Dear ICTWS Members --
I hope you will consider joining us at the Coeur d'Alene Resort on February 22-26, 2016 for the 2016 ICTWS Annual Meeting. The program for the conference is nearing completion and I think you will find many of the topics our speakers will be presenting and the workshops that are scheduled will bring you current information on the latest research and management.
The theme for this year's meeting is "Common Resource Challenges and Solutions." Information on the meeting, being held together with the Washington Chapter of the Wildlife Society, NW Partners in Amphibians and Reptile Conservation, and the Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology, or to register for the conference, can be found on the Annual Meeting page on this website.
Co-hosting the conference takes many individuals to pull off a meeting that runs smoothly and seamlessly. If you are interested in helping the Chapter with the 2016 conference please contact Aren Eddingsaas. There are a number of tasks volunteers could assist with both during the conference and leading up to it. For example, currently we are in need of some volunteers to help our Fundraising Committee brainstorm ideas for items to include in the banquet auction, to contact businesses in order to secure donations, and to assist with the auction during the meeting. The Fundraising Committee is chaired by Deniz Aygen. Please contact Deniz directly if you are interested in helping.
So take a moment to look over the program and register to come to Coeur d'Alene! It will be a great conference with plenty of presentations to enjoy, working group meetings to participate in, posters, special symposia, and the annual business meeting luncheon to attend. Socialize, relax, and network at the reception Tuesday evening or the banquet on Wednesday night where there will be raffles, a silent auction, and awards; or participate as a mentor or a student in activities such as our "Breakfast with a Wildlifer" and Student Mentoring Session. And if you haven't already renewed your annual membership, please go to our Membership page to renew. It is not part of conference registration this year.
Thanks and hope to see you in north Idaho.
Quinn Shurtliff, Ph.D.
Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society
2016 Annual Meeting
The 2016 meeting will be in Coeur d'Alene at the Coeur d'Alene Resort on February 22-26, 2016. The annual meeting is being held jointly with the following partners: Washington Chapter of The Wildlife Society (WATWS); Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology (SNVB); and NW Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (NW PARC).
2016 Meeting Reminders
- The deadline for the Management, Conservation, and Education Grant is February 12, 2016. Applications should be submitted per the instructions on the Resources page
- The ICTWS Fundraising Committee would like to remind members to bring some flies to the Annual Meeting for the "Trout Catcher" Silent Auction item. Flies can be left at the Registration Desk or given directly to Deniz Aygen at the meeting. Thank you!
- Anyone still planning on donating items for the meeting should contact Deniz Aygen ASAP, so efforts aren't duplicated.
- Don't forget to RENEW your ICTWS Membership. It was not part of the registration form for the meeting in Coeur d'Alene.
At the 2014 ICTWS meeting we had someone videotape both the plenary session on the history of the chapter as well as the "Working Together" symposium. These videos are now available to the membership via www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLt-O2UCcvHHEzU3HriTroEZ_bF9B3k91P.
There are 4 total videos. Two of the videos are from the Plenary and the other 2 are from the "Working Together" symposium. Please feel free to share this link with others who may be interested.