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
9:00 am - 9:30 am 9:00 am
Feral vs Native: Natural vs. Human Selection
  • Ross MacPhee (Speaker) Curator, Department of Mammalogy, Division of Vertebrate Zoology Professor, Richard Gilder Graduate School, 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
Island Horses
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm
LUNCH
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 1:00 pm
NGO/BLM The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Patricia Hatle (Speaker) Supervisory Range Management Specialist, Bureau of Land Management
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 1:30 pm
NGO/BLM The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • TJ Holmes (Speaker) volunteer, Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area
Overview of PZP darting in Spring Creek Basin since 2011.
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 1:30 pm
The Science of Horse Management
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 2:30 pm
The Science of Horse Management
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
Thursday, August 8
8:00 am - 8:15 am 8:00 am
Housekeeping
8:15 am - 8:45 am 8:15 am
Working Relationships
  • Amy Masching (Speaker) Center for Conservation Peacebuilding
8:45 am - 9:15 am 8:45 am
9:15 am - 9:45 am 9:15 am
Policy
9:45 am - 10:15 am 9:45 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
10:15 am - 11:00 am 10:15 am
BREAK
11:00 am - 11:30 am 11:00 am
Other Species
11:30 am - 12:00 pm 11:30 am
Other Species
  • Grace Kahler (Speaker) Wildlife Field Manager, The Humane Society of the United States
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 12:00 pm
LUNCH
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 1:00 pm
Other Species
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm 1:30 pm
NGO/BLM The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 2:00 pm
NGO/BLM The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm 2:30 pm
NGO/AG The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 3:30 pm
Demonstrations and Contest
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 3:30 pm
Demonstrations and Contest
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 3:30 pm
Demonstrations and Contest
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 3:30 pm
Demonstrations and Contest
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm 5:30 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
  • Brian Gewecke (Speaker) Senior Environmental Specialist in Range Management, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
2007 - 2019   Then and Now
Herd pop., acerage, hay costs, reproduction rates, mortatility rates.
Forage survey
3 contraception strategies
Pop. control options; roundup/removal, spay/neuter, GnRH, SpayVac, PZP
Tools
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 will talk about the work of Wild Love Preserve and creating 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 Love ...

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9:45 am - 10:15 am 9:45 am
NGO/BLM The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Kayla Grams (Speaker) The Science and Conservation Center
10:15 am - 10:30 am 10:15 am
BREAK
10:30 am - 11:00 am 10:30 am
11:00 am - 11:30 am 11:00 am
Forest Service
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
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm 3:00 pm
BREAK
3:20 pm - 3:50 pm 3:20 pm
Data Management
  • Kayla Grams (Speaker) The Science and Conservation Center
3:50 pm - 4:20 pm 3:50 pm
4:20 pm - 4:50 pm 4:20 pm
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