Western Section to host a drone workshop

An aerial drone photo of Denali National Park. Credit: Alaska by Daxis

The Western Section of The Wildlife Society will host a virtual two-part Drone Applications for Biologists workshop April 15-16 and April 22-23.

The workshop is targeted towards biologists who are interested in exploring practical applications of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and is designed to provide an overview of UAS technology, regulations, and image analysis. Participants will discuss geospatial technologies for monitoring and mapping natural resources and participate in hands-on, practical examples. Participants should come away with a basic understanding of drone technology and operations, how they are regulated by the FAA, USFWS, and CDFW, and what to consider when planning a survey or project involving drones.

Early Registration lasts until March 15 and costs:

$128 for Western Section members

$147 for Non-members

$46 for students and early career professionals (only 10 spots available)

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

The Wildlife Society will allow a maximum of 17 continuing education units in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist Renewal/Professional development Certificate Program.

Please direct any questions you may have to workshops@tws-west.org.


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