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From the PA Council of Trout Unlimited
PATU to Host 10th Keystone Coldwater Conference
January 24, 2012
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Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited will be hosting the 10th Keystone Coldwater Conference February 24-25, 2012 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, Pennsylvania. This year’s Conference will be titled “Responsible Land Use: Protecting Habitat and Native Species” focusing on issues and solutions to protecting our coldwater resources. The conference will feature presentations on stormwater management, buffer maintenance, pervious pavements, development, aquatic invasive species, and land use protection.

The conference is designed for grassroots members from organizations such as; Trout Unlimited chapters, watershed organizations, sportsmen’s groups, along with environmental professionals across the state to come together to share new ideas and concepts dealing with protecting our coldwater resource.

The conference will begin on Friday evening with a social reception. This will be a great opportunity to network with other individuals interested in protecting our resource and visit with exhibitors and poster presenters.

Saturday will begin with two keynote speakers; Dr. Steve Williams, President of the Wildlife Management Institute and Scott Stranko, Conservation biologist for Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Twelve breakout sessions will round off the morning and afternoon, with topics related to protecting habitat and native species.

Early registration fee, which covers Friday evening and all day Saturday, is $60.00 before January 31st, or $80.00 beginning February 1st. A limited number of rooms are available at the Penn Stater for the special rate of $99.00 plus tax, per night, but only if you make your reservation by January 24. To reserve a room at this special rate, call 800-233-7505 or 814-863-5000 and use the identification number Key12b.

For more information about the conference, to register, or to sign up as an exhibitor please visit http://www.outreach.psu.edu/programs/coldwaterconservation.

Contact
Samantha Kutskel
skutskel@coldwaterheritage.org
814-359-5233

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