The Western Section of the Wildlife Society
Interest-Based Negotiation:
A Workshop for Biologists, Conservationists, and Land Managers

April 9-13, 2018
Chimineas, Carrizo Plain Ecological Reserve, San Luis Obispo County, CA

Description Let’s face it. When negotiating land and resource management agreements, multi-party negotiations come with a lot of politics. Each stakeholder is committed to a different priority, be it honoring their organization’s mission, making the most money, saving the most habitat, or winning the best public relations. All too often, a compromise is harder than it sounds.

It needn’t be this way. Interest-Based Negotiation, or integrative bargaining, finds common ground that encompasses everyone’s needs, including those that may not be in the room, such as the land or resource itself.

This 5-day workshop uses interactive exercises and simulations to provide you the tools, techniques, and principles for mastering a successful negotiation.

Set in the Carrizo Plain in spring, we intend for participants to practice these techniques while participating in land stewardship, in situ. Throughout the workshop, we will take time to build connections with actual local stakeholders, as well as the region’s resources, in a way that enables us to effectively communicate the importance of our resource, through data and through arbitration.

This workshop falls under our GO WILD Program.
GO WILD: Get Outside - Walk, Inquire, Learn, Do.

Link to Workshop Flyer
Instructor Steve Barber, Barber & Gonzales
Registration Registration cost includes meals and lodging (4 nights) at the Chimineas Ranch, training materials, interactive practice, and access to areas not open to the public. All registrants must complete this secure online form.

Registration payable by check or credit card/received or postmarked:
 On/Before 3/6After 3/6
Member, TWS Western Section or AFS$775$820
Student/New Professional* (2)$685$730
*Must show proof of current registration at an accredited university, or graduation within 1 year of workshop date.

The maximum enrollment for the identification course is 21, after which, a waiting list will be kept. A minimum of 14 participants must register for the identification course by March 6 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.

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    • TWS-WS, attn: Interest-Based Negotiation Workshop
    • PO Box 6756
    • Albany, CA 94706
Coordinator/Contact Cynthia Perrine,
Ivan Parr,
Location Chimineas Ranch, a 30,000 acre unit of the Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve, was purchased by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife property on the Carrizo Plain with help from the The Nature Conservancy and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. The property creates a wildlife corridor between the Carrizo Plain National Monument and Los Padres National Forest. Managed by the Chimineas Ranch Foundation, it functions as a center for research, education, and habitat conservation.

More about the Chimineas Ranch can be found on the Chimineas Ranch Foundation website:

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Workshop Registration
Western Section or AFS member ($775)
Non-member ($825)
Student ($685) 2 Registrations only

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TWS Western Section Membership
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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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