Learn about eDNA with the Western Section

An ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) in Santa Barbara County, California. ©Jamie Chavez

The Western Section of The Wildlife Society will host ‘Environmental DNA: A Practical Workshop’ July 29 to 31 at the Dangermond Preserve in Santa Barbara County, California.

At the three-day workshop, experts will train attendees on the fundamentals and use of environmental DNA (eDNA), with a focused application for professional biologists. Instructed by leaders in the application and development of eDNA, along with experienced wildlife and fisheries biologists, participants will learn about the basis, function, application and parameters for the use of this emerging technology both in the classroom and with hands-on practice at the Nature Conservancy Jack & Laura Dangermond Preserve in Santa Barbara County.

At the end of the workshop, participants can expect to develop an understanding of what and how to utilize eDNA sampling and results. They’ll also have the unique opportunity to perform an eDNA styled BioBlitz at the otherwise restricted The Nature Conservancy Dangermond Preserve, as the Preserve is usually closed to the public.

Early registration lasts until June 29 and costs:

$495 for Section members
$550 for non-members
$405 for students or early career professionals

To register click here. A flyer with more information is also available here.

Contact Ivan Parr at workshops@tws-west.org with any questions.