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Announcement: A Symposium on Living in the Western Landscape


Fri Dec 18 00:00:00 MST 1998

The Northwest Section and Montana Chapter of The Wildlife Society will sponsor a symposium entitled "2001: A Space for Wildlife Odyssey" at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman, MT on March 8-10, 1999. Topics center around land use planning and managing for open space.

Few issues in the West are more important to the future of wildlife and the quality of our lives than that of open space. Many of us want to live in the natural beauty of the great outdoors that surrounds us. Yet without some forethought about how and where we fit into that landscape, we can ruin the very thing we love.

Goals of this symposium include bringing together all those who have a stake in this issue to develop a common understanding of the issue and ways to address it. There will be a broad spectrum of participants and invited speakers that include natural resource managers, business community, livestock and agricultural interests, conservation groups, and state and local government. Registration for the symposium, which includes a field trip, is $95.


Delta Airlines is offering symposium and conference attendees special airfares for travel to Bozeman, which will allow you a 5% discount off Delta's published round trip fares within the continental U.S., Alaska, and Canada. By purchasing your ticket 60 days or more prior to your departure, you can receive an additional 5% bonus discount. Special guaranteed round-trip zone fares also are available for savings on midweek travel -- 2-day minimum stay with no Saturday night stay required. Travel must occur between March 5 and March 15, 1999. To receive any of the discounts, call Montana Travel at 1-800-247-3538 and mention that you are attending the ANW Section of The Wildlife Society" meeting. To take advantage of the discounts, please book your flight early!


The 1998 meeting and workshops will be held at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman. A block of 50 rooms has been reserved at special conference rates. To be guaranteed the special rate, be sure to make reservations by February 21, 1999 at (406)567-4561. Also be sure to mention that you are attending the Wildlife Society meeting. Please reserve your room early!

For more information about the symposium, contact: John Vore, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, 490 N. Meridian, Kalispell, MT 59901; ph (406)751-4588; email: