Monday, May 20, 2013
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IDAHO FISH AND GAME
Headquarters NEWS RELEASE
register now for wildlife summit
The Idaho Wildlife Summit will be August 24 through 26 at locations in Boise and six concurrent satellite sites in Coeur d'Alene, Lewiston, Salmon, Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls.
People also may participate online.
Participation is free, but registration is required because of limited seating. For information and to register go online to http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/summit/.
- Riverside Hotel, Boise - 500 seats.
- Northern Idaho Community College, Coeur d'Alene - 100 seats.
- Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, Idaho Falls - 100 seats.
- Red Lion, Lewiston - 100 seats.
- Red Lion Hotel, Pocatello - 100 seats.
- Idaho Fish and Game office, Salmon - 100 seats.
- Canyon Crest, Twin Falls - 100 seats.
This statewide event will allow residents to participate and to interact in real time. The purpose is to involve as many people as possible in helping to set the direction for how wildlife is managed in Idaho, to find common ground, and ultimately to build a broader base of support for wildlife conservation.
The Summit will start Friday afternoon, continue through Saturday and end about Sunday noon. It will feature presentations by Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter; Shane Mahoney, a biologist and prominent spokesman for wildlife conservation from Newfoundland in eastern Canada; by Toni Hardesty, a former director of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and now director for The Nature Conservancy-Idaho; and by Jim Posewitz, founder of Orion The Hunter's Institute.
On Saturday afternoon, participants will gather in a series of rotating groups of four to discuss a series of questions. Throughout the event, information booths at all seven sites staffed by Fish and Game employees will be open to provide information about the breadth of activities of Idaho Fish and Game.
Fish and Game Director Virgil Moore and Commissioner Randy Budge will discuss the summit on Idaho Public Television's call-in Dialogue program on June 14. For details go online to http://idptv.state.id.us/
or check local television listings.