2013 Pacific Slope Meeting of the Lepidopterists Society
Malheur Field Station, Princeton Oregon.
The Oregon State Arthropod Collection
Oregon State University Department of Zoology
Nestled in the Southeastern part of Oregon, lies the Malheur Field Station - a unique confluence of dry sagebrush, spring-fed wetlands and mountains. A favorite location for birders - this region supports not only a high diversity of birds, but also unique plants, insects and other creatures.
Broad, open landscapes and a lack of urban light pollution - make this area a perfect location to survey nocturnal insects -- and the timing of this year's meeting will coincide with some excellent opportunities to search for butterflies at high elevation sites in the nearby mountains.
The station has a variety of accommodations and meals are included in the registration. The meeting will take place during the week (Wednesday night arrival and Saturday morning departure), but attendees can opt to remain at the station for additional days* if they wish to spend more time in Southeastern Oregon.
We are currently working to set up the official program, schedule of events and registration site -- which should be availble by next week (May 1, 2013).
Registration for this year's meeting is being coordinated by OSU Conferencing and can be done online or via a printed, mail-in registration form.
Or you can download a printable, mail-in Registration Form (available Friday, May 24th)
The registration form includes three components:
1. basic registration fee of $55 (includes the cost of the meeting space, fees, program
& Friday night awards banquet)
2. various choices for rooming at Malheur Field Station (from $32-$64) are available
depending on type of accommodation you prefer and whether you will be sharing
a room or not.
3. meal option of $79 (includes three breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners). Please
let us know if you have particular dietary restrictions - or it is possible to prepare your
own meals as all rooms have access to shared kitchen/kitchenette areas.
CALL FOR PAPERS
note: if you know you will be attending, you can send an email to me at: email@example.com -- I will make sure to send registration information to you when it is available -- and will also create an online registration page. - thanks CJM
The primary dates of the meeting will be August 8 & 9th, however we've added a day on each end to allow folks to get to/depart from the field station which is located in a relatively remote location.
Wednesday August 7th, is an arrival date and the field station will be available to registrants in the afternoon (to get settled into their rooms and pick up their registration packets), and for those opting into the meals, will have a dinner that night as well.
Thursday (the 8th) will be when the formal presentations are delivered, and for those opting into the meals, a breakfast with full coffee/tea/juice, lunch and dinner will be provided.
Friday (the 9th) will be for informal talks as well as a planned excursion for collecting that will depart in the AM after breakfast (and include a bagged lunch). The trip will return to the station in the afternoon, and the Awards Ceremony will take place Friday Night.
Saturday morning, after breakfast, people can either depart, or they can make arrangements to stay on at the field station for additional days (this is not included in registration, but the station manager has assured us that this will not be a problem).
For UPDATES and details about the FIELD TRIP -- check back.
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Banner Photograph Credit: "Coyote Buttes" by Greg Gilson 2010 (used with permission)