Schedule


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Tentative schedule:

Monday, February 22
1:00pm to 5:30pm: Endangered Species Act Sections 7 and 10 Symposium* (continues on Tuesday) California 1
1:00pm to 5:30pm: Mojave Desert Listed Small Mammals Symposium* (continues on Tuesday) California 3
7:00pm to 9:00pm: Registration Packet Production Sonoma 1 & 2
Tuesday, February 23
8:30am to 5:30pm: Endangered Species Act Sections 7 and 10 Symposium* (concludes) California 1
8:30am to 5:30pm: Mojave Desert Listed Small Mammals Symposium * (concludes) California 3
9:00am to 4:00pm: Western Section Executive Board Meeting (all members welcome) Boardroom
1:00pm to 5:00pm: Wildlife Biologist Construction Awareness Training (WildC.A.T.)* Sonoma 3
1:00pm to 5:30pm: Restoration Activity – Chino Hills State Park (advance signup required) Offsite
1:00pm to 5:00pm: Southern Sierra Nevada Fisher Working Group Sonoma 1 & 2
2:00pm to 5:00pm: Exhibit Hall Setup Exposition Hall
5:00pm to 9:00pm: Annual Meeting Registration Open Napa 1 & 2 & Foyer
5:00pm to 9:00pm: Exhibit Hall Open Exposition Hall
7:00pm: Official Conference Opening
7:00pm to 9:00pm: Welcome Reception, Exhibit Hall, Photo Display (includes slider buffet station and no-host bar) * Exposition Hall
Wednesday, February 24
7:00am to 5:30pm: Registration, Exhibit Hall and Speaker Practice Room Open Napa 1 & 2 & Foyer & Exposition Hall & Ramona
7:30am: Breakfast Roundtable 1* Exposition Hall
8:00am to 10:00am: Open for Working Group Meetings (schedule by 12/1/15)
8:00am to 10:00am: Sierra Nevada Red Fox Working Group Sonoma 3
8:00am to 10:00am: California Fisher Working Group Sonoma 1 & 2
8:00am to 10:00am: Mojave Ground Squirrel Technical Advisory Group Leona 1 & 2
10:00am to Noon: Keynote Address & Dialogue California 1 & 2
11:00am to 1:00pm: Poster Setup Hours Exposition Hall
Noon to 1:30pm Lunch break (on your own, bag lunches available for pre-purchase) Exposition Hall
Noon to 1:00pm TWS-WS Chapter Leaders Meeting Boardroom
Noon to 1:00pm: TWS-WS Retirees Meeting Sonoma 3
1:00pm to 5:30pm: Poster Viewing and Student Poster Judging Exposition Hall
1:00pm to 4:00pm: Mojave Ground Squirrel Technical Advisory Group Leona 1 & 2
1:30-3:15pm: Scientific Concurrent Sessions: Link to Grid View
Conservation and Challenges in the Urban-Wildlife Interface California 1
Molecular Ecology and Wildlife Conservation Genetics California 2
Designing and Implementing Climate Adaptation Strategies California 3
3:15pm to 3:35pm: Afternoon Break (coffee/drinks and light snacks provided) Exposition Hall
3:35-5:30pm: Scientific Concurrent Sessions: Link to Grid View
Challenges and Conflict in Vertebrate Predator Management California 1
Wildlife Health & Disease Ecology California 2
Effects of Drought and Water Management on Wildlife California 3
3:30pm to 5:30pm: Resume Workshops for Undergrads and Graduating Seniors Sonoma 3
5:30pm to 6:00 pm: HSU Reunion, No-host Cocktail Reception Vineyard Ballroom 1 and Foyer
6:00pm to 7:00 pm: No-host Cocktail Reception Vineyard Ballroom 1 and Foyer
7:00pm to 10:00pm: Annual Members Banquet, Awards Ceremony & Bucket Raffle* Vineyard Ballroom 2-4
Thursday, February 25
7:00am to 7:00pm: Registration and Speaker Practice Room Napa 1 & 2 & Foyer & Ramona
7:00am Breakfast Roundtable 2* Exposition Hall
7:00am to 8:00pm: Exhibit Hall & Poster Viewing (and Student Poster Judging until 4pm) Exposition Hall
7:30am to 8:30am: Professional Development Committee Meeting Leona 1 & 2
7:30am to 8:30am: Western Wildlife Planning Meeting Sonoma 3
8:30-10:15am: Scientific Concurrent Sessions: Link to Grid View
Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles California 1
Human-Wildlife Conflict and Solutions California 2
Spatial Analysis of Wildlife-Habitat Relationships California 3
Wildlife and Renewable Energy Sonoma 1-2
9:00am to 10:00am: How *Not* to Give a Scientific Presentation Leona 1 & 2
9:00am to 12:00pm Career FairNow on Thursday! Exposition Hall
10:00am to 12:00pm: California Bat Working Group Boardroom
10:15am to 10:35am Morning Break (includes hot drinks and light snacks) Exposition Hall
10:35am-12pm: Scientific Concurrent Sessions: Link to Grid View
Ecology and Conservation of Desert Tortoise California 1
Policy, Management, and Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management California 2
Wildlife Techniques and Technologies California 3
Channel Islands Ecology Sonoma 1-2
10:30am to 12:30am: Resume Workshop for Undergrads and Graduating Seniors (repeat) Sonoma 3
12:00pm to 1:30pm Lunch break (bag lunch included with meeting registration) Exposition Hall
12:30pm to 1:30pm Student-Professional Mixer (RSVP required)Back by Popular Demand! Exposition Hall
1:30pm to 4:30pm: Plenary Session Digging into the Roots of Conservation Conflict:   Transforming the process of conservation to create sustainable solutions California 1 & 2
3:00pm to 3:20pm Afternoon break (coffee/drinks and light snacks provided) Exposition Hall
4:30pm to 6:00pm: Annual Member’s Meeting California 1 & 2
6:00pm to 8:00pm: Poster Reception and Raffle (taco bar and 2 drink tickets included with meeting registration) Exposition Hall
8:00pm to 9:30pm: Chapter Meetings
Note:  Students, please attend your local Professional Chapter’s Meeting
  • Central Coast – Sonoma 1, 2
  • Hawaii – No Meeting Scheduled
  • Nevada – No Meeting Scheduled
  • North Coast – Boardroom
  • Sac-Shasta – California 1
  • SF Bay Area – Hotel Lobby Bar & Lounge
  • San Joaquin – Sonoma 3
  • Southern CA – California 3
Friday, February 26
7:00am to 12:00pm: Registration, Exhibit Hall and Speaker Practice Room Open  Napa 1 and 2, Foyer, Exposition Hall and Ramona
7:00am Breakfast Roundtable 3* Exposition Hall
8:30am to 10:30am: Resume Workshop for MS/PhD Students Sonoma 3
8:30am-10:15am: Scientific Concurrent Sessions: Link to Grid View
Ecology and Management of Wildlife on Military Lands California 1
Ecology and Conservation of Birds California 2
Ecology and Conservation of Mesocarnivores California 3
10:15am to 10:35am Silent Auction ends & Morning Break (hot drinks and light snacks provided) Exposition Hall
10:35am-12:30pm: Scientific Concurrent Sessions: Link to Grid View
Ecology and Management of Wildlife on Military Lands California 1
Ecology and Conservation of Birds California 2
Ecology and Conservation of Mammals California 3
10:30am to 11:30am: Job Interview Panel Leona 1 & 2
10:30am to 12:30pm: Resume Critiques, by appointment Sonoma 3
1:00pm to 2:30pm Meeting Planning Committee Wrap-Up Lunch Boardroom
1:30pm to 3:30pm CDFW Staff Meeting-Leveraging funds for conservation priorities (CDFW staff only)  Leona 1 & 2

 

* Requires separate registration fee

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