2020 WIR Conference

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

  • May. 12
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT

    Mobile Workshop - Managing Yosemite National Park: A Day in Yosemite with the Folks Who Make It Happen

    Established in 1890 and located just two miles from Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite is one of the crown jewels of the National Park System. With an annual operating budget of $27 million and 800 employees during the summer tourism season to manage nearly 800,000 acres of pristine landscape, the National Park Service provides a first-class experience to Yosemite’s visitors daily. During this mobile workshop, participants will learn directly from the staff who run day-to-day operations of the Park about management needs and take in some of the most iconic sites in the United States.

    Buses will depart from Tenaya Lodge. Wear comfortable, close-toed shoes. Lunch will be provided.

  • May. 12
    1:30 pm to 5:30 pm EDT

    Mobile Workshop - Yosemite Valley: Bears, Fires and People

    Yosemite Valley sits in the shadows of iconic rock formations and waterfalls which have caused the park to be named a World Heritage Site. Warm, dry summers leave the area exceptionally fire prone, which negatively impacts tourism, and the presence of bears can jeopardize the wellbeing of campers and hikers. During this mobile workshop, learn how Park management works to decrease the threat of catastrophic fire to the landscape and people while also reducing negative interactions between people and wildlife.

    Buses will depart from Tenaya Lodge. Wear comfortable, close-toed shoes.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

  • May. 13
    8:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT

    WIR Conference Registration

  • May. 13
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

    WIR Board of Directors Meeting

  • May. 13
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT

    Lunch on Your Own

  • May. 13
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT

    State Executives Lunch

  • May. 13
    1:30 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

    Committee Meetings & Committee Mobile Workshops

    • Agriculture and Rural Affairs Policy Steering Committee
    • Joint Public Lands Policy Steering Committee & Energy, Environment and Land Use (EELU) Policy Steering Committee
  • May. 13
    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EDT

    Welcome Reception

Thursday, May 14, 2020

  • May. 14
    7:30 am to 4:30 pm EDT

    WIR Conference Registration

  • May. 14
    8:30 am to 10:00 am EDT

    Opening General Session

  • May. 14
    10:15 am to 11:45 am EDT

    Workshop Block 1

  • May. 14
    12:00 pm to 1:15 pm EDT

    Attendee Luncheon

  • May. 14
    1:30 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

    Workshop Block 2

  • May. 14
    1:30 pm to 4:00 pm EDT

    NACo Board of Directors Meeting

  • May. 14
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EDT

    Federal Agency Partner Session with the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service

  • May. 14
    6:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT

    Conference-wide Dinner Event

Friday, May 15, 2020

  • May. 15
    8:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT

    WIR Conference Registration

  • May. 15
    8:30 am to 9:00 am EDT

    WIR Annual Business Meeting and Election of Officers

  • May. 15
    9:00 am to 10:30 am EDT

    General Session

  • May. 15
    10:45 am to 12:15 pm EDT

    Workshop Block 3

  • May. 15
    12:15 pm to 12:45 pm EDT

    Box Lunch