Western Section to hold workshop on drones

The Western Section of The Wildlife Society will host, “Drone technology and regulation” Apr. 9 to 12 in Monterey Co., California.

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology, regulations and image analysis in support of drone applications. It is targeted towards participants with little to no experience in UAS technology who are interested exploring practical applications of UAS. Participants will gain practice conducting flight operations using two popular UAS platforms. Additionally, the workshop will discuss geospatial technologies for monitoring and mapping natural resources with hands-on experience on practical examples. Participants will also have the option to participate in a mentored research project following the workshop.

Registration includes one participant spot for the class in addition to meals at UC Hastings Reserve. Onsite lodging provided for an additional fee.

Early registration lasts until Mar. 9 and costs:

$475 for section members
$525 for non-members
$375 for student/early career professional section member (only two spots available)

Click here to register. A flyer with more information is also available here.

The Wildlife Society will allow a maximum of 16.5 Continuing Education Units in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist Renewal/Professional Development Certificate Program. A total of 19.5 will be allowed if participants choose to do the mentored research project in addition.

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

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