In 2015, Campbell County, in partnership with principal stakeholders, hosted the first Raptor Symposium. The symposium focused on the science needed to strike a better balance between raptor habitat and energy development. Members of the scientific community, academia, energy industry, and government identified crucial barriers that, if addressed, would have a significant impact by balancing the best ecological protections with the most cost-effective measures.
The 2017 Raptor Symposium built upon on the efforts of the 2015 Symposium and expanded the commitment to science-based natural resource management. The 2017 Symposium resulted in the five key areas of prioritization including,
Standardized nest observation database
Standardized datasheet and data codes for use in the field
Review of existing field projects and mitigation plans
Provide a structured summary of ongoing raptor research
Identify and enhance partnerships with existing working groups
The 2019 Raptor Symposium will review progress on the areas of prioritization, in addition to reviewing current policy directives and exploring innovative ideas for implementing raptor protections.
April 24 1-5:15 p.m. April 25 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Networking Reception April 24 5:15-7 p.m.
Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center 222 S. 22nd St. Laramie, WY 82070
For those traveling from out of town, a block of rooms has been secured at the Holiday Inn Laramie for the nights of April 23rd & 24th. Rates are $94/night plus applicable taxes. Rooms can be reserved online, or by calling the hotel at (307) 721-9000