Event Schedule

Tuesday, August 6
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 6:00 pm
Court Yard at the Big Horn Resort
Appetizers and no-host bar
Wednesday, August 7
8:00 am - 8:30 am 8:00 am
Welcome
  • Kimberly Frank (Speaker) Executive Director, The Science and Conservation Center
8:30 am - 9:00 am 8:30 am
Keynote
9:00 am - 9:30 am 9:00 am
Feral vs Native: Natural vs. Human Selection
  • Ross MacPhee (Speaker) Curator of Mammals, American Museum of Natural History
9:30 am - 10:00 am 9:30 am
Feral vs Native: Natural vs. Human Selection
10:00 am - 10:20 am 10:00 am
BREAK
10:20 am - 10:50 am 10:20 am
Genetics
  • Lori Eggert (Speaker) Professor, University of Missouri
10:50 am - 11:20 am 10:50 am
Island Horses
  • Allison Turner (Speaker) Biological Technician, Assateague Island National Seashore

The wild horse population of Assateague Island National Seashore increased from 28 in 1968, to over 140 horses by 1986.  Park management recognized the need to control the population, and that it must be in a way that would be humane and acce...

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11:20 am - 11:50 am 11:20 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm
LUNCH
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 1:00 pm
NGO/BLM Partnership
  • Patricia Hatle (Speaker) Supervisory Range Management Specialist, Bureau of Land Management
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 1:30 pm
NGO/BLM Partnership
  • TJ Holmes (Speaker) volunteer, Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area
Overview of PZP darting in Spring Creek Basin since 2011.
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 2:00 pm
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 2:30 pm
Working Relationships
  • Amy Masching (Speaker) Program Manager, Center for Conservation Peacebuilding

Working with the Center for Conservation Peacebuilding (CPeace, formerly the Human-Wildlife Conflict Collaboration), communities around the world have forged new paths through previously-intractable conservation conflicts. CPeace pioneered the app...

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3:10 pm - 3:30 pm 3:10 pm
BREAK
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm 3:30 pm
International
  • Audrey Delsink (Speaker) Wildlife Director, Humane Society International - Africa, University of KwaZulu-Natal
The native porcine zona pellucida (pZP) vaccine has been successfully used for immunocontraception of wild horses, white-tailed deer and approximately 90 zoo species for more than 25 years. After proof of concept and contraceptive efficacy of pZP ... See More
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm 4:00 pm
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm 4:30 pm
International
  • Ovidiu Roșu, DVM, PhD (Speaker) Veterinarian - Animal capture and reproduction specialist, ARCA - Four Paws International
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm 5:00 pm
International
  • Bruce Stover (Speaker) Veterinarian, University of Calgary

Fossil evidence dating back over 50 million years suggests that the domestic horse, Equus caballus, both originated in and co-evolved with its habitat in North America. A mass extirpation occurred on the continent some 10,000 years ago. Their abse...

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Thursday, August 8
8:00 am - 8:15 am 8:00 am
Housekeeping
8:15 am - 8:45 am 8:15 am
The Science of Horse Management
8:45 am - 9:15 am 8:45 am
Policy
9:15 am - 9:45 am 9:15 am
EPA
  • Jolene Hendrix (Speaker) Pesticide Training and Development Specialist, Montana Department of Agriculture
The US Enviornmental Protection Agency serves many roles with regards to pesticides. This session will covers the basics of EPA's roles, how those tie into pesticide registration, use, and regulation on the state level and some of the changes we'v... See More
9:45 am - 10:15 am 9:45 am
Forest Service
10:15 am - 10:30 am 10:15 am
BREAK
10:30 am - 11:00 am 10:30 am
Other Species
This talk highlights field perspectives in using immunocontraceptives in urban deer, provides updates on current deer projects, discusses the challenges of the urban setting, and reviews adaptable methods for success in accessing an... See More
11:00 am - 11:30 am 11:00 am
Other Species
  • Grace Kahler (Speaker) Wildlife Field Manager, The Humane Society of the United States
11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am
Other Species
  • Damien Austin (Speaker) Reserve Superintendent, American Prairie Reserve
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm
LUNCH
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 1:00 pm
NGO/BLM Partnership
  • Stella Trueblood (Speaker) Field Manager, Sand Wash Advocate Team - SWAT
  • Ben Smith (Speaker) Wild Horse Specialist, Bureau of Land Management
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 1:30 pm
NGO/BLM Partnership
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 2:00 pm
NGO/Dept. of Agriculture Partnership
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm 3:00 pm
Demonstrations and Contest
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm 3:00 pm
Demonstrations and Contest
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 3:00 pm
Demonstrations and Contest
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 5:00 pm
Dinner
The animals will be out until 7:00.  The zookeepers will be doing animal enrichments throughout the evening.  
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 6:30 pm
Dinner
Friday, August 9
8:00 am - 8:15 am 8:00 am
Housekeeping
8:15 am - 8:45 am 8:15 am
Tribal horses
  • Michael Henio (Speaker) Director, Natural Resources Department, Ramah Navajo Chapter
8:45 am - 9:15 am 8:45 am
Ranchers/BLM/wild horses
9:15 am - 9:45 am 9:15 am
Ranchers/BLM/wild horses
  • Andrea Maki (Speaker) Founder + President, Wild Love Preserve

Andrea Maki will talk about the work of Wild Love Preserve and pioneering a multi-faceted model in wild horse conservation on home turf through conflict resolution and in conjunction with Native PZP as an integral tool.

“The focus of Wild Lov...

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9:45 am - 10:15 am 9:45 am
NGO/BLM Partnership
  • Kayla Grams (Speaker) Senior Biologist, The Science and Conservation Center
10:15 am - 10:30 am 10:15 am
BREAK
10:30 am - 11:00 am 10:30 am
Other Diverse Group Partnerships
  • Karen Herman (Speaker) Director, Sky Mountain Wild Horse Sanctuary & MT. Taylor Mustangs
11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am
Ecology
  • Paul Boyce (Speaker) PHD Student, University of Saskatchewan
The Alberta population of horses is unique in a number of ways: predators, the Rocky mountains, and often extreme snowfall to name a few. Though the population and their ecology likely differs from many of the long term population studies conducte... See More
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm
LUNCH
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 1:00 pm
Advancements and Science
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 1:30 pm
Advancements and Science
  • Harm HogenEsch (Speaker) Professor and Associate Dean, Purdue University

Immunocontraceptive vaccines based on porcine zona pellucida (PZP) proteins have demonstrated good efficacy. The current vaccines are prepared from a protein extract of porcine ovaries combined with a modified oil-based Freund’s adjuvant. Ad...

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2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 2:00 pm
Advancements and Science
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 2:30 pm
Advancements and Science
  • Cheri Asa (Speaker) Director of Research, Saint Louis Zoo
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm 3:00 pm
BREAK
3:20 pm - 3:50 pm 3:20 pm
Data Management
  • Kayla Grams (Speaker) Senior Biologist, The Science and Conservation Center
3:50 pm - 4:20 pm 3:50 pm
Sanctuaries
  • Susan Watt (Speaker) Program Development, Institute of Range and American Mustang
4:20 pm - 4:50 pm 4:20 pm
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