2018 Joint Annual Meeting


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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

February 13-16, Portland, Oregon

Red Lion Hotel on the Shore

Jantzen Beach



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




To book a hotel room visit Red Lion’s event page for the annual meeting. A special rate of $139 per night will be available for conference attendees.  Please use the link above for the Red Lion event page to reserve your room using the special rate. If you need to reserve a room over the phone call the hotel directly at 503-283-4466 and reference the 2018 Annual Meeting.

For more hotel information follow link to Red Lion Hotel on the Shore Janzen Beach





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



Registration is anticipated to open Mid September 2017.



We invite abstracts for presentations and posters, workshop concepts, 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 ***


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


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.


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”.

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

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



Start taking photos for the photo contest at the annual meeting in February!! The Photo Contest is intended for amateur photographers and is limited to meeting attendees, so start thinking of which winning shot(s) you are going to enter!  There will be an entry fee for each photo that will be determined at a later date.

Prizes will be awarded to category winners!

Photo Contest Rules

  • Photos must be taken by the participant.
  • Photos should fit into the following categories:
  1. Birds
  2. Mammals
  3. Reptiles/Amphibians
  4. Other Critters
  5. Landscapes
  6. Everything else
  • Black-and-white and color prints (no slides) will be displayed and judged by meeting participants.
  • Photos must be of an inoffensive nature.
  • Print size: 5-in x 7-in minimum to 16-in x 20-in maximum.
  • Prints must be mounted on stiff backing or matted (or both).
  • There will be no glass over photos or any framing such as wood or metal.
  • Print your name, address, and category on the back of each photo.
  • Name of photographer must not be visible to the viewers.

Electronic submission will be an option.  Details will be provided at a later date.