NW PARC is excited to bring together a number of people and organizations that are interested in protecting wildlife and habitats across borders. During this symposium we will explore a number of perspectives and case studies pertaining to transboundary conservation and restoration mechanisms. We will also examine current threats and policies surrounding legal and illegal wildlife trade, the role herpetocultural societies can play in conservation, invasive herpetofauna, and the spread of endemic and exotic pathogens. The keynote speaker will be Jamie Reaser, executive director of the National Invasive Species Council, and noted author and conservationist.
The keynote speaker will be Jamie Reaser, noted author and conservationist, who has written and edited several books on the natural world, including:
Courting the Wild, Love Affairs with Reptiles and Amphibians;
Huntley Meadows: A Naturalist's Journal in Verse;
Sacred Reciprocity: Courting the Beloved in Everyday Life;
Wild Life: New and Selected Poems; and
Winter: Reflections by Snowlight.
Jamie is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Writers.
9:00-9:15 Welcome! And Introductions
9:15-9:45 A Snake Peek at What is Hoppening at National PARC – Priya Nanjappa, Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, and Jen Williams, National Park Service
9:45-10:45 Keynote Address: Protecting What Matters… – Jamie Reaser, National Invasive Species Council
10:45-11:15 Coffee Break
11:15-11:45 FrogWatch USA: Bringing Together Amphibian Enthusiasts Through Citizen Science – Valorie Titus, Green Mountain College
11:45-12:15 SNAKES ON A PLANE, truck or box! – Charlie Justus, Idaho Department of Fish & Game
12:15-13:15 Lunch (included in registration fee)
13:15-13:45 Repercussions of Herpetofauna Regulations on Herpetoculturists – Mary Abbott, Idaho Treasure Valley Herpetology Society
13:45-14:15 Illegal Wildlife Trade in the Pacific Northwest – John Goldman, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
14:15-14:45 The Journey to Restore San Francisco’s Mountain Lake for the Western Pond Turtle – Jessie Bushell, San Francisco Zoo
14:45-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-15:30 Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Within and Across State and International Boundaries: How to PARC Over the Lines – Eric Gardner, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
15:30-16:00 Amphibian and Reptile Disease Update – Dede Olson, U.S. Forest Service
16:00-16:30 Discussion and concluding remarks
Arrangements have been made for accommodations at the Coeur d’Alene Resort.
Your support of the meeting by staying at this location is appreciated.
Please be sure to indicate your affiliation with "The Wildlife Meeting Group" as you or your administrative staff book your rooms.
Traditional double queen or single king rooms are available at the 2016 per diem rate ($89 US/night single occupancy) plus applicable taxes.
A limited number of traditional rooms are available, so if you want to ensure that you get a room at the per diem rate, book early.
Deluxe rooms are available at a higher rate ($159/night plus applicable taxes).
Amenities include deluxe continental breakfast, fitness studio, free high speed WiFi, free morning newspaper, indoor pool, hot tub, and spa, among other things.
For more information visit: http://www.cdaresort.com/.
Reservations MUST BE MADE BY January 21, 2016. After this date, blocked rooms are no longer guaranteed.
Phone Reservations: Phone reservations are required so that we get "credit" for rooms occupied by meeting attendees.
To reserve your room, call the Resort at (855) 999-7998 (toll free) and ask for the "Wildlife Meeting Group Block".
Changes or cancelation of reservations can occur up to 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a forfeiture of deposit.
Parking: Please note that there will not be any free parking available at the Resort –
a special $10/ day fee has been negotiated for conference attendees staying at the resort.
Daily parking at the resort is $18/ day and there are additional options for parking in the area around the resort.