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New Jersey Fish and Game

New Jersey Fish and Game

Trenton, NJ --( The 2nd Annual NJ Wildlife & Conservation Conference will be held at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City June 6-8.

The conference is sponsored by the New Jersey State Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs, the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, and the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife.

This exciting conference again brings together expert scientific panels to discuss and debate the timely challenges and opportunities facing New Jersey’s diverse wildlife.

See the conference agenda here: .

78th NJSFSC Convention/Wildlife & Conservation Conference Agenda

Friday, June 6, 2014

  • 8 am -10 am ~ Registration/Continental Breakfast
  • 10 am-10:15 am ~ Welcome & Introduction
  • 10:15 am -11:45 am ~
    • I: Wildlife Interaction/Youth, Human Impacts on Habitat Connectivity and Engaging Urban Youth ~Kelly Triece, Ben Wurst
    • II: Marine Fisheries – Tim Dillingham, American Littoral Society on Coastal issues including jetty notching, Hugh Carberry – proposed new artificial reef in Delaware Bay
    • III: Fisheries, Brandon Muffley on regionalization ~ Brian Burns on NJ’s pristine trout stream
  • Noon – 1 pm ~ Lunch
  • 1 pm -2:30 pm ~
    • I: Horseshoe Crab/Shorebird, Lawrence Niles, Ph.D.; Population ecology of the Semipalmated Sandpiper ~ MeganTinsley
    • II: Federal Funding – Getting Federal Dollars for Conservation; it’s Easier than you Think! ~ Beth Freiday & Betsy McShane
  • 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm ~
    • I: Climate Change, Lisa Auermuller, Martha Maxwell-Doyle,; Artificial nesting habitats: a conservation strategy for turtle populations experiencing global change ~ John Wnek, Ph.d.
    • II: Energy, Shared Habitat in the Eastern Shale Gas Region: Sportsmen’s Perspective ~ Paula Piliat, Mike Golub
  • 4:30 pm – 6 pm ~ Dinner on your own
  • 6:30 pm – 8 pm ~ Nature Photography with Charles Alsheimer
  • 7:15 pm – 7:45 pm – NJSFSC Firearms Committee Meeting
  • 8:00 PM – NJSFSC State Meeting
  • 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM Hospitality Room for overnight attendees


Saturday, June 7, 2014

  • 8 am-10 am ~ Registration/Continental Breakfast
  • 10 am -11:45 am ~ I: Whitetail Presentation with Charles Alsheimer
    • II: Non-Profit Center of NJ – Grassroots Fundraising
    • III: Meet the Professionals: Interested in a career in wildlife management? Not sure what career path to take or how to achieve your goals? This roundtable session will enable wildlife students and those considering a career in wildlife to engage with wildlife experts to find out what their jobs entail and how to go about getting hired in today’s competitive job market
  • Noon – 1:15 Lunch, Director’s Conservation Award Presentation
  • 2-3:15 ~ Interaction with Wildlife ~ Our Forest Heritage: Pine-Belt Employment ~Mark Demitroff,; Bat Partnerships with pesticide company & homeowners ~ Mackenzie Hall, A Snapping Turtle Harvest Survey ! Natalie Sherwood
  • Funding for Wildlife – Who Pays for Wildlife Management in NJ?:  Think your NJ tax dollars support wildlife? Think again! DFW gets no annual allocation from NJ General Treasury. Find out the different funding sources that enable your wildlife agency to conduct the myriad of responsibilities necessary to maintain NJ’s extensive and impressive wildlife and their habitats.
  • 5:00 – 6:00 PM – Cocktail hour
  • 6:00 PM – NJ State Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs’ Awards Banquet
  • 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM Hospitality Room for overnight attendees

The deadline for hotel registration is Friday, May 16 and rooms are filling up fast; see the conference website at for conference and registration details. For more information, please contact .

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