The Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology is the longest running scientific association devoted to the study of vertebrate ecology in the Pacific Northwest. Our society strives to promote professional working relationships among ornithologists, mammalogists, herpetologists, and ichthyologists in our region.


Please explore our website and be sure to check out our flagship publication, Northwestern Naturalist. If you share our passion for learning about the natural history and ecology of the Northwest consider attending our annual meeting, a great place to meet new people while learning about research that is currently being conducted in our region. photos from the annual meeting, March, 2011. From left to right: member luncheon (Matsuda), Falconry field trip (Fessler), photo contest winner (Gomez).



New Northwest Fauna

Northwest Fauna 7 - Western Pond Turtle: Biology, Sampling Techniques, Inventory and Monitoring, Conservation and Management. R. Bruce Bury, Hartwell H. Welsh, David J. Germano, Donald T. Ashton (editors).

The newest installment in our Northwest Fauna monograph series is now available. Copies can be purchased via our Northwest Fauna page.










What's New

2014 Joint Annual Meeting

in conjuction with the Washington Chapter of The Wildlife Society (WATWS), The 4th International Burrowing Owl Conference (BUOWC) , Researchers Implementing Conservation Action (RICA) and NW Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conseravtion (NWPARC):

Feb 3-7

Red Lion Inn

Pasco, Washington

Official Program (.pdf)

Abstracts (.pdf)

General meeting information are detailed on our annual meeting page.


Student Scholarship applications are due January 15th, 2014. Details including links to our submission guidelines and a list of past winners are available on our scholarship page.


A recap of the 2013 meeting including a list of awards can be viewed here.


Northwestern Naturalist articles are available online for current members.

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