2nd Call for Paper and Poster Abstracts for the 2018 Joint Annual Meeting!

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2018 Annual Meeting

https://ortws.wordpress.com/2018-joint-annual-meeting/

Regional Strategies Addressing Global Challenges for Wildlife and Habitat Conservation

Oregon Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Washington Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology, and Northwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

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February 13-16, Portland, Oregon   

Red Lion Hotel on the Shore Jantzen Beach

Meeting Hotel Reservation Page

($139 per night single occupancy)

We invite abstracts for presentations and posters, mini-symposia proposals, and ideas for other facets of the program.  All topics in wildlife, vertebrate biology, habitat management, conservation, and application of research findings to conservation and management practices are welcome. Some topics that are especially applicable to this year’s theme include climate change and policy, human-induced movement of species, forestry prescriptions including thinning and prescribed burning, pathogens and invasive species, shifting ranges of species, and communicating the conservation message.

*** Abstract Deadline: November 15th, 2017 ***

Tentative Schedule

13 February – NW PARC-sponsored Field Techniques Course* (Details TBD)

14 February – Registration Opens, Plenary THOMAS LOVEJOY and Invited Speakers, Poster Session, Quiz Bowl, Photo Contest, Resume Workshop and more!

15 February – Contributed Sessions, NW PARC Reptile Symposium, Banquet, and Award Ceremonies.

16 February – Field Trips*, Workshops*, Special Events, and Adjourn

*Separate registration may be required

 

We strongly encourage all students to present Posters or Oral talks.

***STUDENT LODGING OPPORTUNITIES***

Learn more about applying for student hotel lodging here: http://bit.ly/2xWzSLJ

 

PRESENTATION AND POSTER GUIDELINES

Abstracts for oral presentations and posters must be submitted electronically using this on-line form by November 15th, 2017. This form is available at https://goo.gl/koHK8E

POSTER PRESENTATION GUIDELINES:

Each poster should be contained within a 3 foot-high x 4 foot-wide area.   Please contact poster committee chair Wendy Wente at ortws.vicepreselect@gmail.com if you have additional questions about display boards and/or the size of your poster.

Be sure to submit an abstract for your poster by November 15th, 2017 using this online form. https://goo.gl/koHK8E

Note for software associated with Oral Presentations:

Visual support for oral presentations will only be allowed in PowerPoint format for PCs (Apple-based format will not be acceptable). PowerPoint presentations should be MS-Office 2013 or earlier version to ensure greatest compatibility with anticipated projection equipment and computer support. As always, give credit where credit is due by naming the image owner. If an image is copyrighted, then get permission from the image owner before using it.

IGNITE PRESENTATIONS:

Want to present at the Conference but do not want to prepare a full presentation or poster? The Partners invite you to present at the Ignite session on Thursday February 15th. These short to-the-point talks provide a great platform for people to quickly share project updates, notes from the field, or other important topics that don’t require a full 20-minute presentation. IGNITE presentations are exactly 5 minutes and contain exactly 20 slides. The slides advance automatically after each slide is displayed for 15 seconds. IGNITE sessions have been well received at past meetings and are a fun way to get involved. Simply submit your name, talk title, and 2-3 sentence abstract on the abstract submission page. Make sure the presentation type is ”IGNITE”.

PHOTO CONTEST INFO? More on the meeting website!

For additional questions, or if you are interested in volunteering contact Steering Committee Chairs for each organization.

John Goodell (ortws.vicepresident@gmail.com) Oregon Chapter TWS

Katy Stuart (katydstuart@gmail.com) Washington Chapter TWS

Teal Waterstrat (teal.waterstrat@gmail.com), SNVB

Betsy Howell (blhowell@fs.fed.us), NW PARC

 

2018 2nd Call for PapersFLYER

 

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July Annual Board Planning meeting minutes posted.

Please follow the links to view the July 17th and 18th ORTWS board meeting minutes.

July 17 minutes

July 18 minutes

Job Opportunity: Natural Resource Specialist 2 (Natural Resource Conservation Liaison)

ODFW is recruiting for  Natural Resource Specialist 2 (Natural Resource Conservation Liaison) positions in Heppner, The Dalles and Baker City.

Follow the link for more information and to apply.

NRS2 (NR Conservation Liaison) 2017

ORTWS event next Thursday in Roseburg

Join us for the next ORTWS meet and greet event!

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

6PM – 9PM

Loggers Tap House

2060 NW Stewart Pkwy, Roseburg, OR 97470

We hope to see you there!

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Job Announcement: Assistant Wildlife Biologist

W.M. Beaty & Associates is hiring an Assistant Wildlife Biologist based out of Redding, California, beginning after Oct 1. For details, see attachment: Assistant Wildlife Biologist 2017