A wide ranging group of scientists, managers, and other decision makers will gather next week to present current scientific findings and examine resource challenges during the 11th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The event kicks off Monday with a keynote address byNational Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis being presented on Tuesday. Unique to this year’s conference are a series of panel discussions during which resource managers will interact directly with scientists to help ensure that resource managers and scientists are communicating effectively. Then, the conference will be followed Thursday with a separate project designed to capture oral histories of those involved in the reintroduction of wolves to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. That presentation will be open to interested persons on a first-come, first-served basis.