Missouri Natural Resources Conference 2018 (Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2018)
The Missouri Natural Resources Conference(MNRC) is an annual meeting organized and sponsored by the Missouri Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, the Missouri Society of American Foresters, Missouri Chapter of the Wildlife Society, and the Show-Me Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. The purpose of the meeting is to promote wise management of Missouri's renewable natural resources by fostering exchange of information and by promoting cooperation among resource management professionals in Missouri. Cooperating agencies are the Missouri Department of Conservation; University of Missouri, School of Natural Resources; Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; U.S. Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Professionals have opportunity to listen to plenary speakers, participate in fish/forest/wildlife/soil resource workshops, listen to presentations focused on Missouri's natural resources, and participate in their respective society meetings.
Students are encouraged to present research posters, give presentations about their research, participate in workshops, listen to other natural resource presentations, and participate in a job fair, resume review, networking session, student workshops, and student giveaways.
A social is held on Wednesday evening where professionals and students can interact with each other as well as private businesses and vendors. Silent auctions are held
Plenary speakers include:
Stanley A. Temple
"Missouris Influence on Aldo Leopold"
Stanley A. Temple is the Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For 32 years he held the academic position once occupied by Aldo Leopold, and during that time he won every teaching award for which he was eligible. He is currently a Senior Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation. He has received major awards from the Society for Conservation Biology, The Wildlife Society, the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, the American Ornithologists' Union, the Explorer's Club, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, among others. He has been President of the Society for Conservation Biology and Chairman of the Board of The Nature Conservancy in Wisconsin.
Dr Mark Morgan
"Strength of Stories"
Dr. Morgan is an Associate Professor in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri who focuses on human dimensions, education and outreach. Prior to his current job, Mark held tenured faculty positions at Kansas State University and Georgia Southern University. He received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in recreation and resource development. Dr. Morgan teaches classes in outdoor recreation policy, visitor behavior, and interpretation. Mark is a former Fulbright Scholar in Vietnam who has traveled extensively across Asia and parts of Europe. In his spare time, Mark enjoys fishing and canoeing.
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MNRC 2018 Exhibitors and Sponsors
Tan-Tar-A Resort (View)
494 Tar-Tar-A Drive
Osage Beach, MO 65065
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