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Job Opportunity – Northwest Boreal LCC Partnership Director

Please see the attached document for more information.

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1st Call for Paper and Poster Abstracts – 2018 Joint Annual Meeting


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2018 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

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 ***

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.

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

John Goodell ( Oregon Chapter TWS

Katy Stuart ( Washington Chapter TWS

Teal Waterstrat (, SNVB

Betsy Howell (, NW PARC



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


Each poster should be contained within a 3 foot-high x 4 foot-wide area.   Please contact poster committee chair Wendy Wente at 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.

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”.

PHOTO CONTEST INFO? More on the meeting website soon!


2018 1st Call for Paper

Job Opportunity – Natural Resource Specialist 2 (Shellfish Assistant Project Leader)

ODFW is recruiting for a Natural Resource Specialist 2 (Shellfish Assistant Project Leader). Please follow the link for more information.

NRS2 Shellfish Asst Project Leader-Newport 8-17

Job Opportunity – Principal Executive/Manager D (Senior Fish Pathologist)

ODFW is advertising for a Principal Executive/Manager D (Senior Fish Pathologist). Follow the link for more information.

PEMD Sr Fish Pathologist 2017


Member Spotlight – John Goodell


Present Position: Owner/Principle Northwest Avian Resources

Former Positions: Curator of Natural History at the High Desert Museum 2012-2016; Wildlife Scientist, Intermountain Aquatics 2006-2011; Field Biologist, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Non-game Avian Program 1996-2005.
TWS Involvement: Past Board member, Lead (Pb) & Wildlife Workshops; Legislative and Conservation Committees, ORTWS liaison to Oregon Conservation Fund/Task Force.
Interest: While numerous conservation challenges are important to our professional community, conservation funding is unquestionable the overarching priority. Securing broad-based, sustainable funding not only supports the priorities of the Oregon Conservation Strategy but will address unforeseen challenges. No other topic has more implications to our professional landscape.
My other interests include avian ecology, raptor lead (Pb) science, habitat restoration, sagebrush-steppe ecology and natural history interpretation and exhibits.