Category Archives: Workshops

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
  • Workshop: Native Bee Workshop

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.

Trapping Matters Workshop

Modern wildlife management was born from hunting and trapping needs, and trapping today is still needed for wildlife research, population management, and as a recreational activity that gets people outdoors and interested in wildlife. But times, they are a’changing, and controversies are arising around trapping. Many wildlife professionals shy away from trapping-related discussions because it is considered a controversial wildlife management technique. Yet, it is essential that wildlife professionals understand the diverse ways that regulated trapping provides environmental & social benefits.

This workshop will help you understand trapping in today’s times, learn to utilize trapping, and also how to talk about it with other wildlife professionals and the public. Participants will leave with scientifically sound information & be trained in skills that will make them effective communicators on this subject.

When: July 13 9-5

Where: Deschutes National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend, OR 97701

To register, log in to your member account! The event should be listed for you after you log in. You can also go directly to the registration page. This event is FREE thanks to a grant from the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation. Spots are limited, so sign up and secure your seat!

Note! Travel grants are available! Contact Bryant White ( for details!

SAVE THE DATE! We are coming to Pendleton!

ORTWS 2017 Annual Meeting is making a long over-due trip to PENDLETON, OREGON!

Get your research ready and save the date! February 7-10, 2017. Note that Feb 7 is a Tuesday, and for most of us will be a “travel” day. Tentative start date of conference is Wednesday per our usual schedule.

If you have awesome ideas for symposia, field trips, or workshops that will suite our Pendleton location please bring them forward to our Annual Meeting planning committee.

Other things to start thinking about:

  • Donate a raffle item to support ORTWS grants!
  • Got some interesting research or field work going on? Make it a poster or presentation and help your fellow wildlifers learn techniques and ideas.
  • Elections! ORTWS is seeking a new treasurer to take over for Smaug – uh… we mean Vee. Get some budget experience to bolster that project management portfolio! Ability to use spreadsheets, the internet and email, learn Quicken, and lick stamps needed.


Join ORTWS for our 50th Annual Meeting February 3-5 at the Seaside Convention Center!

Registration is now open! 

It’s easiest to register yourself, then forward the invoice to your admin to pay online via paypal, by mail-in check, or by contacting our treasurer. If you are an ORTWS member please log in with your email address to sign up! If you don’t know your password just reset it, and please use the same email where you get all of our ORTWS news.

For non-ORTWS members, join and register at the same time! This gets you the Member Rate, which is substantially lower than the non-member rate.

A draft schedule is available, and our Call for Papers and Presentations is still calling! Plus Awards and Elections.

Crab dinner is for realz.