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Detailed Schedule Posted for the 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


February 13-16, Portland, Oregon

Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach

Meeting Hotel Reservation Page

Over 600 attendees

5 concurrent sessions

163 presentations

70+ posters

7 workshops/field trips/training’s

Raffle and auction

Photo contest


This years conference is going to be amazing, don’t miss it!


A PRINTABLE PDF of the detailed schedule is also attached to this email and is available on the webpage.



Associated Meeting Open For All To Attend

Joint Oregon/Washington animal ranking meeting

The Washington Natural Heritage Program and Oregon Biodiversity Information Center maintain lists of rare, threatened and endangered species in their respective states. Species on the lists are ranked, and the lists are used by state and federal agencies to identify sensitive and special status species.

A joint meeting to discuss rare vertebrate species from Oregon and Washington, the ranking process, and the resultant ranks will be held on Wednesday, February 14 in conjunction with the  Oregon and Washington Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology, and Northwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Joint Meeting.  The meeting will start at 8:00 am and last until 10:00 am when the keynote address begins for the meeting.  The ranking meeting is open to all, but we request people register so we can alert you to proposed changes to the lists as the meeting date approaches.  The current Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species list for Oregon is available at . The Washington Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species list is available at This is your opportunity to submit information on rarity, threats, trends, local data and knowledge, and professional judgment.

You can bring your recommendations for species additions, deletions, changes to rank, distribution or list, or any other changes to the meeting or send them prior to Eleanor Gaines ( for Oregon species, or John Fleckenstein ( for Washington species.  A spreadsheet with recommendations submitted will be summarized and posted to the above websites prior to the meeting; copies will be available at the meeting. Registered participants will be notified when the spreadsheet is updated.

To register for the  ranking meeting, please email . There is no registration fee. The meeting room will be announced to registered participants when assigned, and will be posted on the above websites.  Please forward to others who may have information to share.

Breakfast With A Wildlifer

Students and Wildlifers interested in attending the Friday morning breakfast with a wildlifer please RSVP to Annemarie Prince ( 

This breakfast is geared towards connecting students and professionals. Wildifers will be mentoring future professionals and answering student questions.  After students have RSVP’d with Annemarie, she is requesting that students go to the link at the bottom and put their name next to a number underneath the wildlifer you’d like to eat breakfast with. Feel free to check back periodically as she adds names and if you want to switch that is okay too. For now though, students please only put your name on the sheet once. Let Annemarie know if you have questions.

For additional questions about the conference, 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

Lots of student activities planned for the 2018 Joint Annual Meeting.

We are excited we have had so much student interest in the 2018 Joint Annual Meeting!

We just wanted to update you on some great opportunities specifically for students at this years meeting.

Some key events are as follows:

Wednesday – 2/14/18

5:00PM-6:00PMStudent Resume/Interview Session (Grand Ballroom)

6:30PM-9:30PMSocial & Entertainment, mingle with professionals and other students (Grand Ballroom)

8:00PM-9:30PMStudent Quiz Bowl (Timberline Room)

Thursday – 2/15/18

8:10AM-8:30AMNW PARC meeting (Multnomah Room).  Open to NW PARC members providing important updates related to the organization.

11:50AM-1:00PMWATWS (Lounge) and SNVB (Overton Room) lunch meeting. These are open for current members of the respective organizations. These meetings provide important updates related to the organization.

5:00PM – 6:00PMORTWS business meeting (Timberline Room).  Provides important updates related to the organization.

Friday – 2/16/18

8:00AM-9:00AMBreakfast with a Wildlifer (Washington/Clark Room)- Hosted breakfast open to first 100 students to RSVP.  Network with professionals and get feedback on whatever questions you have related to the wildlife field.  PLEASE RSVP TO ANNEMARIE PRINCE IF YOU WANT TO ATTEND THIS BREAKFAST. EMAIL:

We will be validating students at the registration desk when you check in.  Please provide a student ID or proof of enrollment in a college/university.

A detailed schedule should be posted any day, another email will be sent out when this is available.

If you need to make any edits to your registration please contact


Job Opportunity – Fisheries Project Assistant, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife – La Grande

Based in the East Region Fish Research Office in La Grande, Oregon, participate in a monitoring program to evaluate habitat, and juvenile and adult salmonid escapement in the Grande Ronde River basin. Project assistant will act as crew leader in data collection of adult spawning and juvenile rearing surveys, data entry, and compiling and summarizing data for tables/graphs in annual reports. Full time limited duration position through June 30, 2019

For more information, see job posting at

Qualifications: Three years of biological experience performing studies, research, or resource management activities in a fish or wildlife program, or a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science or a closely-related Bachelor’s degree.

Salary: $3,129-$4,545/month

Closing Date: February 14, 2018

Contact: Apply online at:


Job Opportunity – Principal Executive/Manager D (Information & Education Deputy Administrator) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Salem, OR

Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Are you innovative, strategic, and have the ability to effectively lead and manage staff and budgets? The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for a Deputy Administrator in our Information & Education Division. This individual will play a lead role in outreach, recruitment, and media relations for the agency. If you have a strong interest in the outdoors and are looking for a fast-paced and interesting challenge, apply today.

Qualifications: Six years of experience in supervision, staff-technical, or professional-level work related to communications, marketing, public relations, education or related field. Two years of this experience must have included a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation;

Salary: $5,231 – $7,714 monthly depending upon qualifications.

Closing Date: February 23, 2018

For more information and to apply, visit: Information & Education Deputy Administrator