Science symposium calls for presenters to apply

A regional science symposium has invited presenters to apply. The Copper River Basin Symposium has called for 250-word presentation abstracts on topics ranging from fisheries management to geology, glaciology and human history. Detailed proposal guidelines can be found on the Copper River Watershed Project website.

“It’s not just the Park Service and it’s not just the BLM [Bureau of Land Management] — it’s everybody,” said Kristin Carpenter, former CRWP executive director. “Our main purpose is to get people thinking and planning and looking at what’s happening on a watershed-wide scale.”

The event is scheduled for Feb. 18–20, 2020, at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve Visitor Center and Theater in the community of Copper Center. The event was organized in partnership with the CRWP, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment and other groups.

Proposals can be submitted to symposium@copperriver.org by Friday, Nov. 15 at the latest. Applicants can expect a response by Dec. 15, according to a CRWP release.