“The role of disease in wildlife conservation has been radically underestimated.” These words weren’t written this year, or even within the last 50 years, but by Aldo Leopold in 1933. Since that time, wildlife professionals have learned much about the role of diseases in free-ranging wildlife. However, the emergence of new diseases, including many zoonoses, in combination with other factors has elevated the need for biologists and managers to deal with disease. Participants in this workshop will learn in depth about key wildlife diseases in Indiana and the Midwest. During the second day, participants will rotate through a series of hands-on stations. There will also be time to interact with other professionals over a buffet dinner and social. The ITWS continuing education committee is extremely excited to offer this program. We hope you can join us.
Deadline is September 27th.
The workshop will be held at the John S. Wright Forestry Center located at Martell Forest, 1007 North 725 West, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Some activities will take place on the Martell Forest grounds.
A block of rooms are held until September 4 at the Holiday Inn Lafayette—City Centre in downtown Lafayette, 515 South Street. The negotiated rate is $150 per night plus tax for double occupancy. After this date, the rooms will be released and the rate is not guaranteed. Use the code “Wildlife Society” to book online or call (765) 423-1000. The hotel is a couple blocks from the Lafayette Brew Pub.
Dinner with a hosted bar will be held the evening of October 4 at the
Lafayette Brewing Co., 622 Main Street. All activities will be held in the 2nd floor Beer Hall. The room includes 3 claw-footed tables, foosball, and indoor cornhole boards. You must be 21 to enter.