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-6:00PM – Student Resume/Interview Session (Grand Ballroom)
6:30PM-9:30PM – Social & Entertainment, mingle with professionals and other students (Grand Ballroom)
8:00PM-9:30PM – Student Quiz Bowl (Timberline Room)
Thursday – 2/15/18
8:10AM-8:30AM – NW PARC meeting (Multnomah Room). Open to NW PARC members providing important updates related to the organization.
11:50AM-1:00PM – WATWS (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 – 6:00PM – ORTWS business meeting (Timberline Room). Provides important updates related to the organization.
Friday – 2/16/18
8:00AM-9:00AM – Breakfast 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: Annemarie.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
SEE YOU IN 2 WEEKS!
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 Joint Annual 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 http://inr.oregonstate.edu/orbic/rare-species/rare-species-oregon-publications . The Washington Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species list is available at http://www1.dnr.wa.gov/nhp/refdesk/animals.html. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for Oregon species, or John Fleckenstein (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . There is no registration fee. The meeting room will be announced to registered participants when assigned, and will be posted on the above websites and at the conference site. Please forward to others who may have information to share.
As you may know, the Washington and Oregon Chapters of The Wildlife Society, NE Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, and the Society for NW Vertebrate Biology are presenting a Joint Meeting in PDX, February 13-16 at the Red Lion at Jantzen Beach. The theme of the meeting is Regional Strategies Addressing Global Challenges.
We have received an extraordinary number of contributed papers and posters. Specifically, on Wed the 14th, Tom Lovejoy will be the keynote speaker followed by a robust group of theme-focused invited sessions.
Given the timely importance of the meeting theme, the Joint Meeting Committee thought it would be worthwhile to reach out beyond our traditional biologist/wildlife manager audience, to other environmental/conservation-related groups and stakeholders that might find this program of interest.
Please pass this on to others who may be interested!
2nd Call for Paper and Poster Abstracts
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
February 13-16, Portland, Oregon
($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 ***
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.
***STUDENT LODGING OPPORTUNITIES***
Learn more about applying for student hotel lodging here: http://bit.ly/2xWzSLJ
PRESENTATION AND POSTER GUIDELINES
POSTER PRESENTATION GUIDELINES:
Each poster should be contained within a 3 foot-high x 4 foot-wide area. Please contact poster committee chair Wendy Wente at email@example.com if you have additional questions about display boards and/or the size of your poster.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Oregon Chapter TWS
Katy Stuart (email@example.com) Washington Chapter TWS
Teal Waterstrat (firstname.lastname@example.org), SNVB
Betsy Howell (email@example.com), NW PARC