Schedule

Monday: February 4
8:30am to 5:30pm R Bootcamp* (Salon 5)
1:00pm to 6:00pm Western Section Executive Board Meeting (Board Room)
1:00pm to 6:00pm Fire Ecology & Forest Health in the 21st Century Symposium* (Salon 4)
1:00pm to 6:00pm Mohave Ground Squirrel TAG Meeting (Salon 3)
6:00pm to 8:00pm Dinner – Fire Ecology/Board of Directors (Salons 1 & 2)
8:00pm to 9:00pm Registration Packet Production (Mariposa)
Tuesday: February 5
7:00am to 8:00pm  Registration & Office (Mariposa)
8:00am to 11:45am Mohave Ground Squirrel TAG Meeting (Salon 3)
8:30am to 12:30pm Fire Ecology & Forest Health in the 21st Century Symposium* (concludes) (Salon 4)
8:30am to 2:30pm Western Section Executive Board Leadership Training (Board Room)
12:30pm to 1:30pm Luncheon, Board of Directors (Embers Room)
12:30pm to 4:30pm Wildlife Biologist Construction Awareness Training (WildC.A.T.)* (Salon 3)
1:00pm to 5:00pm California Department of Fish and Wildlife Research Permitting Overview* (Salon 5)
1:00pm to 3:00pm Marketplace/Exhibit Hall/Raffle-Silent Auction Setup (Forest View Ballroom)
1:00pm to 4:00pm Southern Sierra Nevada Fisher Working Group Meeting (Salon 2)
2:00pm to 4:30pm Coffee and drinks served in Foyer
3:00pm to 4:30pm Chapter Leaders Meeting New Time! (Board Room)
3:00pm to 8:30pm Marketplace/Exhibit Hall/Raffle-Silent Auction (Forest View Ballroom)
4:30pm to 6:00pm U.S. Forest Service Biologists and Researchers, Meet & Greet (Embers Restaurant)
5:00pm to 6:00pm Elevator Speech Training for Students New Time! (Board Room)
5:30pm to 6:30pm CDWF Science Institute – Planning tools to guide wildlife management – CDFW Staff training session, by invite (Salon 5)
5:00pm to 11:00pm No-host bar open in Foyer
6:00pm to 9:00pm Speaker Practice Room – Sign up in Mariposa Room (Boardroom)
6:30pm Official Meeting Opening
6:30pm to 8:30pm Welcome Reception, Photo Display, Wildlife T-Shirt Contest (Salons 1-4, Grand Terrace)

Fajitas served from 6:30-8pm – Name Badge Required.

Wednesday: February 6
7:30am to 9:30am    Breakfast Roundtable Discussion*  Starts promptly at 7:30am! (Salon 1)
7:30am to 7:00pm Registration & Office (Mariposa)
7:30am to 8:30am Speaker Practice Room – Sign up in Mariposa Room (Boardroom)
8:00am to 9:30am Birds and their Habitats in the Sierra Nevada (Madera)
8:00am to 10:00am Publishing Papers and Peer Review Workshop (Salon 2)
8:00am to 10:00am California Fisher Working Group Meeting (Salon 3)
9:00am to 7:00pm Marketplace/Exhibit Hall/Raffle-Silent Auction (Forest View Ballroom)
9:00am to 4:30pm Coffee and drinks served in Foyer
9:00am to 9:30am  Student Chapter Mentor Program Information Session and Orientation (Boardroom)
10:00am to 12:00pm Resume Critiques with Kristina Hunt (Madera) Advance signups required:  https://twsresumereview.youcanbook.me (Madera)
10:00am to 12:00pm Keynote Address & Dialogue — Dr. Jennifer Malpass
Adapt or Die: Changes in who we serve and who we are (Salon 4 & 5)
12:00pm  Lunch break (Box Lunches distributed on Grand Terrace Outside)
12:30pm to 1:30pm Retirees Meeting (Board Room)
12:30pm to 1:30pm How *Not* to Give a Scientific Presentation Workshop (Madera)
1:00pm to 5:30pm
Scientific Concurrent Sessions (Salon 2/Salon 3/Salon 4/Salon 5)

  • The Anthropocene: Decline & Extinction I & II
  • Ecology and Conservation of Birds I & II
  • Ecology and Conservation of Mammals I & II
  • Wildlife Techniques and Technologies
  • Wildlife Professionals: Consultant Case Studies
1:30pm to 2:30pm Speaker Practice Room – Sign up in Mariposa Room (Boardroom)
2:00pm to 4:00pm Poster Setup Hours (Salon 1)
2:30pm to 3:30pm Job Interview Skills Workshop (Madera)
3:00pm to 5:30pm Sierra Nevada Red Fox Working Group (Board Room) Open to the public
3:05pm to 3:30pm Afternoon Break with drinks and light snacks served in Foyer
4:00pm to 7:00pm Poster Viewing and Judging (Salon 1)
4:00pm to 6:00pm Resume Workshop:  A Beginner’s Guide: The Basics of a Resume, C.V., and Interview Skills (Madera)
5:30pm to 6:30pm HSU Reunion (Embers Restaurant)
5:00pm to 11:00pm No-Host bar open in Foyer
6:00pm to 9:00pm Speaker Practice Room – Sign up in Mariposa Room (Boardroom)
6:00pm to 7:00pm Student Mixer – An opportunity for all students to come together in a relaxed environment to meet, network and share experiences.  (Salon 1)
7:00pm to 10:00pm Annual Members Banquet, Awards Ceremony, and Bucket Raffle* (Salons 2-5)

Doors open at 7pm for those with a banquet ticket.  Extra seats available at 8pm for those who would like to attend the awards program portion of the evening only.

Thursday: February 7
7:00am to 8:00am                                 Breakfast Social*  (Embers Restaurant)
7:30am to 8:00pm Registration & Office (Mariposa)
7:30am to 4:00pm Coffee & drinks served in Foyer
7:30am to 8:30am Western Wildlife Planning Meeting (Board Room)
8:00am to 9:00pm Marketplace/Exhibit Hall/Raffle-Silent Auction  (Forest View Ballroom)
8:00am to 8:00pm Poster Viewing and Judging (Salon 1)
8:00am to 12:10pm Scientific Concurrent Sessions (Salon 2/Salon 3/Salon 4/Salon 5)

  • The Anthropocene: Pathogens & Invasive Species
  • Ecology and Conservation of Birds III
  • Ecology and Conservation of Bats I & II
  • Yosemite Restoration I & II
  • The Anthropocene: Speciation & Hybridization
  • Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles I
8:30am to 12:00pm Speaker Practice Room – Sign up in Mariposa Room (Boardroom)
10:00am to 12:00pm Resumé Workshop:  Advanced Resume, C.V., and Interview Skills (Madera)
10:05am to 10:30am Morning Break, Coffee and drinks served in Foyer
12:00pm Lunch break (Box Lunches distributed on Grand Terrace Outside)
12:15pm to 1:30pm Chapter Meetings New Time!

  • Central Coast Chapter – Salon 2
  • Hawaii Chapter – Lobby
  • Nevada Chapter – Salon 1
  • North Coast Chapter – Hospitality Suite
  • Sac-Shasta Chapter – Madera
  • San Joaquin Chapter – Embers Restaurant
  • SF Bay Area Chapter – Salon 3
  • Southern CA Chapter – Boardroom
1:30pm to 3:00pm Plenary Session: Death And Taxas:  Extinction and Speciation During the Anthropocene (Salons 4-5)
1:30pm to 8:00pm Speaker Practice Room – Sign up in Mariposa Room (Boardroom)
2:00pm to 4:00pm Resume Critiques with Kristina Hunt (Madera) Advance signups required:  https://twsresumereview.youcanbook.me (Madera)
3:00pm to 3:15pm Afternoon break with drinks and light snacks served in Salons 4-5
3:15pm to 4:15pm Member Engagement Committee Meetings (Salons 4-5)
– Student Affairs and Diversity Committee
– Awards and Grants Committee
– Conservation Affairs Committee
– Professional Development Committee
– Member Communications Committee
3:30pm to 6:00pm Sierra Nevada Red Fox Conservation Advisory Team (Boardroom) By invite only please
4:30pm to 6:00pm Annual Business Meeting and Members Forum (Salons 4-5)
6:30pm Silent Auction Closes (Forestview)
7:00pm to 9:00pm Poster Reception (Salons 1-5)

No-host bars in foyer from 4-11pm.  Chili bar and veggies served from 7-8:30pm in Salons 1-5 (Name badge required)

Friday: February 8
7:00am to 8:00am Breakfast Social* (Embers Restaurant)
7:30am to 1:00pm Registration & Office (Mariposa)
7:30am to 11:00am Coffee & drinks served in Foyer
7:30am to 11:00am Speaker Practice Room – Sign up in Mariposa Room (Boardroom)
8:00am to 12:30pm Scientific Concurrent Sessions (Salon 2/Salon 3/Salon 4/Salon 5)

  • The Anthropocene: Recovery & Re-Wilding
  • Ecology and Conservation of Amphibians and Reptiles II & III
  • Ecology and Conservation of Mammals III & IV
  • Wildlife Professionals: Agency Coordination & Collaboration
  • Wildfire and Wildlife
  • Ecology and Conservation of Martens and Fishers
8:00am to 11:00am Marketplace/Exhibit Hall/Coffee (Forest View Ballroom)
8:00am to 11:00am California Department of Fish and Wildlife: How to Get Temporary and Permanent Jobs in Wildlife Conservation (Forest View Ballroom)
9:00am to 11:00am Wildlife Career Symposium for Students  (Salon 1)
8:00am to 5:00pm CA Bat Working Group Meeting (Madera)
10:05am to 10:30am Morning break.  Coffee and drinks served in Foyer
11:15am to 12:15pm Job Interview Panel (Salon 1)
1:00pm to 2:00pm Meeting Planning Committee Wrap-Up (Board Room)
1:00pm to 4:00pm Yosemite Workshop & Field Trip Case Studies in Species Restorations at Yosemite

* Requires extra fee

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