For 16 years, the TRCP has been bringing together key voices, policy experts, and conservation leaders at a Western Media Summit to discuss the most pressing conservation issues of the day. Save the date for this year’s event:

August 26, 2018 to August 29, 2018
Bozeman, Montana

This year, we’ll head back to the diverse sportsmen’s paradise of Montana, where we’ll discuss the defining issues facing conservation and the very future of hunting and fishing as we know it.

Topic preview:

  • Montana has recently joined the fight to control Chronic Wasting Disease, but real and meaningful steps must be taken by national policymakers, as well.
  • Smartphone apps and GPS technology have changed the way we use public lands, but this is also highlighting a major challenge: There are many public parcels across the West that are impossible for the public to access without trespassing.
  • The Trump administration has put a laudable focus on identifying and opening new access to public lands, but the future of the Land and Water Conservation Fund — one of the best tools for acquiring public access — is still uncertain.
  • And much, much more!


For media inquiries, please email Kristyn Brady, TRCP’s director of communications, or call 617-501-6352.

The Western Media Summit is presented by the TRCP and made possible by a variety of sponsors and partners. Corporate sponsorship funding helps cover event expenses and offer representatives of your company the opportunity to attend the summit and participate in meals, social activities and field outings.

For sponsorship inquiries, please email Jenni Henry, TRCP’s chief development officer, or call 202-639-8727 ext. 25.

For a better idea of what to expect, explore the 2017 Western Media Summit Welcome Packet.

2018 Sponsors