2018 Western Mensurationists Meeting

Start Date: June 17, 2018
End Date: June 19, 2018
Location: High Country Conference Center, NAU, Flagstaff, AZ

All general sessions will be held in the 1899 Ballroom (Building 58 on the NAU Campus Map), directly south of the Drury Hotel and HCCC. Weather permitting, lunch will be served on the 1899 Patio.

Sunday June 17, 2018
7:00 am – 4:00 pm Optional Field Tour (Ft Valley Experimental Forest and Grand Canyon Nat. Park)
7:00 am – 7:30 am Travel to Ft Valley Experimental Forest
7:30 am – 9:30 am Tour Ft Valley Experimental Forest and USFS/NAU Research Site(s)
9:30 am – 11:00 am Travel to Grand Canyon Nat. Park
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Tour South Rim of Grand Canyon Nat. Park and Grand Canyon Village
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Return Travel to Flagstaff
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Registration Desk Open
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Ice Breaker Reception – appetizers and refreshments (Agassiz Meeting Rooms & Foyer)

Monday June 18, 2018
7:00 am – 8:30 am Buffet Breakfast (Foyer of the HCCC)
7:30 am – 8:30 am Registration Desk Open (Foyer of the HCCC)
8:30 am – 8:40 am Welcome – Andrew Sánchez Meador
8:40 am – 9:55 am Session 1 – Moderator TBA
9:55 am – 10:35 am Break – Refreshments and Snacks
10:35 am – 11:50 am Session 2 – Moderator TBA
11:50 am – 1:20 pm Buffet Lunch (1899 Patio)
1:20 pm – 3:00 pm Session 3 (Flash Talks) – Moderator TBA
2:35 pm – 3:00 pm Open Mic – share your questions, comments, updates, ideas, etc.
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Break – Refreshments and Snacks
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Session 4 – Moderator TBA
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Dinner (Agassiz & Fremont Meeting Room HCCC)
 6:00 pm Cash Bar opens prior to dinner
 6:45 pm Dinner is served
 8:50 pm Last call at the bar

Tuesday June 19, 2018
7:00 am – 8:30 am Buffet Breakfast (Foyer of the HCCC)
8:30 am – 10:10 am Session 5 – Moderator TBA
10:10 am – 10:45 am Break – Refreshments and Snacks
10:45 am – 11:35 am Session 6 – Moderator TBA
11:35 am – 12:00 pm Business Meeting – Host Name(TBA) 2019 Meeting
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Buffet Lunch (1899 Patio)

About this Event
Call for Abstracts:
The call for abstracts is open for the 2018 Western Mensurationists’ meeting in Flagstaff, Arizona on June 17 - 19, 2018. We are inviting individuals (or small panels) to submit abstracts for traditional talks and/or science flashes (short presentations to showcase emerging research or highlight unique/interesting ideas and applications). Flash talks will be limited to seven minutes and students are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts. While we are especially interested in abstracts focused on the themes of landscape-scale assessment/planning and data and information visualization, all submissions are welcome and potential topics include forest measurements, modeling, inventory, growth and yield, planning, analysis, etc.

The number of accepted submissions will be limited by the number of time slots scheduled, so please indicate your preference for a traditional or flash talk and email abstracts to: Andrew Sánchez Meador, andrew.sanchezmeador@nau.edu, by March 30, 2018.

Conference Location:
The 2018 Western Mensurationists Meeting will be held at the High Country Conference Center on NAU’s North Campus (the general session will be in the 1899 Ballroom) and the conference hotel will be the Drury Inn and Suites (next door) in Flagstaff, AZ. Maps of NAU and Flagstaff can be accessed here: Field Tour:
This year, we’re pleased to offer an optional field trip (limited to 40 participants) to the historical Fort Valley Experimental Forest headquarters, the first USDA Forest Service Experimental Forest in the US, and a (quick) tour of Grand Canyon Village and the south rim of the Grand Canyon National Park! This tour will take place Sunday, the 17th from 7:00am-4:00pm and participants will be back well before the evening reception begins. Information about Fort Valley and GCNP can be accessed here: Attractions:
In addition to the plentiful sunshine, Flagstaff offers many attractions including: Travel:
Visitors can fly directly into Flagstaff’s airport (FLG) or if time permits, they can fly into Phoenix (PHX) and drive/take a shuttle up (Saturday if you’re going on the field trip, Sunday otherwise). The drive is about 2-2.5 hrs on I-17 and essentially takes you through half of C. Hart Merriam’s life zones as the elevation increases…. Arizona Shuttle offers regular (albeit long) shuttle rides between various locations in flagstaff and the Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Reservations can be made via their website.

Registration Information
Registration Pricing:

Regular Registration: $325, Late - Regular (after June 3, 2018): $375
Student Registration: $225, Late - Student (after June 3, 2018): $275
Optional Field Trip (Max. Capacity: 40): $45
Guest Meal Options:
  Breakfast D1/D2: $12/$12
  Lunch D1/D2: $30/$30
  Reception: $26
  Banquet: $43

Lodging Information:

Hotel reservations for the Drury can be made by going to their website, and then using the Group number of 2316405 (the meeting rate should be $179/night). Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to the Group number when asked. Aside from being next door to the conference center and situated on campus, the Drury is about a 7-10 minute walk (at 2070m elevation!) from historic downtown Flagstaff.

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