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THE DEMAND FOR THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN IMMENSE. ALL SPOTS ARE CURRENTLY FULL. HOWEVER, WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR THE WAITING LIST. IF CANCELLATIONS OCCUR, WE WILL CONTACT INDIVIDUALS ON THE WAITING LIST.

Black-footed ferrets are one of North America's most endangered mammals. By the early 20th century, it was extirpated from Arizona. It was one of the original animals placed on the endangered species list in 1967. Then, after a 60 year absence, the Arizona Game and Fish Department began reintroducing the ferret into historical habitat in the state in 1996. Since then, the Department has been a leader in the recovery efforts.

Join educators from the Arizona Game and Fish Department as we explore the history of the black-footed ferret in Arizona and North America, and examine the current management program. Following an engaging, classroom-style workshop, participants will then have the unique oppportunity to volunteer with Department biologists to survey the wild ferret population through the annual spotlighting.

This workshop will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Seligman, a remote rural town in northern Arizona between Flagstaff and Kingman. The classroom portion of the workshop will start at noon and will last until about 5pm. After a brief break for dinner, participants will then reconvene at 8pm to receive a volunteer orientation and begin the spotlighting efforts. The program is expected to end around dawn (5 or 6am) on Sunday morning.

Participants will receive a certificate of participation that can be used for professional development credit. The number of hours will include five for the classroom portion and approximately 8 for the research portion. The exact amount will be determined at the conclusion of the workshop.

The workshop is free. However, a $25 deposit is required to reserve your space. The deposit will be returned at the workshop or with sufficient prior notice of cancellation. In addition, participants will be responsible for any lodging that may be required.

All checks can be sent to:

Arizona Game and Fish Department
Attn: Eric Proctor, IEED
5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, AZ 85086

Space is extremely limited. Registration is required. Specific workshop information will be provided to registered participants as the date approaches. To register, please complete the form below.

THE DEMAND FOR THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN IMMENSE. ALL SPOTS ARE CURRENTLY FULL. HOWEVER, WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR THE WAITING LIST. IF CANCELLATIONS OCCUR, WE WILL CONTACT INDIVIDUALS ON THE WAITING LIST.

For questions, contact Eric Proctor at eproctor@azgfd.gov.


Workshop Registration Form

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All participants are expected to get to the workshop location. However, participants do have a choice of vehicles during the spotlighting portion of the program. Please mark your preference to the right.   I am interested in using my own vehicle during the spotlighting efforts.

I want to be in a AZGFD-provided vehicle.


Please read the statement to the right and check the button to indicate your understanding:   I understand that my registration will not be complete until the $25 deposit is received and this deposit will be returned if I am not selected to participate or if I cancel within two weeks prior to the program.

Please read the statement to the right and check the button to indicate your understanding:   I understand that completion of this form does not guarantee participation and that I will be notified via email by July 15 when and if I am accepted.

Please mark the circle to the right to indicate your understanding:   I understand that registration for this workshop is full and I am being put on the waiting list. I will be notified as space becomes available.

 

"To this point, the black-footed ferret is an amazing success story." - Jeff Pebworth, wildlife program manager, Arizona Game and Fish Department

"There is reason for optimism for the species, but there's a long way to go. Continued support from the public will play a pivotal role." - Jennifer Cordova, black-footed ferret biologist, Arizona Game and Fish Department

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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