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Tentative schedule:

Monday, February 6
7:30am to 1:30pm: Registration/Office  Sorrento
8:30am to 5:30pm: 4th Conference of the North American Pika Consortium* (continues on Tuesday)  Naples 6
12:30pm to 9:00pm: Wilderness First Aid with Foster Calm* (continues on Tuesday)  Roma 1
1:00pm to 5:30pm: Altamont Symposium* (continues on Tuesday)  Naples 1/2
7:00pm to 9:00pm: Altamont Symposium Reception*  Naples 3
7:00pm to 9:00pm: 4th Conference of the North American Pika Consortium Poster Reception*  Naples 6
7:00pm to 9:00pm: Registration Packet Production  Penthouse Suite #1635-Peppermill Tower
Tuesday, February 7
7:30am to 1:30pm Registration/Office  Sorrento
8:00am to 3:00pm: 4th Conference of the North American Pika Consortium* (concludes)  Naples 6

Working Groups:

  • Capri 2
  • Capri 3
  • Capri 4
9:00am to 5:30pm Sage Grouse Symposium* Naples 7
9:00am to 3:00pm: Altamont Symposium* (concludes)  Naples 1/2
8:30am to 5:00pm: Wilderness First Aid with Foster Calm* (concludes)  Roma 1
8:30am to 4:00pm: Western Section Executive Board Meeting (all members welcome)  Capri 1
12:00pm to 4:00pm: Southern Sierra Nevada Fisher Working Group Meeting  Naples 4
1:00pm to 4:00pm: Cancelled!  Chickadee Ridge Snowshoe Adventure
1:30pm to 3:00pm: Exhibit Hall Setup  Naples Foyer & Sorrento
1:00pm to 5:00pm: Wildlife Biologist Construction Awareness Training (WildC.A.T.)*  Naples 5
3:00pm to 6:00pm: California Bat Working Group  Naples 3
3:00pm to 8:00pm: Annual Meeting Registration & Exhibit Hall Open Naples Foyer & Sorrento
4:00pm to 5:30pm Predator Monitoring Working Group  Naples 4
5:30pm to 7:00pm Forest Service Biologists Meet/Greet & Dinner  Roma 2
5:00pm to 7:00pm Humboldt Alumni Strategic Planning Meeting Penthouse Suite #1635-Peppermill Tower
7:00pm: Official Conference Opening
7:00pm to 9:00pm: Welcome Reception, Photo Display (includes buffet station and no-host bar) *  The Edge Nightclub
Wednesday, February 8
7:00am to 7:00pm: Registration/Office  Sorrento
7:30am to 9:30am: Breakfast Roundtable 1* (breakfast and discussion start promptly at 7:30am)  Capri Ballroom
8:00am to 10:00am California Fisher Working Group Meeting  Naples 3/4
8:00am to 10:00am Sierra Nevada Red Fox Working Group Meeting  Roma 1
7:00am to 7:00pm: Exhibit Hall Open  Naples Foyer and Sorrento
9:00am to 4:00pm: Cafe Lounge – Comfortable seats and hot drinks  Capri Foyer
10:00am to 12:00pm: Keynote Address & Dialogue  Naples 6-7
10:00am to 5:30pm: Speaker Practice Room  Roma 2
10:00am to 12:00pm: Poster Setup Hours  Capri Ballroom
12:00pm to 1:30pm: Lunch break (on your own)/12pm – Peppermill Geothermal Plant Tour (Advance signup required) Geothermal Tour – Meet in the Tuscany Foyer at 12Noon
12:00pm to 1:30pm: TWS-WS Chapter Leaders Meeting (all our welcome) Roma 1 – Professional Chapters

Roma 2 – Student Chapters

12:00pm to 1:00pm: Retirees Meeting Naples 5
12:00pm to 4:00pm: Poster Viewing  Capri Ballroom
12:30pm to 1:30pm: Conservation Affairs Committee Meeting  Capri Foyer
1:30pm to 5:30pm: Scientific Concurrent Sessions:

  • Ecology and Management of Birds – Naples 1/2
  • Habitat assessment and monitoring – Naples 3/4
  • Wildlife genetics: application and assessment – Naples 6
  • Wildlife Techniques and Technologies I – Naples 7
  • Invasive Species: Impacts and Surveillance – Naples 1/2
  • Ecology and Management of Mammals I  – Naples 6
3:15pm to 3:35pm: Afternoon Break (coffee/drinks and light snacks provided)  Naples Foyer and Sorrento Ballroom
3:30pm to 5:30pm: Resume Workshops for Undergrads  Naples 5
5:30pm to 6:30pm: HSU Reunion Penthouse Suite #1635-Peppermill Tower
6:00pm to 7:00 pm: No-host Cocktail Reception  Capri Foyer
7:00pm to 10:00pm: Annual Members Banquet, Awards Ceremony & Bucket Raffle*

Banquet Presentation:  Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, TWS-WS member, wildlife advocate, author and California Director for the National Wildlife Federation, will share tales of wild wonder from her new book, When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: Wildlife in Today’s California.

 Capri Ballroom
Thursday, February 9
7:00am to 8:00pm: Registration/Office  Sorrento
7:00am to 8:15am: Breakfast Roundtable 2* (Breakfast and Discussion Start Promptly at 7:00am)  Capri Ballroom
7:00am to 8:00pm: Exhibit Hall plus Poster Viewing  Naples Foyer and Sorrento
7:00am to 8:00pm: Cafe Lounge – Comfortable Seats and Hot Drinks  Capri Foyer
7:30am to 8:30am: Professional Development Committee Meeting  Naples 5
7:30am to 8:30am: Western Wildlife Planning Meeting  Penthouse Suite #1635
8:30am to 12:00pm: Scientific Concurrent Sessions:

  • Wildlife Conservation on Private Lands (Partnering to Enhance Land Stewardship) – Naples 1/2
  • Habitat modification and restoration – Naples 3/4
  • Inputs and Methods for Conservation Planning and Ways to Measure Success – Naples 6
  • Invasive species: Control and Monitoring – Naples 7
  • Wildlife Techniques and Technologies II – Naples 3/4
  • Ecology and Management of Shorebirds – Naples 7
9:00am to 5:30pm: Speaker Practice Room  Roma 2
9:00am to 10:00am: How *Not* to Give a Scientific Presentation  Roma 1
9:00am to 12:30pm: Career Fair & Recruiters  Capri 1
10:15am to 10:35am: Morning Break (includes hot drinks and light snacks)  Naples Foyer & Sorrento
10:30am to 12:30pm: Resume Workshop for Undergrads (repeat)  Naples 5
12:00pm to 1:30pm: Lunch break (on your own)
12:00pm to 1:30pm: Student-Professional Mixer & Lunch (advance signup required)  Capri Ballroom
1:30pm to 3:30pm: Plenary Session – Invasive Species: Globalization and bad decisions  Naples 6 & 7
3:30pm to 4:00pm: Afternoon break (coffee/drinks and light snacks provided)  Naples Foyer & Sorrento
4:00pm to 5:30pm: Annual Member’s Meeting and Raffle  Naples 6 & 7
6:00pm to 8:00pm: Poster Reception (light hors d’ouevres provided to all meeting registrants)  Capri Ballroom, Naples Foyer, Sorrento
8:00pm to 9:30pm: Chapter Meetings:

  • San Joaquin Valley:  Sierra Penthouse Suite – 1st floor, Room 1748 Peppermill Tower
  • Nevada:  Sierra Penthouse Suite – 2nd floor, Room 1748 Peppermill Tower
  • Southern CA:  Valley View Penthouse Suite – 1st floor, Room 1734 Peppermill Tower
  • CA Central Coast:  Valley View Penthouse Suite – 2nd floor, Room 1734 Peppermill Tower
  • SF Bay:  Lake View Penthouse Suite – 1st floor, Room 1747 Peppermill Tower
  • Sac-Shasta:  Lake View Penthouse Suite – 2nd floor, Room 1747 Peppermill Tower
  • North Coast:  Penthouse Suite, Room 1635 Peppermill Tower
Friday, February 10
7:00am to 12:00pm: Registration and Exhibit Hall Open (Posters to be removed before 12:00pm)  Sorrento/Naples Foyer
7:00am to 12:00pm: Cafe Lounge – Comfortable Seats and Hot Drinks Capri Foyer
7:30am to 8:30am: Mentoring Committee TWS-WS Meeting (all are welcome)  Roma 1
7:30am to 8:30am: Diversity Committee TWS-WS Meeting (all are welcome)  Roma 2
8:30am to 10:30am: Resume Workshop for MS/PhD Students  Naples 5
8:30am to 12:30pm: Scientific Concurrent Sessions:

  • Predators: history and human interactions – Naples 1/2
  • Ecology and Management of Mammals II – Naples 3/4
  • Renewable energy and wildlife management – Naples 6
  • Ecology and Management of Amphibians and Reptiles – Naples 7
  • Perspectives on Canine Predators and Livestock – Naples 1/2
  •  Quantitative approaches and modeling – Naples 6
10:15am to 10:35am: Silent Auction ends & Morning Break (hot drinks and light snacks provided)  Naples Foyer & Sorrento
10:30am to 11:30am: Job Interview Panel  Roma 1
10:30am to 12:30pm: Resume Critiques, by appointment  Naples 5
1:00pm to 2:30pm: Meeting Planning Committee Wrap-Up Lunch  Roma 1


*  Requires extra fee