The Western Section of the Wildlife Society
2017 Bat Ecology and Field Techniques Workshop
September 8 - 11, 2017
Yosemite Bug, Midpines, CA

Description This workshop combines lecture, discussion and field exercises to introduce participants to the ecology and conservation of California bats, covering species accounts, physiology, anatomy, behavioral ecology, conservation issues, and mitigation strategies. Field techniques of mist-netting, assessing species presence or absence, and acoustic monitoring will be demonstrated with participants gaining hands-on experience in mist-net set-up and acoustic monitoring and analysis. Evening field excursions typically capture a half dozen bat species and, for those who have proof of current rabies vaccination, allow practice in extracting, handling, as well as collecting and recording data from captured bats.

Requirements for Handling Bats During Workshop:
Handling bats is not a requirement of this workshop; participants will learn valuable field techniques with or without handling. To handle bats, participants must provide a Doctor’s note proof of rabies vaccination or sufficient rabies antibody titer results within the past 3 years. We advise that participants start the 3-shot prophylaxis vaccination series immediately, as Occupational Heath & Safety/Private Health Insurance approval may be lengthy.

Workshop participants operate under current federal/state permits held by the instructors, & follow Western Bat Working Group protocol to prevent transmission of WNS.

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Instructors Dr Dave Johnston
Dr. Joe Szewczak
Coordinator/Contact Direct questions to Ivan Parr,
Schedule Start at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept 8; conclude Monday afternoon, Sept 11.
Location Yosemite Bug, Midpines, CA
Lodging Participants must register on their own with the Yosemite bug:

When you register please note that you are with the Wildlife Society workshop. A number of dorm rooms and private rooms have been reserved for the workshop, but no space is guaranteed, so please book ASAP.

Additional costs are as follows, for 3 nights each:
$28/night for dorm lodging
$58/night shared lodging for 1 queen/2 twin with private bath
$145/night private queen bed lodging

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Workshop Registration
Western Section member ($495)
Non-member ($540)
Student ($270) Student Registration spots already filled

Registration rates increase after August 8, 2017
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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.
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Cancellation and Refund Policy: To receive a refund of conference and workshop registration fees, we must receive your cancellation no later than 14 days before the first day of the event. 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 conference 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.

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