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Job Announcement: District Fish Biologist, ODFW, Gold Beach, OR

Make a difference with Oregon’s fish! Direct and implement all fish management
activities in the South Coast and Lower Rogue portion of the Rogue Watershed
District. Areas of responsibility include habitat protection & restoration, harvest
management, utilization of hatchery resources, etc. For more information, visit:


Registration is open for the 2018 Joint Annual Meeting!

We are excited to announce that REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the 2018 Joint Annual Meeting at the Red Lion – Jantzen Beach in Portland, Oregon on February 13, 14, 15, and 16.

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


  • Please visit our 2018 Joint Annual Meeting page to register and stay up to date with all that is happening at the meeting!
  • Plenary Speaker THOMAS LOVEJOY!
  • Detailed session and presentation schedule coming in December.

Workshops, Training Courses & Field Trips 

  • Training Course: Standard & Novel Amphibian Inventory & Monitoring Techniques
  • Field Trip: Amphibian Egg Mass Monitoring
  • Workshop: White-nose Syndrome / Pd Surveillance Best Practices Workshop
  • Workshop: Science Talk NW – Communication skills for wildlife professionals
  • Workshop: Data Wrangling – The basics of data analysis
  • Field Trip: Oregon Zoo Conservation Tour

Photo Contest and Auction 

Help raise funds for the different organizations by entering our photo contest or donating items for the auction/raffle. Enter photos for the following categories: Birds, Mammals, Reptiles/amphibians, Other critters, Landscapes, Everything else. Visit the Joint Annual Meeting page for full details.

Have some great items you’d like to donate for the raffle/silent auction? Please email for more information. Your donation will be tax deductible.


Special Rates are available at the following hotels:

You will need to state you are part of the “2018 Joint Meeting” to reserve rooms for the special rates.

Fire, Water, and Forest Health Workshop, Oct 3


Linn County Fair and Expo Center, Albany Oregon, October 3rd 

The Emerald and Marys Peak Chapters are teaming up to provide a science workshop around the themes of Fire, Water, and Forest Health.

The registration fee is $95/person if signed up before September 25 and $120 after. The student registration fee is $50. Registration fee includes materials, breaks, and lunch.

ODFW Art Event, Nov 4

There will be an ODFW Art Event on November 4th at the Duck Pond Cellars winery in Dundee. Artwork will feature Strategy Species, waterfowl, and upland game birds. At the event, Duck Pond will be unveiling their fifth wine (Lot #5) in the Conservation Cuvee series, which features last year’s Habitat Conservation Stamp winning artwork of the Ferruginous Hawk. Please stop by to enjoy the artwork, live music, and free wine tasting (and bring your friends!).2018 (2017) ODFW Art Event



2nd Call for Paper and Poster Abstracts for the 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

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.


Learn more about applying for student hotel lodging here:



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!

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


2018 2nd Call for PapersFLYER