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. Please RSVP by August 9.

Tentative schedule (check back for Summit program)

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

Friday October 25
        Optional guided field trip into Yellowstone

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.