November 3-4-5, 2009 John Ascuaga`s Nugget Sparks/Reno, Nevada

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November 3-4-5, 2009 John Ascuaga`s Nugget Sparks/Reno, Nevada
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Nevada Section of the Society for Range Management: In cooperation with the SRM
Center for Professional Education and Development,
PRESENTS:
The 2009 Conference on Wild & Feral Horse and Burro
Management and Policy
A search for solutions within Ecological, Biological, and Economic Realities
November 3-4-5, 2009
John Ascuaga’s Nugget Sparks/Reno, Nevada
Agenda
Tuesday November 3, 2009
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tour Departs from John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel (9:00 am)
Palomino Valley National Wild Horse and Burro Center
Lunch provided with tour fee. Return to Nugget (3:00 pm)
Wednesday November 4, 2009
MC - Dr. Barry Perryman
8:00 am
Welcome
NV SRM Section President, Ken Conley, Eureka, NV
Special Guest
TBA
Key Note
Bob Abbey, Director, Bureau of Land Management,
Washington, DC
Break
Purpose and Direction of Conference
Barry Perryman, Associate Professor of Rangeland Ecology
& Management, Dept. of Animal Biotechnology,
University of Nevada-Reno
State Government Perspective
Jason Fearneyhough, Wyoming Director of Agriculture, Cheyenne, WY
Wildlife Consequences of Current Authorization & Proposed Legislation
Jeremy Drew, President NV Chapter-Safari Club International,
Carson City, NV
Ecological Consequences of Over Population
Dr. J. Wayne Burkhardt, Ranges West, Indian Valley, ID
12:00 pm Lunch (included w/registration) Speaker TBA
Economic Consequences of Over Population
Dr. Tom Harris, Professor & Director University Center for Economic
Development, Dept. of Resource Economics,
University of Nevada-Reno
Contraception and Population Control
Dr. David Thain, Assistant Professor, State Extension Veterinarian
Dept. of Animal Biotechnology, University of Nevada-Reno
Alternative Management Models
Rex Cleary, Resource Concepts Inc., Carson City, NV
Abandoned and Estray Issues on Tribal Lands
Chuck Jacobs, National Tribal Horse Association, Pine Ridge, SD
Ethical Considerations
Sue Wallis, United Organizations of the Horse, Recluse, WY
5:00 pm Adjourn (Dinner on your own)
Agenda
Thursday November 5, 2009
MC - Dr. Barry Perryman
8:00 am
Adventures in New Paradigms, Gene Kolkman (Retired BLM District Manager)
Break Out Sessions:
I. Ethics (Gary McCuin moderator – Recorder, Brad Schultz)
1) Multiple use vs. single use of federal lands
2) Harvest vs. starvation and rangeland degradation
II. Agency Issues (Gene Kolkman moderator, Recorder, Rick Orr )
1) How to achieve management paradigm shifts within federal agencies
2) Accountability of thriving ecological balance for WH&B
Break (Rotation to break out sessions 3 & 4)
III. Management vs. Gathers (Barry Perryman, moderator, Recorder, David Thain)
1) Population control
2) Excess horse clearance
IV. Revision of Original Authorization? (John McLain, moderator, Recorder, Jeremy Drew)
1) Are revisions necessary?
2) Appropriations & program budget management
Lunch 12:00 pm (on your own)
1:15 pm
Group Discussion
Breakout reports – 10 minute Presentation from each Breakout Session
Panel Discussion (Objective: Refine Breakout Session recommendations;
capture additional key points)
Closing Remarks – Perryman, Finish at 4:30

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