The Western Section of the Wildlife Society
2018 Annual Meeting
February 5 - 9, 2018
Vineyard Creek Hyatt -- Santa Rosa, CA
  • Fill out all sections of this form. Complete a separate form for each registrant. No purchase orders, please.
  • Credit card payments: Pay via our secure online form.
  • Check payments:
    • Complete the form and select the check payment option.
    • Submit the form online
    • Mail a paper copy with a check payable to TWS-WS.
    • Send the form and check payment by 1/22/18 to:
      attn: 2018 Annual Meeting
      PO Box 6756
      Albany, CA 94706

Student / Early Career Professional / Retiree rate eligibility:
  • Students must be current TWS-WS members and currently enrolled at a university or college or within 6 months of degree conferral.
  • “Early Career Professionals” are TWS-WS current members who have graduated within 3 years with a degree in a Wildlife-related field AND are employed less than full-time in a temporary/limited-term/seasonal position.
  • Retirees must be TWS-WS members, retired from full-time employment and have paid standard dues for at least three years

NOTE: You may join the Western Section with this form and pay the member registration rates for the meeting.
  • December 8, 2017: End of regular-rate registration. Rates increase after this date (see all rates)
  • January 22, 2018: Pre-Registration closes. Rates increase after this date (see all rates)
  • Onsite registration is available online beginning January 23, 2018 and at the meeting.
  • Any registrations not paid in full by January 22th will be cancelled, including declined credit cards and checks that have not been received. Cancelled registrations must be resubmitted, subject to current availability and onsite rates.
Contact Meeting Planner: Candace Renger,

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Full Registration Member ($335) Non-Member ($380) Student ($140)
Early Career Professional ($140)
Retiree ($140)
Single Day Registration (select day) Wed ($228) Thurs ($228) Fri ($114)
Student-Professional Breakfast Mixer Friday, 7 AM
-- RSVP required, limited to 150 participants.
Professional ($15)
Student (no charge)
Thursday Evening Poster Session 6 - 8PM
-- Please indicate whether you plan to attend this event.
Other Meeting Registration Items
Wetland Restoration Day with the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation
-- more info
limited to 20 participants
Attendee ($15)  
Tuesday Evening Welcome Reception Attendee ($15) Guest ($15)
Guest Name:
Wednesday Members and Awards Banquet    Attendee ($40)
Select one meal choice
Guest ($40)
Select one meal choice
Guest Name:
Breakfast Roundtable
-- more info
Wednesday Breakfast Roundtable. ($20)
Plenary Session Only Plenary Session ($25) - (for those not registered for the meeting)
2018 Annual Meeting Logo T-Shirt ($20 ea)

If ordering multiple shirts, indicate additional size and style selections in comment box below
Unisex (Heather Graphite)
Female (Blue Horizon)

XS*    S    M    L   
XL    2XL    3XL
* XS size available only in unisex style
Sponsor a Student: Each year the Western Section helps fund students to attend various meetings, workshops and symposia. Help us continue to support student participation by donating a student meeting registration ($120) or other amount here. If you would like your sponsorship to go to a specific student or university, please indicate this in the comments section below.

Judging: Yes, I am interested in judging student papers/posters.
New this year! Judges get to pick the papers and posters they want to judge via an online Google Doc signup sheet. Judging instructions and blank evaluation forms will be in your registration packet when you pick up your reg materials at the beginning of the meeting.

Comments for registration coordinator (including special needs and dietary restrictions):
If you have special dietary restrictions, please let us know when you register. We will do our best to accommodate you.

Extinction or management of owls: the dilemma of the barred owl invasion in California -- more info
Monday, February 5: 8am - 5:30pm
Member ($110) Non-Member ($155) Student/Early Career Professional/Retiree ($55)
4's: Cannabis Culture and Compliance in California -- more info
Tuesday, February 6:
Member ($110) Non-Member ($155) Student/Early Career Professional/Retiree ($55)
Wildlife Biologist Construction Awareness Training (WildC.A.T.) -- more info
Tueday, February 6: 1-5pm
Member ($100) Non-Member ($145) Student/Early Career Professional/Retiree ($55)
Wilderness First Aid with Foster Calm -- more info
Monday - Tuesday, February 5-6
Registration ($160)
Story Circles Narrative Training DEMO DAY with Randy Olson -- more info
Tuesday, February 6
Registration ($50)

Sponsorship -- more info Bighorn ($2500)
Sea Turtle ($1500)
Exhibitors -- more info Corporate ($500) Non-profit ($300) Artist ($60 minimum, see website)
Career Fair & Recruiters -- more info All ($100)


TWS Western Section Membership
Standard ($30)
Standard - Supporting ($60)
Standard - Contributing ($90)
Student ($15)
Early Career Professional * ($15)
Retired Professional ** ($15)
Youth *** ($8)
Lifetime ($675), payable in one, two, or three installments
   Full amount ($675)
   Two installments ($337.50 ea)
   Three installments ($225 ea)
* Recently employed in entry level position or less than full time position or recently graduated and seeking employment.
** Retired from full time employment and paid standard dues for at least 3 years
*** 18 years old and younger

Chapter Membership
Central Coast Regular Rate ($10/year)
Central Coast Student Rate ($5/year)
Hawaii ($5/year)
North Coast ($10/year)
North Coast ($20/3 years)
Nevada Regular Rate ($10/year)
Nevada Student Rate ($5/year)
Sac-Shasta ($10/year)
S.F. Bay Area ($10/year)
S.F. Bay Area ($25/3 years)
San Joaquin Valley ($5/year)
So. California ($10/year)
Student Chapters
U.C. Davis ($15/year)
U.C. Davis ($5/quarter)
Humboldt State ($10/year)
Humboldt State ($6/semester)
UC Santa Barbara ($5/year)
Univ Nevada Reno* ($6/semester)
Univ Nevada Reno** ($10/semester)
Cal Poly SLO ($30/year)
Cal Poly SLO ($15/quarter)
San Francisco State University ($10/year)
San Francisco State University ($6/semester)
* TWS National Members
** not TWS National Members

TWS National Membership
Regular ($81)
New Professional ($51)
Student ($41)
Retired ($41)
Family ($125)
International ($59)
International Student ($29)
Online access to the Journal of Wildlife Management and the Wildlife Society Bulletin are free for TWS National members. Printed version of JWM is available for a fee.
Journal of Wildlife Management (print) ($80)   $

Tax-deductible donation to the Western Section of The Wildlife Society   $

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Special Registration Code: TOTAL DUE   $

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I have read and accept the Videotaping and Photography Policy and the Cancellation and Refund Policy.
Videotaping and Photography Policy: Videotaping and photography of meeting participants at meeting events may occur. Western Section of TWS may use photographs and videos of meeting attendees for any lawful purpose, including publicity, illustration, advertising, newsletter, and web content. During sessions that will be videotaped, "no photo" areas will be available in each room. More information will be available at the meeting registration desk. I acknowledge and agree with these terms for use of videos and photographs.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: To receive a refund of meeting and workshop registration fees, we must receive your cancellation no later than 14 days before the first day of the meeting. There will be no refunds due to inclement weather, Federal budget issues, furloughs or other events beyond the control of TWS-West. All refunds are subject to a $50 processing fee. Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing, either by mail or e-mail. Refund requests received within 14 days of the start of the meeting will not be processed regardless of personal or professional emergency, and no refund after that date is available. However, registration may be transferred to another individual for a $25 transfer fee.