Date: October 22 - 24, 2019
Location: Pray, Montana
Venue: Chico Hot Springs


The Human-Wildlife Coexistence Summit will be a gathering of biological and social scientists, wildlife and agricultural specialists and managers, state, federal and tribal government policy makers and practitioners. The event will be a working session, with an action-oriented agenda and participants collaborating to identify collective tangible steps forward.

Summit Objectives

  • Provide a platform for networking and peer-to-peer learning

  • Generate new ideas to overcome current challenges to coexistence efforts 

  • Identify social and pragmatic best practices for achieving sustainable and resilient coexistence

  • Devise collective goals, strategies and tangible steps forward for the group

  • Explore areas of potential future collaboration between participants

There is no registration fee for this event, but participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. This is an invite-only event. 


Tuesday October 22

     Participants arrive at Chico afternoon / evening 
     Welcome mixer in the evening

Wednesday October 23 and Thursday October 24

     Working sessions

Friday October 25

     Participants depart from Chico in the morning

     Optional guided field trip into Yellowstone (Click here to register)

Click here for current agenda

Travel and Lodging Information

Contact Chico Hot Springs directly at (406) 333-4933 to make your room reservations. Mention that you are a Human-Wildlife Coexistence Summit attendee. To view the lodging options, visit Chico’s webpage - Chico Hot Springs is located within a 1-hour drive from Bozeman’s Gallatin Field Airport and a 2 ½-hour drive from the Billings Logan International Airport. We recommend that guests rent a vehicle to get to the venue. We encourage carpooling to Chico with other attendees. 


Bios and PPT Slides

Attendees should send a short biography (no longer than 250 words), headshot and up to three PowerPoint slides to