Yellowstone: Policies and Controversies
March 18-23, 2013
This educational tour will challenge you to think about the costs and benefits of national parks for citizens at large and for those living in and near Yellowstone.
Join us for a five-day exploration of national park policies and controversies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
- View animals and the major geothermal features of the park
- Explore policy issues facing the park such as wolf reintroduction, wildlife management, disease control and natural resource use.
- Meet and interview major stakeholders including community members, ranchers, park officials, and members of advocacy organizations.
Printable Flyer (1 page PDF)
Yellowstone Association Institute Release Form (4 page PDF)
Yellowstone Code of Ethics (4 page PDF)
- Field Guide, Yellowstone Association
- Jo Arney, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in Political Science and Public Administration. Her research interests are in environmental policy and brucellosis control in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
- Arrive at the Yellowstone Field Campus
- Overview of week’s activities
- Dinner at Overlook Field Campus
- Discussion of controversies facing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
- Introduction to the park
- Tour of Mammoth Springs, Yellowstone Lake, Canyon Village
- Mobile classroom - Introduction to small controversies including non-native species and main controversies including wolves and bison
- Wolf watching (5 a.m.)
- Tour of Hayden Valley
- Mobile classroom
- Afternoon Break
- Meet with local film maker or bear advocate
- Stakeholder Day
- Meet with member of advocacy organization on site
- Meet with rancher affected by brucellosis on site
- Meet with rancher affected by wolves on site
- Meet with park biologists about bison and wolves
- Recap of day’s activities
- Yellowstone’s Thermal Features
- Tour of geyser basin
- Final dinner and discussion of policy solutions
- $715 Fees include 6 days/5 nights lodging and daily programs March 18-23 at the beautiful Yellowstone Overlook Campus (shared sleeping accommodations), all programming and educational activities, entrance to the park, transportation in the park and a Yellowstone Association Field guide. Fees do not include transportation to and from the park and/or meals. A full kitchen facility is provided at the Overlook Field Campus and a grocery store is within two miles.
- Registration Deadline: Feb. 4, 2013
or Printable Registration (1 page PDF)
Cancellation Policy: Full refund less $179 processing fee before Feb. 4, 2013. No refunds on or after Feb. 4, 2013.
Responsibility: Jo Arney or a UW-L representative and The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse act only in the capacity of agents for the contractors providing accommodations, transportation, or other services. By acceptance of trip membership, the participant agrees that neither Jo Arney and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse shall become liable or responsible for personal injury, damage to persons or property, loss, delay or irregularity caused by persons not controlled by them such as (without limitation) transportation, suppliers of accommodations or other services, or resulting from any acts of terrorism, epidemics or government restrictions Jo Arney and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse cannot be held responsible for unfavorable weather or closure of access routes or scheduled activities due to circumstances beyond their control.
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