Registration Open - "Politics and the Yellowstone Ecosystem" Seminar, August 1-6, 2016

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Politics and the Yellowstone Ecosystem, a weeklong seminar, is an initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), and will be held from August 1-6, 2016, in Yellowstone National Park. Registration is now open for this unique and rich program that is held amidst the diverse beauty of the world's first national park.

Seminar Highlights:

  • Participate in a study of political conflict in the world's first national park
  • Examine the political controversies over wolves, grizzlies, snowmobiles, and bison
  • Meet and listen to stakeholders on all sides
  • Learn how to design courses to help prepare students to understand and engage in conflict management and resolution over national and local public resources

This program begins late afternoon on Monday, August 1st and ends at noon on Saturday, August 6th. The program will be held at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel in Yellowstone National Prak. The cost of the program is $1,465, which includes five (5) nights, individual room lodging at Mammoth Hotel (each participant will have a separate hotel room, or cabin); all instruction and instructional materials, AV rental, classroom rental; in-park transportation; and several meals, including reception and dinner the first night, lunch Tuesday, and breakfast Wednesday. Space does not allow for guest participation in the full program. However, guests and family members are welcome to attend some classroom lectures, a few field trips, and evening films and presentations. 

For more information on this program or registration materials, visit or contact George Mehaffy, 202.478.4672 or, or Jennifer Domagal-Goldman, 202.478.7833, or