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June 7th 2017


Fellow Moosers:

The 2017 North American Moose Conference organizing committee encourages you to make a presentation at the 51st North American Moose Conference & Workshop, scheduled for 28 August – 01 September at the Keltic Lodge, Ingonish in beautiful Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

Although the theme this year is “Hyper-abundant Moose Populations – Ecological Consequences and Management Strategies” we are welcoming all topics that deal with research and management of moose populations.

Please consider presenting your moose management and/or research topic at the upcoming conference!

Send a title and abstract of your presentation to Dr. Graham Forbes as soon as possible at:

Mr. Forbes has research commitments that will require him to be in the field periodically throughout the summer months, so please be sure to copy on all email correspondence.  

Please refer to the registration and accommodations information below.  

Register with Loretta Phillips as soon as possible:   506.458.0643

For more information please contact: Gerry Redmond       []       Cell / Text:  [506.470.5121]


April 20th 2017

The Maritime College of Forest Technology [MCFT] along with the NB Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit [UNB] and Parks Canada are hosting the 2017 North American Moose Conference & Workshop in Cape Breton this coming August.  This will be a unique opportunity for more than 100 organizations representing natural resources agencies, research facilities, educational institutions, and First Nations from across North America and Europe to come together and explore issues related to moose populations and management.


The event will be held at the Keltic Lodge, Ingonish, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia CANADA.  The organizing committee is pleased to have the privilege of hosting the 51st North American Moose Conference & Workshop in beautiful Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  The area offers spectacular coastal and inland mountain scenery and conference site is nestled next to Cape Breton Highlands National Park….one of Canada’s premiere ecological regions. 



28 August – 01 September 2017


1. Hyper-Abundant Moose Populations
2. Ecological Consequences and Management Strategies


Maritime College of Forest Technology
Parks Canada:  Cape Breton Highlands National Park
University of New Brunswick Wildlife Cooperative Unit


Gerry Redmond, Maritime College of Forest Technology, Fredericton, New Brunswick

Cell / Text:  506.470.5121



This year the theme is “Hyper-abundant Moose Populations…Ecological Consequences and Management Strategies.”  We invite presentations from students, managers and researchers on this theme or any other moose-related projects or research.  Poster presentations also are encouraged.  Presenters are asked to contact Dr. Graham Forbes [UNB] to ensure their presentation will be included in the conference proceedings.

Please prepare and forward an Abstract by 03 July 2017.

Dr. Graham Forbes:
Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, Faculty of Science
Director, NB Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
University of New Brunswick,  PO Box 4400,  28 Dineen Dr.
Fredericton, NB, Canada  E3B 5A3

Presenters are encouraged to submit their manuscripts to the journal ALCES for publication.  Details for submissions to ALCES can be found at:




Registration Costs:

[All costs are Canadian $$]
Full -   $150
Student -   $100
Day -  $100
Field Trip - $40 [includes lunch/transportation]
Banquet -  $55

Please pre-register as soon as possible by contacting:

Loretta Phillips, MCFT
Telephone:  506.458.0643

Methods of registration payment are:

VISA, Mastercard, Debit, Email Transfer available until noon Atlantic Standard time Thursday 24 August.

On-site registration will be available 28 August – 01 September [cash or cheque only]



The conference and workshop will be held at the Keltic Lodge, Ingonish, Nova Scotia.  Please make reservations as soon as possible since space is limited in late August.  When you book, mention ALCES or NAMC to access the reserved hotel rooms [double occupancy, breakfast included].  Please visit for more information.

Other accommodation options are available:

1.  Knotty Pine Chalets     10 pet-friendly cabins

2. Castle Rock Inn   16 standard hotel rooms [double occupancy, breakfast included]

3. Ingonish Chalets   10 pet friendly cabins and 5 standard motel rooms [some multi-bedroom cottages]

4. For other accommodation options in the Ingonish area please check the following link:

Please reserve your accommodations as soon as possible since this is a very popular summer travel destination area.


By Air….

The Robert L. Stanfield International Airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia is the Atlantic Canada hub for all domestic, regional and international air services.
Visit: for more on airlines and flight options

The J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport in Sydney, Nova Scotia has direct flights from Toronto and Halifax provided by Air Canada and WestJet.
Visit: for more information

By Car…

The Trans-Canada Highway 104 leads to Cape Breton Island.  Ingonish is 4.5 hours by car from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.  From the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport is approximately 2 hours by car.

For additional travel information please check out:  and

If you are not planning to drive [or rent a vehicle] then the organizing committee may be able to arrange mini-bus shuttle service to and from Halifax International Airport.
Please contact Gerald Redmond at for details.

We look forward to hosting you in beautiful and rugged Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia this coming August!