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2023 MTTWS Annual Conference

February 13, 2023 - February 17, 2023

$40.00 – $280.00

“Plants and Pollinators:  Conserving all of the interdependent parts”

February 13-17th, 2023

Delta Hotels Helena Colonial, Helena, MT

As Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) continues to gain traction in Congress, state and tribal fish and wildlife agencies across the nation are having conversations about jurisdictional roles for conserving plants and insects.  Whose responsibility is it?  What is the role of a fish and wildlife agency?  Do we presently have capacity in our existing organizations to meaningfully conserve plants and insects?  The topic is especially timely as Montana considers a revision of its State Wildlife Action Plan.  Our plenary panelists will include state, tribal, and federal agency representatives, a non-governmental organization representative, and scientists.

Registration for the conference is open!  Early Bird Registration savings ends January 13th!  If you register by the Early Bird deadline, you’ll receive a complimentary fleece with our logo as part of your registration.

Full conference registration for members, non-members, students, and retirees includes:

  • Welcome Reception – food and refreshments (Tuesday night)
  • Student/Professional Mixer – food and refreshments (Wednesday night)
  • Awards Banquet Dinner – plated meal and refreshments (Thursday night)
  • Lunch – Thursday

Additional Banquet tickets may be requested upon registration if you have not purchased one.  They are no longer available online with registration. 

To renew your MT TWS Membership Click Here!


Workshops this year include:

Structured Decision Making.  Tuesday, February 14th, 1PM-5PM.  Click here to Register for this Workshop

Sarah Sells, Assistant Unit Leader, USGS Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit and University of Montana and Justin Gude, Research and Technical Services Bureau Chief, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.  This workshop will introduce participants to the field of Structured Decision Making (SDM).  SDM is a formal process for making decisions and is used widely in the field of wildlife management.  Participants will learn the basic steps of the SDM process and hear about several case studies of its application in Montana.  Limit:  35

Navigating a Multi-generational Workplace.  Tuesday, February 14th, 2PM-4PM.  Click here to Register for this Workshop

Adam Jespersen, Montana Nonprofit Association.  Participants will learn about current and future demographic trends in the workplace, generational differences in work styles and approaches, and organizational strategies to build strong intergenerational teams.  Limit:  40

Partnering with NRCS for Conservation.  Tuesday, February 14th, 8:00AM-12:30PM, breakfast refreshments provided.  Click here to Register for this Workshop

Hunter VanDonsel, Pheasants Forever and Heather Brower, NRCS.  Learn about the EQIP Targeted Implementation Plans and how to partner with NRCS.  You’ll also learn how partners have helped with NRCS’s Montana Focused Conservation and how we can build better habitat together in the future.  Limit:  35

Legislative Policy.  Wednesday, February 15th, 8AM-12PM.  Click here to Register for this Workshop

Amy Seaman, Montana Audubon.  The Montana State Legislature will be in session in 2023.  With this workshop participants will learn the basics of the legislative process (i.e. how a bill becomes a law, etc.) and what bills are currently being proposed that may impact wildlife conservation in MT.  Limit:  35


February 13, 2023
February 17, 2023
$40.00 – $280.00
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Chad Bishop


Delta Hotel, Helena MT
2301 Colonial Dr
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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(406) 443-2100
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