2020 WIR Conference

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

  • May. 12
    9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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

    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, learn directly from the staff who run day-to-day operations of the Park about management needs, expectations of visitors, and take in some of the most iconic sites in the United States.

  • May. 12
    1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

    Mobile Workshop - Yosemite Valley: Bears, Fires and People

    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.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

  • May. 13
    8:00 am to 4:00 pm

    WIR Conference Registration

  • May. 13
    9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    WIR Board of Directors Meeting

  • May. 13
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Lunch on Your Own

  • May. 13
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    State Executives Lunch

  • May. 13
    1:30 pm to 5:00 pm

    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

    Welcome Reception

Thursday, May 14, 2020

  • May. 14
    7:30 am to 4:30 pm

    WIR Conference Registration

  • May. 14
    8:30 am to 10:00 am

    Opening General Session

  • May. 14
    10:15 am to 11:45 am

    Workshop Block 1

  • May. 14
    12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

    Attendee Luncheon

  • May. 14
    1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

    Workshop Block 2

  • May. 14
    1:30 pm to 4:00 pm

    NACo Board of Directors Meeting

  • May. 14
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

    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

    Conference-wide Dinner Event

Friday, May 15, 2020

  • May. 15
    8:00 am to 12:00 pm

    WIR Conference Registration

  • May. 15
    8:30 am to 9:00 am

    WIR Annual Business Meeting and Election of Officers

  • May. 15
    9:00 am to 10:30 am

    General Session

  • May. 15
    10:45 am to 12:15 pm

    Workshop Block 3

  • May. 15
    12:15 pm to 12:45 pm

    Box Lunch