San Joaquin Kit Fox Workshop 2013

San Joaquin Kit Fox Ecology, Conservation, and Survey Techniques

Carrizo Plains/Chimineas Ranch
San Luis Obispo County, California.

July 15-18, 2013

The California Central Coast Chapter of the Wildlife Society is pleased to offer this professional workshop on the San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica).  The workshop consists of two and a half days and three nights of lectures and field surveys in the Carrizo Plains core population.  You will see and receive instruction on identifying sign, monitoring dens, and standard survey techniques. Lectures will also cover kit fox ecology and conservation challenges. You will see multiple foxes in varying habitat throughout the plains while learning to set camera traps, spotlight for kit foxes, and differentiate kit foxes from juvenile coyotes and potentially other canids.


Arrive by noon on Monday, July 15
Depart after breakfast on Thursday, 18


Lectures, lodging, and dining will be at the historic Chimineas Ranch house on the Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve (CA Department of Fish and Wildlife Lands) in eastern San Luis Obispo County.  Day and night surveying for San Joaquin foxes and their sign will occur on Fish and Wildlife Lands and the Carrizo Plains National Monument (BLM lands).


Brian Cypher and Christine Van Horn Job, CSU Stanislaus Endangered Species Recovery Program
Bob Stafford, CDFW wildlife biologist, manager of Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve
Craig Fiehler, CDFW wildlife biologist, Central Region
Others TBD


·       Includes all catered meals and lodging (shared rooms in the ranch house, pitch a tent on the grass, sleep in your truck…your choice).

·       Wildlife Society/Central Coast Chapter Members: $600

·       Others/Non-members: $630

Please fill out the attached registration form and email it to Registration will be first-come, first served (max 25 registrants).  If you are one of the first 25 to send the completed form, then we will email you confirmation and the payment information (payment will be accepted via check or PayPal). Within two weeks of our receipt of your registration form, you must pay by check or PayPal in order to secure your spot.  If we don’t receive your payment within two weeks, your spot will go to the next person on the waiting list.

For More Information

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