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71st Annual Meeting of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society

February 5-9, 2024 — DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country in Rohnert Park, CA

We hope you’ll join us at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society!  Join a diverse blend of over 600 wildlife professionals, managers, students, and academics who study and manage wildlife species, habitats, and issues related to their conservation.

NETWORK with Western Wildlifers, LEARN from each other about emerging wildlife science, GROW your career with our workshops and advice channels, and ENGAGE together in the most fun way ever!

The 2024 Annual Meeting will be held in-person at the extremely spacious DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country in Rohnert Park, CA. The hotel has abundant, cozy and casual seating, as well as fireplaces galore both indoors and out for catching up and networking with friends. The heated pool and hot tub are open year-round, and there are pickleball and cornhole courts with free gear provided.  It is also a DOG FRIENDLY hotel.  There are SEVEN brewing companies within a short drive of the venue, and more vineyards than you have time to visit in a lifetime in Sonoma County.  Bodega Bay and the renowned Marine Laboratory are 30 short miles from the meeting, and don’t forget about the towering redwoods nearby in the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve.  Thank you to the SF Bay Chapter for organizing field trips, birding walks and other fun activities to help us get out and explore the area together.  SONOMA COUNTY HAS SO MUCH TO OFFER US!