Why Attend the Western Section Annual Conference?

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The Western Section of The Wildlife Meeting attracts a diverse blend of over 600+ wildlife professionals, managers, students and academics who study and manage wildlife species, habitats and issues related to their conservation.

Attendees come from the Section (California, Nevada, and Hawaii) and all over the western United States.  Participants will attend concurrent technical sessions, learn about a wide variety of studies and projects during the poster session, enjoy a keynote address, engage in a plenaIMG_2915ry discussion about “Invasive Species: Globalization and bad decisions“, and take advantage of the opportunity to network with peers and experts.

This meeting is especially valuable for students and early career professionals.  There are several special workshops such as building resumes, making presentations and being effective in job interviews.   The Annual Meeting is a great place for students to meet peers and create a professional netw20150130 383_small USFSork.

A very important part of the annual meeting is reconnecting with friends and colleagues at the Welcome Reception, and celebrating accomplishments at our Members’ Banquet and Award Ceremony.  It is also a great chance for Chapter meetings and for the Section to hold the annual members meeting.

I hope you are thinking that you cannot wait to attend this meeting.   It is a valuable opportunity to learn and connect.   I look forward to seeing you in Reno in February!

See photos from last years meeting!  http://tws-west.org/pomona2016/?page_id=1679