Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Annual Meetings

2018 Western Section Annual Meeting

  • Hyatt Vineyard Creek – Santa Rosa, CA
  • February 6-9, 2018
  • Call for Papers Due October 26th More Info

2019 Western Section Annual Meeting

  • Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite – Fish Camp, CA
  • February 4-8, 2019
2020 Western Section Annual Meeting
  • Holiday Inn & Red Lion Inn — Redding, CA
  • February 3-7, 2020
2021 Western Section Annual Meeting
  • Riverside Convention Center & The Mission Inn — Riverside, CA
  • February 1-5, 2021

Western Section Workshops and Events

West Coast Sea Turtles: A Workshop

Vernal Pool Branchiopods: A Workshop for Future Permit Holders

Drone Technology & Regulation: A Workshop for Biologists

Basic Camera Trapping for Biologists


Chapter Events

Sacramento – Shasta Chapter

Co-sponsor: Western Section of TWS

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 8:30am-3:00pm
Location: GEI Consultants, 2868 Prospect Park Dr, Suite 400, Rancho Cordova, California

This one day workshop will provide you with the tools and knowledge needed to start the certification process and will include detailed information about  recertification and Professional Development Certificates.  Registration deadline September 27, 2017!
Registration Info

  • Vernal Pool Symposium

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Sacramento State University, University Union – Ballroom 1, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, California

This one-day symposium intended for agency, environmental consultants, managers, and students will consist of a full day of oral presentations, and a structured Q & A with an expert panel. Session topics presented by 16+ vernal pool researchers and mitigation experts include:

Landscape coverage and trends

Regulatory overview

Botany & wildlife


Restoration, preserves and case studies

A poster session and opportunities to network will occur during an extended lunch break. Early Registration ends Oct. 20., 2017!

Registration Info


Western Section Board Meetings

  • February 6, 2018 – Santa Rosa, CA
  • March 9-11, 2018 – Suisun, CA
  • August 24-26, 2018 – Cambria, CA

Other Workshops/Events



The chair of our Professional Development Committee is Jessica Martini-Lamb (pdc@tws-west.org)  If you would like more information or if you would like to be a part of the planning of any of these workshops/symposia, contact the individual workshop’s organizer. If you would like to see a workshop offered on a particular topic or if you have an idea for a workshop that you would like to facilitate or chair, please contact Jessica.


If you are involved with the organization of such activities and would like an announcement posted here, please submit the information to “announcements” at “tws-west” dot “org”