Welcome
Next Wild Trout Symposium
is in 2021!

Wild Trout Symposium XIII
has been postponed


Given the uncertainties of travel, safety, and group activities caused worldwide by the coronavirus pandemic, the Wild Trout XIII organizing committee has decided to postpone the symposium until September 2021. Timing will be similar, and the venue will remain the same, the Holiday Inn in West Yellowstone. We regret the inconvenience of changing plans, but we believe that safety of attendees is more important, and we feel that we cannot guarantee a safe and successful meeting given the information we have right now.

We are considering holding a one-day (or part of one day) "mini symposium" using Zoom or other remote meeting technology to give people who already submitted abstracts the opportunity to present their work and exchange information and ideas. We would hold this on one of the scheduled days for this year's symposium. If this “mini symposium” happens, we will notify everyone on our mailing list, but you can also keep updated on all future WT XIII decisions on our website at https://www.wildtroutsymposium.com/index.php.

Again, thank you for your continued interest in the Wild Trout Symposia, and we hope to see all of you in September 2021.

Rob Van Kirk and Dave Kazyak Wild Trout XIII program co-chairs

Photo credits: Dave Lewis, Liz Mamer & Joe Kozfkay

Wild Trout XIII

Theme: Reducing the Gap Between Science and Public Opinion

September 2021
Holiday Inn Conference Center
West Yellowstone, Montana


What is the Wild Trout Symposium?

The Wild Trout Symposium brings together a broad and diverse audience of non-profit conservation groups, media representatives, educators, anglers, fishing guides, government entities, and business interests associated with trout fisheries to exchange technical information and viewpoints on wild trout management and related public policy. Held every three years, each symposium has led to innovative approaches to wild trout management.

Wild Trout XIII offers a unique forum for professionals and anglers to interact, where participants are exposed to the latest wild trout science, technology and philosophies. This conference will equip participants to better manage, preserve, and restore these significant but declining resources.

pdf file Read about the history of the Wild Trout Symposium (Fisheries Magazine, Aug 2014)

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