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We have a December 2016 newsletter available here.

Complete Volumes 1-3 of the Western Section’s new journal, Western Wildlife, are now available as a single publication: click here to access.

Jeff Davis and others have researched the history of the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Jeff consolidated his findings into a summary table, dating back to 1966. The summary can be found here.

It’s time to renew your membership! Perhaps you renew through the national TWS or with the Western Section. If not, you may use the Membership Form and send it to us with the ridiculously small $5 annual fee.

The Transactions of the Western Section of the Wildlife Society is available here (years 1966-2010). The Transactions has been renamed to Western Wildlife and is available here.


Planned 2017 Workshops and Events

2017 Natural Communities Conference

We will be hosting the 2017 Natural Communities Conference on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The event will be held in the Liberty Room at Hodel’s Country Dining restaurant (5917 Knudsen Dr., Bakersfield, CA) from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with check-in starting at 8:00 AM.

We invite you to attend and/or present your work. Abstracts are due Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Please register by Friday, March 15, 2017.

More details on location and registration for the conference are in the announcement and registration form.

If you would like to present, please email abstracts to Erin Tennant at Registration information should be sent to Linda Connolly at

The Chapter is also accepting sponsorships for this year’s event to help cover conference costs. If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring, please see the registration form for more information and contact Christine Van Horn Job at or (805) 838-6237. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Information on a post-NCC rare plant field trip is available on the Conferences page.

Please let the board know if you have ideas for future workshops, social events, or quarterly meeting locations – We want to hear from the membership!

SJV Wildlife Discussion Forum

The purpose of SJV Wildlife is to promote sound stewardship of wildlife, plants, and habitats in the San Joaquin Valley by facilitating communication among scientists, managers, consultants, educators, regulators, technicians, planners, and others. Postings should relate to wildlife, plants, or habitats within the San Joaquin Valley or surrounding foothills and mountains, an area encompassing nine counties: Stanislaus, Merced, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, San Benito, Kings, Tulare, and Kern.

Suggested topics for postings and discussion include the following:

• Activities, workshops, presentations, conferences, and events;
• Grant opportunities;
• Job announcements, including research assistantships and postdocs;
• Research updates;
• Published papers;
• Survey techniques and protocols;
• Data collection and management;
• Data analysis methods;
• Status, distribution, and seasonal occurrence;
• Natural history observations;
• Habitat preservation and management;
• Species and habitat maintenance, enhancement, and restoration;
• Recovery plans and goals;
• Field equipment;
• Technology;
• Management effectiveness; and
• Proposed or enacted projects, actions, or policies that could affect species or habitats.

To join the forum, send a blank email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Alternatively, you can see what’s been posted by going to: