The Murreletter, newsletter of the Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology, November 2011: 2012 Meeting schedule, workshops, and other events around the Pacific Northwest.

Save the Date

Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology
2012 Annual Meeting
March 20-23, 2012
Hood River Inn, Hood River, Oregon


Preparations are underway for our 2012 meeting, which will explore the theme of linking aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems through research and implementation of riverine restoration in the Pacific Northwest. We are excited to be joined this year by Northwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (NWPARC), who will be holding their annual meeting and hosting a workshop, as well the Pacific Northwest Native Freshwater Mussel Working Group, who will be hosting a mussel ID workshop (see sidebar).

March 20th: workshops, NWPARC annual meeting*
March 21st: plenary and concurrent sessions
March 22nd: concurrent sessions, poster session, banquet
March 23rd: concurrent sessions, field trip

*Annual meeting will include updates on NW PARC and PARC activities, discussion groups, silent auction, and a social.

Online registration will be available through the SNVB website by the time the calendar hits 2012. We hope to see you all in Hood River!

Training Opportunities
Columbia Mountains Institute Course Announcement:

Design and Analysis of Mark-Recapture Studies

April 18-19-20, 2011
Coast Hillcrest Hotel, Revelstoke BC

Details and registration are at

Herpetofauna Stewardship

On Monday, March 19th NWPARC will be hosting an all day training workshop in the greater Portland area (site TBD). This workshop will provide extensive information and practical solutions for mitigating the effects of land management practices on amphibians and reptiles. More details can be found on the NWPARC website.

2012 Meeting Workshops

Tue, March 20th
Conservation Genetics
On the morning of March 20th, NWPARC will be hosting a seminar titled:
Conservation Genetics 101. This seminar will be geared towards students and managers desiring a greater understanding of how genetics is being applied and interpreted in the conservation of amphibians and reptiles. More information can be found on their website.

Freshwater Mussels

On the afternoon of March 20th, The PNW Native Freshwater Mussel Working Group will be leading a half-day worshop on freshwater mussel identification and survey techniques.
The fundraising and meeting planning committees are actively seeking volunteers to assist with these efforts.  If you are interested in helping out or would like more information, especially if you have fundraising experience, we could use your help! Please contact the board through the Contact Us page on our website.

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