The Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society will meet March 8-10 in Provo to address key issues facing wildlife management in Utah.

Wildlife experts, including several professors from Brigham Young University, will participate in the annual conference, which will include speeches, lectures and panel discussions.The Wildlife Society is the nation's largest society of professional wildlife biologists. The meeting is expected to draw professional wildlife administrators and sportsmen as well as others interested in Utah's wildlife from across the state.

Sessions will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday and Friday. All activities will be in the Excelsior Hotel in Provo. For a complete schedule of events, call 378-2322.

Jerran Flinders, president-elect of the Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society and professor of wildlife and range resources at BYU, said nearly every viewpoint concerning Utah wildlife will be represented.

Lectures and discussions will address issues such as elk feeding and transplanting, predator control, wildlife and environmental toxicology, and black bear populations in Utah. Participants will also respond to proposed state and federal legislation that may affect wildlife in Utah.