Riverside Area Photos by Michele Felix-Derbarmdiker

All events are included in the meeting registration fee except those marked  *Extra Fee — AND — All events in bold font will be livestreamed and recorded for online viewing after the meeting.


Monday, February 6

12:00pm to 5:30pmWestern Section Executive Board Meeting
12:00pm to 5:00pmBurrowing Owl Symposium (Day 1 of 2) *Extra Fee
6:30pm to 8:30pmBurrowing Owl Training (Optional)  *Extra Fee
7:30pm to 9:00pmRegistration Packet Production


Tuesday, February 7

7:30am to 8:30amYoga Stretch & Move Class
8:30am to 12:30pmWestern Section Executive Board Meeting
8:30am to 5:00pmBurrowing Owl Symposium (Day 2 of 2) *Extra Fee
8:30am to 12:30pmFire as a Management Tool Field Trip *Extra Fee
9:30am to 5:30pmMGS Technical Advisory Group Meeting
11:00am to 1:00pmWallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing Tour and Lunch *Extra Fee
1:00pm to 3:00pmExhibit Hall Setup
1:00pm to 5:00pmWildlife Biologist Construction Awareness Training (WildC.A.T.) *Extra Fee
1:00pm to 5:00pmFrom the Mountains to the Sea: The History and Management of the Santa Ana River Field Trip *Extra Fee
3:00pm to 9:00pmExhibit Hall Open
3:00pm to 7:00pmRegistration & Help Desk
4:00pm to 6:00pmStudent Quiz Bowl, Preliminary Rounds
4:00pm to 5:30pmChapter Leaders Meeting
4:00pm to 5:00pmRetirees Meeting
5:00pm to 8:45pmNo-Host Drink Station – Mingle and Munch
6:00 PMOfficial Meeting Opening
6:00pm to 8:00pmWelcome Reception with Fiesta Buffet – Wildlife Photo Slideshow – Games
8:00pm to 9:00pmStudent Quiz Bowl Finals


Wednesday, February 8

7:30am to 7:00pmRegistration & Help Desk
7:30am to 7:00pmExhibit Hall Open
8:00am to 9:45amBreakfast Roundtable *Extra Fee
8:00am to 9:00amYoga Stretch & Move Class with Kelly Holland
8:00am to 5:00pmSpeaker Practice Room
8:00am to 10:00amPoster Setup Hours
10:00am to 11:30amKeynote Address & Dialogue – Discussion on Free-Roaming Horses and Burros with Celeste Carlisle, Return to Freedom Wild Horse Conservation; Nicki Frey, Associate Professor at Utah State University, and Jim Sedinger, Emeritus Faculty at University of Nevada, Reno.
11:30am to 7:00pmPoster Viewing and Judging
11:30am to 1:00pmLunch Break
11:45am to 12:45pmWildlife Acoustics Presentation and Lunch (RSVP Required, coming soon)
1:00pm to 5:30pmScientific Concurrent Sessions
3:05pm to 3:20pmAfternoon Break
4:30pm to 5:30pmForest Service Welcome Reception (Anyone welcome to attend)
4:00pm to 11:30pmNo-Host Drink Station – Mingle and Munch  
5:30pm to 6:30pmStudent-Professional Mixer
7:00pm to 9:00pmMembers Banquet, Awards Ceremony & Raffle *Extra Fee In Person
9:00pm to 11:59pmAfter Hours Social & Games – Wildlife Trivia; Karaoke; Games;


Thursday, February 9

7:00am to 7:50amBreakfast Roundtable *Extra Fee
7:00am to 7:00pmRegistration & Help Desk
7:00am to 8:00pmPoster Viewing and Judging
7:30am to 9:00pmExhibit Hall Open
8am to 12:30pmScientific Concurrent Sessions
8:00am to 5:00pmSpeaker Practice Room
10:05am to 10:25amMorning Break
12:30pm to 1:00pmCDFW Science Institute Team Meeting (By Invite Only)
12:30pm to 2:00pmLunch break
2:00pm to 3:30pmPlenary Session – Challenge Accepted!  Confront Obstacles, Create Opportunities.
3:30pm to 4:30pmMembers Town Hall & Afternoon Break
4:30pm to 5:30pmWestern Section Committee Meetings
 – Professional Development Committee
 – Conservation Affairs Committee
 – Western Wildlife
 – Students/Diversity
4:30pm to 8:45pmNo-Host Drink Station – Mingle and Munch
6pm to 8:00pmPoster Session & Hors d’oeuvres (PDF e-posters will be available for online viewing by virtual attendees. This event will not be livestreamed.)
8:00pm to 9:30pmChapter Meetings


Friday, February 10

7:30am to 1:00pmRegistration & Help Desk
7:30am to 1:00pmExhibit Hall Open
8am to 10:45amScientific Concurrent Sessions
10:45am to 11:00amMorning Break
11am to 12:30pmCapstone Presentation
1:30pm to 2:30pmMeeting Planning Committee Wrap-Up Lunch (By Invite)