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Tuesday, February 22 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
General Session: Implementing a State Wildlife Viewing Plan: Lessons Learned and Recommendations

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Join Virginia Tech and the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources to learn about the development and implementation of Virginia's landmark Wildlife Viewing Plan. Adopted in 2021, the Wildlife Viewing Plan is Virginia's first comprehensive, strategic plan to guide the DWR's efforts to engage with and support wildlife viewing. This resource is the culmination of a 3.5-year collaborative effort between the Virginia DWR and Virginia Tech’s Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation. Three areas of this plan will be covered: why Virginia decided to develop it, how it was created, and the initial steps begun towards its implementation.

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Dr. Ashley Dayer

Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions, Virginia Tech
Dr. Ashley Dayer is an Assistant Professor of Human Dimensions in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech and Affiliated Faculty with the Global Change Center. Her conservation social science research focuses on conservation behavior of wildlife recreationists... Read More →
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Jessica Ruthenberg

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources
Jessica Ruthenberg  has worked as the Watchable Wildlife Biologist for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for over five years. She also serves on the Board of the Virginia Society of Ornithology and as a Chapter Advisor for her local chapter of Virginia Master Naturalists... Read More →
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Brian Moyer

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources
Brian Moyer currently serves as the Assistant Director of Outreach with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Prior to this position he served as the Recreation Program Manager where he was responsible for managing Virginia’s watchable wildlife program, public access... Read More →

Tuesday February 22, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm MST
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