamberlain, wildlife photographer
  8.  Early Archaeological Evidence along the Wasatch, Dr. David Yoder, UVU professor
     
 2:20-3:20 pm    Late Afternoon Presentations
   * Conference attendees choose one of the following breakouts for the hour
  1.  Great Basin Wildlife Rescue Presentation and release - Patti Richards, Exec. Director
  3.  Fisheries Management in the Central Region (Strawberry Reservoir and Fishing Tips) - Justin Robinson & Alan Ward
  4.  Black Bear Management in the State of Utah, John, Shivik, DWR Mammals Program
  5.  River Otter Management in the Provo River - Kim Hersey, DWR Avian Program Coordinator
  6.  Bats of Utah - George Oliver, DWR Zoologist
  7.  Big Game Management in the Central Region, Covy Jones, Regional Wildlife Manager
  8.  Landscape for Wildlife, Nikki Frey
     
 3:30-4:00 pm    Great Basin Wildlife Rescue Bird Release
 4:00-5:00 pm  

Heber Valley Dairy Cheese Tasting
     -Cheese and Wine Tasting – Snake Creek Grill, Heber
     -Cheese and Beverage Tasting – UVU Wasatch Campus

     
 5:30-7:00 pm    Dutch Oven Dinner
     Live Entertainment- Hired Guns
     
 7:00-8:30 pm  

 Keynote Speaker – Lewis Kemper, Wildlife Photographer

     
8:30-9:00 pm   Dutch Oven Dessert (fruit cobblers)
     
 9:30 pm     Bat Netting
     
Saturday, June 21  * Additional fees are required for some of the following field trips.
 9:00-noon    Morning Field Trips
   * Conference attendees may select a morning and afternoon field trip 
  1.  Heber Valley Railroad – Cascade Springs Geology/Biology/Archaeology $10 per person 
    Heber Valley Railroad with lunch $18 per person ($10 ride + $8 lunch), Cascade Springs Geology/Biology/Archaeology 
  2.  Midway Fish Hatchery – Open all day for tours
  3.  Bird Watching – Osprey - Robert Walters, DNR Watchable Wildlife
  4.  Hiking – Photography – Wasatch Mountain State Park $5 park fee
  5.  Birding Hike- Merrill Webb, below Jordanelle Dam
  6.  Fishing the Provo River- With Mark Forslund
  7.  Wild Edible Plants - Dan Whiting
  8. Horseback riding – 2 hour trip, $110 per person, Rides start at Wasatch Campus
     
 1:00-5:00 pm     Afternoon Field Trips
  1. Hiking – Geology – Wasatch Mountain State Park - Kathy Donnell $5 park fee
  2.  Birding Hike- Merrill Webb
  3. 

Fishing the Provo River, Mark Forslund
- 12:30-2:00 pm
- 2:30-4:00 pm

  4.  Jordanelle Reservoir- A Vital gem in the Provo River Drainage system
  5.  Scenic Drive – Midway to Park City or Alta – Trip Guide
  6.  Scenic Drive – Upper Provo River Falls – Trip Guide
  7. 

Horseback riding- 1 hour rides - Sonya Duke, Rides start at Wasatch Campus
1-2 pm $55 per person
2:30-3:30 pm $55 per person
4-5 pm $55 per person

  8.  Wild Edible Plants, Dan Whiting
     
     

Featured Event

 

Great Basin Wildlife Rescue Bird Release

Friday June 20th 3:30-4:00 pm

Patti Richards, founder and director of Great Basin Wildlife Rescue will release a rehabilitated bird back into the wild. Patti's primary mission has been focused on the rescue and rehabilitation of injured raptors. Her organization has become an essential component in sustaining several Utah species and serves as a barometer of a healthy ecosystem. Come meet Patti and take part in this memorable event.  A portion of the proceeds from the conference will go to benefit Great Basin Wildlife Rescue.


Great Wasatch Wildlife Weekend Activities ( may require additional fees)

Friday June 20th 4:00-5:00 pm - Heber Valley Dairy Cheese Tasting Event

  • Cheese & Wine Tasting - Snake Creek Grill, Heber
  • Cheese Tasting – Wasatch Campus

 

Saturday June 21st - Horseback riding – UVU Wasatch Campus

One and Two hour trips