2022 Pacific Regional Conference


After August 20, 2022, register in person at the registration desk.

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2022 Pacific Regional Conference

August 23-25, 2022
Bear River Casino and Resort, Loleta, CA

The 2022 Pacific Regional Conference will be held in Loleta, CA on August 23-25, 2022 hosted by Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria at the Bear River Casino and Resort in Loleta, CA. The theme for this year’s conference is “Resilience through Traditional Environmental Knowledge.

The conference will take place at the Tish Non Village Community Center at the Bear River Band Headquarters across the street from the casino.

Draft Agenda – Updated 8.16.22

See Event Details tab for conference highlights and hotel reservation information.

CLEO Shoot Competition

To help cover the cost of materials and range time, CLEO’s participating in the shoot are required to pay a $35 registration fee. Register at https://nafws.org/product/2022-pr-shoot/.

CANCELLED -Pre-Conference Workshop
The pre-conference workshop on August 21-22, 2022 has been CANCELLED.

Registration Fees

NAFWS Member or Member Tribe Employee – $200
Non-member – $250 (includes membership)
Early Registration Discount – $25 off (register before August 19th)

Additional Registration Fees

*Must be logged in to receive membership discount – See Registration Instructions above

Mail checks to
Native American Fish & Wildlife Society
10465 Melody Dr., Ste. 307
Northglenn, CO 80234

Registration Instructions

Up to date Individual Members and Member Tribe employees are eligible for discounted registration fees.

You must login to receive a discount. To log into your portal:
  1. Click the login button on the top right corner of the screen
  2. Enter your email address and hit forgot password
  3. Follow email instructions to set a new password.
  4. Log onto your account
  5. Discounts will automatically apply if you have purchased a membership.

If purchasing multiple tickets, please fill out attendee details for each ticket purchased. For accommodations and dietary restrictions, submit requests in the Additional Information field. Contact Heidi McCann (hmccann@nafws.org) to verify membership or for assistance setting up an account. 

Room Reservations (Room block open until August 6, 2022)

11 Bear Paws Way, Loleta, CA 95551
40 Rooms Available Under Block: NAFWS22
Overflow hotels in area:
  • Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Eureka, 129 4th St, Eureka, CA 95501, (707)-443-9751
  • Best Western (two of them) – 232 W 5th Street, Eureka, 707-443-2234
  • Holiday Express- 815 West Wabash Ave, 707-269-0682
  • Comfort Inn Humboldt Bay- 4260 Broadway St Eureka 407-444-2019

Call for Abstracts – Due July 29th

We are calling for papers for oral presentation at the conference. Abstracts are due July 29th, 2022. The theme for this year’s conference is “Resilience through Traditional Environmental Knowledge.” Major focus areas will include, but are not limited to:

  • Invasive species
  • Climate Change
  • Wildlife Health & Disease
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge
  • Wildlife Corridors
  • Fisheries Management

Donations for Silent Action, Door Prizes, and Raffles

Please do not forget to bring items for the silent auction, raffles and door prizes.  All items will be used to support Pacific Regional scholarship fund.

Sponsors, Vendors & Booths

The Pacific Region is seeking conference and break sponsors and vendors. For more information, contact Laurel James at 206-471-8975 or LJames@nafws.org. Make Checks payable to NAFWS-. Mail to: NAFWS-10465 Melody Drive, Suite 307, Northglenn, CO 80234.

For more information contact:

Donna Nez, Regional Director, Pacific Region NAFWS
donnanez@ctuir.org; 541-429-7123

Ted Lamebull, Regional Director, Pacific Region NAFWS
tclamebull@hotmail.com; 564-888-0768

April Richards, Public Information Officer, NAFWS
ARichards@nafws.org; 720-630-3973

For assistance registering or to membership status contact Heidi McCann at hmccann@nafws.org; 720-822-3368

Event Details

Conference Highlights

  • Basket weaving workshop
  • Wildlife disease biologist training

Start date: August 22, 2022

End date: August 25, 2022

Venue: Bear River Casino and Resort

Directions: Bear River Casino and Resort 11 Bear Paws Way, Loleta, CA 95551

Phone: 541-429-7123

Email: donnanez@ctuir.org

In Recognition of Their Support

Native American Fish and Wildlife Society would like to thank those organizations that provided us with support over the years. With them we grew an effective national communications network for the exchange of information and management techniques related to self-determined tribal fish and wildlife management.

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