Friday, April 8, 2011


The first ever International Urban Wildlife Management and Planning Conference will be held in Austin on May 22 – 25, 2011. The goal of the conference is to bring together wildlife biologists, wildlife researchers, urban practitioners, architects, urban planners, policy makers, and others who work in urban areas to determine ways to design cities that include nature, rather than exclude it.

Presentations will feature topics of urban wildlife research, as well as planning and design. There are talks about how to plan ahead to wildlife conflicts, as well as how urban wildlife benefit subdivisions and home values. A wide variety of talks and research. Keynote Speakers include Dr. Timothy Beatley (Biophilic Cities), Dr. Marina Alberti (Ecological Resilience in Urbanizing Landscapes), Kieran Lindsey (The Road Less Traveled: Subarus, Squirrels, and the Search for Stakeholders), and John Davis (Where Do We Go From Here? A Vision of the Future for Urban Wildlife).

Please check out their bios and all our speakers/ sessions on our conference website:

Continuing Education Credits -- The Conference is now a registered Certified Maintenance Provider with the American Planning Association! The Wildlife Society is proud to announce their award of a maximum of 18 contact hours in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist Renewal/Professional Development Certificate Program for participation in the 2011 Urban Wildlife Management and Planning Conference. We are currently awaiting approval for Continuing Credits from the Texas Master Naturalist Program, Texas Department of State Health Services and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

Important dates to remember:
April 20: Hotel reservations deadline – in order to receive the conference discount
May 1: Registration deadline – to receive the discounted registration; registration increases after May 1
May 22-25: International Urban Wildlife Management and Planning Conference, Austin

For more information, please email Diana Foss.

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