Call for Papers: Wilderness, Wildlife and Human Interactions

Wilderness, Wildlife and Human Interaction Conference (Call for Papers)
4 Dec 2015

Cochrane, Alberta Canada
March 5 & 6, 2016

The Theme of the Conference is Wilderness Wildlife and Human Interaction. It is set intentionally broad so all aspects of wilderness and human interaction (preserving our indigenous wildlife, economic, cultural, research, conservation past and present, the management of landscape domestic and wild, achievable goals) can be included. This Conference’s intention is also to explore new perspectives aimed at generating a Plan B focused on examining and creating innovative methods of moving from current economic and environmental stalemate and conflict to sustainability and a healthy planet. Only our imaginations set the limits!

Papers should be developed in a manner that presents sound information in a language and tone which is understandable for the general public.  Our main aim is to show that there is a path forward and these presentations will show us how to move there.

Each session (four of them) will begin with a presentation from a keynote speaker who will set the tone for the session.

The four themes are:

  1. The Relationship between Wilderness and Humans – An historic perspective
    Keynote Speaker - Francis First Charger, Blood Tribe Elder
    A holistic look at the relationship between wilderness and humans, why is it important, how it has been used, how it has contributed to social and physical health of humans.
  2. Learning from the past
    Keynote Speaker - John Donihee, B.Sc., M.E.S., LL.B., LL.M
    Exploring what we have learned in our past interactions with wilderness, mistakes we have made in management and lessons we have learned.
  3. Present Dilemmas
    Keynote Speaker - TBA
    Examining the success and failure of our present environmental management systems and how this has impacted our economy, our human health, and our relationship to wilderness.
  4. Future Approaches
    Keynote Speaker - (Possibly Harvey Lock)

Exploring alternative and innovative methods of project planning, and wilderness and wildlife management without causing social or economic losses.

The abstract  must begin with the following information:

  • Name of presenting author:
  • Mailing address;
  • City, State/Province, zip/postal code:
  • Phone number:
  • Email address:

The abstract must have the following format:

  • Abstract title in bold
  • Full name of each author, with the name of the presenting author in ALL CAPS
  • Include affiliation, city, state/province, and zip/postal code
  • Abstract should be no longer than 350 words and must summarize the objectives of the presentation, the observations and the conclusions.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in MS Word format files.

Presentations limited to 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.

Abstracts accepted up to Friday December 4, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

All abstracts to be sent by Email to [email protected] the email subject should be "Abstract for Wilderness, Wildlife and Human interaction."

Authors will be notified of acceptance of papers by January 4, 2016 at 5:00 PM.