San Joaquin Valley Chapter: Conferences

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With the health and safety of our members in mind, and in light of the recent declaration of a national emergency by President Trump and instructions issued by Governor Gavin Newson to limit large gatherings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of The Wildlife Society will be postponing our annual Natural Communities Conference, originally scheduled for Thursday March 26, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Members have the option of applying their registration costs toward the future postponed event, however we recognize that some may not have the ability to attend at a later date. As such, if you would like to receive reimbursement for your registration costs, please contact Linda at sanjoaquinvalleyTWS@hotmail.com. For those who donated funds to sponsor the event, if you would like to receive a refund please also send your request to Linda. Please allow a minimum of two weeks after submitting your request for response and reimbursement.

The Chapter’s Executive Board is in active discussions regarding a future date for the conference. The postponed event will likely be held in late July or the first week of August. Information regarding the postponed event will be distributed to our members once it has been settled. As with this month’s event, the Chapter’s Executive Board recognizes that this pandemic is dynamic and because of that we will be actively monitoring federal and state recommendations regarding how to curb spread of the virus as it relates to the future postponed event.

We wish all of our members health and wellness!

A collection of photos from the 2018 conference can be viewed below (click on photo to view larger image).


Past Conferences

Natural Communities Conference: 28 March 2019

The conference abstracts can be downloaded here.

Natural Communities Conference: 29 March 2018

The conference abstracts can be downloaded here.

Natural Communities Conference: 23 March 2017

The conference abstracts can be downloaded here.

Natural Communities Conference: 17 March 2016

The conference abstracts can be downloaded here.

Natural Communities Conference: 26 March 2015

The Natural Communities Conference was a major success!  The conference abstracts can be downloaded here.