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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



Article about Wildlife Biologists and Zoologists in Oregon

See the article posted by the State of Oregon for interesting information related to Wildlife Biologists in Oregon.  Good information for early professionals and those considering the wildlife profession.

Member Forum Available

Hello Wildlifers!

As part of our new membership and event online service, we can now offer you a message forum! This is a members-only benefit. Many of us are spread far across the state, and with restricted budgets getting around to visit each other is more challenging. The member forum is a place to ask questions of fellow wildlife professionals and students; exchange information on gear, wildlife techniques, and species; share events of interest; and even to coordinate carpooling to those events!

Have you read a research article that would be helpful for other Oregon wildlifers to read? Post it!

Need someone to review your management plan? Ask!

There are also forums for our assorted committees to use; these are only visible to committee members.

Benefit of a forum over email:

  • Creates a searchable database of topics of interest to ORTWS members
  • Allows members to virtually “meet” each other and connect even if work has not brought them together
  • Conversations are open to multiple members rather than a set email list, allowing for more information exchange
  • Easier for students to learn directly from professionals
  • Provides wildlife students across the state a central place to discuss student concerns

To access the forum, simply log in to your member portal and click “Forums” on the main menu. You can also “subscribe” to a forum so that you receive a daily, weekly, or immediate email notifications alerting you to new posts and replies.