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Duluth - DECC (parking)

Duluth, MN 55802

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Join us in Duluth at the DECC for a joint meeting of the Minnesota chapters of the Society of American Foresters and the Wildlife Society.

2 Days of Professional and Technical Talks

Keynotes and Plenaries

Each Ticket includes Dinner at the Banquet (Federal employees should note that dinner was included in registration in Concur). Single Day tickets do not include Banquet.

Awards Banquet and Fundraisers for Student chapters

Bean bag toss Tournament Fundraiser

Talks to cover topics relevant to both professions


Join us Thursday afternoon for a workshop or a tour

Workshop #1: Identification of Terrestrial Invasive Species; Learn how to identify common and early detection terrestrial invasives species and their look alikes. Identify pathways for invasives, and using the iNaturalist app.

Workshop #2: Discussions on Modern Issues in Natural Resources; Join us as we dig deeper into current issues facing Natural Resources Management and brainstorm together for solutions. Shifting gender norms, decline in hunting, social media, millennials, and cultural diversity are examples of relevant topics that cannot be ignored. After a short introduction from Women of Wildlife (WoW) participants will break into smaller groups to rotate through topics that will lead to a larger group discussion

Workshop #3: Minnesota North Shore Collaborative; The North Shore Forest collaborative is a cooperative effort between federal, state, tribal and local land management agencies and well as private organization and individuals. Our mission is to revitalize and maintain a healthy and functioning ecosystem along the North Shore of Lake Superior with emphasis on restoring and maintaining native trees and associated forest communities. Participants will carpool together. This tour will leave from the DECC at approximately 12:30 and return by 5:00 pm.

Workshop #4: UAV Workshop: Integrating Drones in 2019

It’s been more than 2 years since the commercial drone market has opened - where are we now and is it the time right for integrating drones into your operations? Throughout this workshop experts will discuss the technology, applications, and regulations, and what to expect whether you’re flying or hiring drone operators. And, don't miss the hands-on flight training!

Student Quiz Bowl

Check out our Draft Agenda here, Working Agenda

Concurrent Session Schedule, Speaker List

Agenda will be updated as speakers are confirmed.

Banquet Meal:


Frisée and Apple Salad with Dried Cherries, Walnuts and Maple Dressing, Boneless Breast of Chicken with a stuffing of Minnesota Wild Rice and Country Sausage topped with a Wild Mushroom Sauce and served with Herb Roasted Red Potatoes


Grilled Vegetables over Field Greens with Sweet and Sour Dressing, Sliced Roast New York Strip Sirloin with Cabernet Demi-glace and White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes


Garden Salad of Romaine, Cherry Tomato, Cubed Mozzarella, Fresh Basil and Balsamic Vinaigrette, Pan-Fried Walleye topped with Sautéed Kale, Lemon and Tomato with Tartar Sauce, Roasted Red Potatoes


Topped with Spicy Walnuts and drizzled with Pesto Cream Sauce

Don’t forget to renew your memberships:

The Wildlife society, http://wildlife.org/join/

Society of American Foresters, http://eforester.org


The Holiday Inn & Suites, Duluth Downtown, is offering discounted rate for Standard rooms at $109 are available along with Two Room Suites (Bedroom/ Sitting Room with Pullout Couch) or their new Executive Level Rooms are available for your attendees interested in upgrading at $139. To make your reservations or obtain additional information about your reserved rooms, please call their reservations manager at 218‐722‐1202. Extensive hotel information can also be accessed through their website at www.hiduluth.com. Just mention The Minnesota Chapter of the Wildlife Society/Society of American Foresters and you will get that rate.

Please note, other hotels are available in the area but the Holiday is connected via the skyway to the DECC facility and it is a fantastic option for a February in Duluth!

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