Western Section meeting includes pika consortium

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The Western Section of The Wildlife Society’s Annual Meeting always includes numerous educational and professional development opportunities. The 2017 Annual Meeting, which will take place February 6-10, 2017 at Peppermill Resort in Reno, Nevada, will include the Fourth Conference of the North American Pika Consortium.

The pre-conference event is scheduled for February 6-7, 2017 and requires separate registration. Abstract submission is open through 11:59 PM Pacific time on November 11, 2016. As indicated on the Western Section’s website, abstracts may be submitted for papers to be presented as posters or 20-minute presentations (including Q&A). Abstracts should not exceed 200 words and should be electronically submitted via an interactive form. A preliminary schedule for the North American Pika Consortium is available below. Click here for more details on the event.

Learn more about the Western Section’s Annual Meeting by visiting their meeting website. Register by December 16 for the lowest rates. Other pre-conference events include a Sage Grouse Symposium, an Altamont Pass Symposium, a Wildlife Biologist Construction Awareness Training (WildC.A.T.), and a Wilderness First Aid certification class.

Monday, February 6

7:30am – 8:30am Registration Check-in; Onsite Registration

8:30am – 12:00pm Oral Presentations

12:00pm – 1:30 pm Lunch (on your own)

1:30pm – 5:30 pm Oral Presentations

7:00pm – 9:00pm Poster Session, Social Mixer

Tuesday, February 7

8:30am – 10:00am Oral Presentations

10:00am – 11:30am NAPC Working Group Meetings (Part 1)

11:30am – 12:30 pm Lunch (on your own)

12:30pm – 2:00pm NAPC Working Group Meetings (Part 2)

2:00pm – 2:45 pm Working Group reports

2:45pm – 3:00pm Wrap-up