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2017 Annual Meeting

The annual meeting is less than three weeks away.  The program for this years’ meeting with Washington SAF is now available and will be provided at the registration desk with your goodie bag.

If you have not registered, do it today, before late fees apply.  Hope to see you soon!

Calling all Washington Chapter of The Wildlife Society members, put this date on your 2017 calendar and in your budget: March 28-31, 2017! These are the dates for the 2017 Joint Annual Meeting with Washington State SAF (WSSAF) and the Washington Chapter of The Wildlife Society (TWS).  The Joint Annual Meeting will be held at the Yakima Convention Center and neighboring Red Lion Inn.  Both facilities are top-notch and the lodging for members is at $89/night – single occupancy and $109/night – double occupancy, and there will be a student lodging rate of $99/night for up to 4 students/room.  The details of the program and registration are still in early stages with the meeting theme: Forests/Wildlife: responding to change.   We still need volunteers to serve on the program, registration, auction, student and field trip committees to help make it a great event.  Please contact with Katy Stuart at katyshipe@gmail.com if you are available to help.

Photo Contest

Please consider submitting your favorite photos to the photo contest. In order to participate, email Danielle Munzing (danielle.munzing@dnr.wa.gov) and indicate photo contest in the subject line. Specify the number of photos and to which categories you will be submitting. You may submit one photo per category. Bring your printed work to the registration desk in the Yakima Convention Center during registration. Photos will be available for viewing and voting Wednesday evening and Thursday.  Voting will end at 5pm on Wednesday with winners announced during the evening banquet.Prints must be mounted on a firm backing, such as matboard or foam core, or may be framed. Please limit size to 11 x 14 or smaller. On the back of each print you must include your name, phone number, and category. Categories include:

  • Washington Landscapes
  • At Work in the Field
  • It’s All There in Black and White
  • Put a Bird on It
  • My Favorite Tree

Registration is now open! Click here to register.

  • Registration (does not include banquet admission)
    • Regular registration — $180
    • Non-Member Registration — $200
    • Student registration — $40
    • One day registration — $90
    • Spouse/guest — $100
  • Workshops
    • Developing Forest Stewardship Plans — $25
    • Forested Wetlands: Identification and Special Management — $25
    • Timber Harvest Contracts and Compliance — $25
  • Banquet
    • Regular banquet ticket — $40
  • A $20 late fee will apply starting March 14th, 2017


3/9/17: Session B: CANCELLED: Alternatives to Lead bullets for Big Game Hunting. This workshop has been cancelled, but if you are interested in this topic, it will be covered in two sessions during the conference: (1) Wednesday, March 29 at 9:10 a.m. in the Hot Topics session; and (2) Thursday, March 30 at 3:30 p.m. in the Ignite Talks.

Past Annual Meetings

2016 Joint Annual Meeting – February 22-26 at the Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene Idaho. Program and abstracts available here. Click here for an account of some meeting highlights, prepared by our own Bill Vogel.

2015 Joint Annual Meeting – April 14-17, 2015 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, WA. Program available here.  View and/or download meeting abstracts via Google Drive, no sign in required.

2014 Joint Annual Meeting – February 3-7, 2014 at the Red Lion Inn in Pasco, WA. Program available here.