The Western Section of the Wildlife Society
How to Work with Local Governments: A Workshop for Biologists
November 30 - December 2, 2018
The Veteran's Memorial, Davis, CA

Description Biologists are familiar in working within or alongside state and federal agencies, but knowing a local government's involvement in wildlife management is key. This 3-day workshop goes into the steps it takes to coordinate with municipal, county, special district, and joint powers authorities as a consultant, conservationist, agency biologist, or researcher. Our instructors brings decades of experience to the topic, covering everything from ethics to CEQA implications and more. We'll explore examples from your own experience, and also bring in guest speakers from different entities and agencies.
Instructors and Speakers Ken Mierzwa, Senior Project Manager and Ecologist at GHD
John McNerney, Wildlife Resource Specialist, City of Davis
Nick Pappani, Vice President, Raney Planning & Management, Inc.
Karen Whitestone, Conservation Analyst, California Native Plant Society
Registration Registration cost includes lunch, training materials, and dinner on Friday. It does not include lodging and other meals. All registrants must complete this secure online form.

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 On/Before Oct 30After Oct 30
Member, TWS Western Section $335$380
Student/New Professional* (2)
*Must show proof of current registration at an accredited university, or graduation within 6 months of workshop date.

The maximum enrollment is 25 after which, a waiting list will be kept. A minimum of 18 participants must register for the workshop by October 30th or the workshop will be cancelled and all registration fees will be returned. If the workshop can be rescheduled, we will offer transfer to the alternate dates in the priority registrations were received. Registrants will be processed in the order received and successful registrants will receive workshop logistics and information once full payment is confirmed received.

Credit cards are accepted online. Instructions for purchase order or check payments are included as part of the online registration process.
Coordinator/Contact Direct questions to Ivan Parr,
Location The Veteran’s Memorial
203 E 14th St, Davis, CA 95616

The City of Davis, home to UC Davis, the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology, the California Raptor Center, the Davis Herbarium, and the Davis Arboretum, is familiar to many of our members. Famous for its sophisticated bicycle infrastructure, Davis is home to the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame. It is also regarded for its extensive farmer’s market. The City of Davis is well-known for its interest in wildlife management and is distinct among cities in having a designated wildlife biologist, John McNerney, who is an instructor for this workshop.

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Workshop Registration
Western Section member ($335)
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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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