The Western Section of the Wildlife Society
2018 Basic Camera Trapping for Wildlife
July 6 - 9, 2018
Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lassen County, CA

Description Remote cameras have become an invaluable tool for wildlife research and management as an economic, non-invasive, and consistently effective way to document animals. This workshop will examine the pros and cons of commercially available camera traps, their use in the field, and case studies demonstrating their value. The goal of this workshop is to provide a comprehensive introduction to camera trapping equipment and methodology so that participants acquire the basic knowledge to plan, outfit, and implement their own surveys.

The workshop is intended for biologists who have little to no experience in using remote cameras. Each participant will have hands-on experience setting up a variety of commercially available camera traps.

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Instructors John Perrine, Professor, Biological Sciences Department, Cal Poly State University
Katie Moriarty, Postdoctoral Research Wildlife Biologist, US Forest Service
Coordinator/Contact Direct questions to Ivan Parr, workshops at
Schedule Start Friday evening, July 6; conclude Monday afternoon, July 9.
Location Southwest Campground, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lassen County, CA
Lodging Meals & Campground Spaces are INCLUDED in the registration fee: Park entry is $20 for a week and is NOT included in registration.

Five campsites (four tents each) within the Southwest Walk-In Campground have been reserved for this workshop and ARE included in the registration. Campsites are very close to parking. Bathroom facilities are available. Showers are within a short drive to Manzanita Lake.

More information on the Southwest Walk-In Campground can be found here:

If participants wish to camp apart from the group, they will need to reserve campsites through Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Breakfast will be served hot every morning. Items for lunch and dinner will be provided by the workshop coordinator and assembled by each participant at the start of each day. We serve healthy, locally-raised meals and Peet’s coffee at our workshops; list dietary restrictions during registration & we’ll accommodate special meal needs within reason.
Registration Use this secure online form to register. Registration cost includes three nights lodging/camping, eight meals, beverages/coffee/tea, extensive training materials, and hands-on experience with modern equipment.
Registration payable by check or credit card/received or postmarked: June 22, 2018.
 Early Registration
(on/before June 6)
Late Registration
(after June 6)
Member, TWS Western Section $450 $495
Student/New Professional*
(maximum 2 registrants at this level)
*Must show proof of current registration at an accredited university, or graduation within 6 months of workshop date.

A total of 16 participants must register by June 6 or the workshop will be cancelled and all registration fees will be returned.
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    • TWS-WS, attn: Camera Trapping Workshop
    • PO Box 6756
    • Albany, CA 94706

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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.
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*** 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
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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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