Join us as the Society for Wildlife Forensic Science (SWFS) hosts its first in person conference in three years.  The 2022 SWFS conference will be October 30-November 4, 2022 in Ashland, Oregon.  The Conference will be based at the Ashland Springs Hotel, with several workshops being conducted at the National Fish and Wildlife Forensic Laboratory,
SWFS 2022 will no longer be offering a recordings of the conference as the logistics did not work out as intended.  This meeting has now been converted to an in person meeting only.

Please join us in Ashland, the planning committee is working hard with the venue(s) staff to ensure your experience will be safe and healthy.  Everyone is excited to welcome you to Oregon, please check out this fun video about Travel Oregon.

Registration for the October 2022 conference is now open. To view the conference schedule please click here.

Call for Abstracts for the 2022 SWFS Conference

Abstract deadline for the 2022 SWFS conference to be held in Ashland, Oregon is AUGUST 19.  This year we are taking submissions for both oral presentations and poster presentations via an electronic form found hereThe body of the abstract should be no more than 250 words  Please see the SWFS website for more information.  Contact Dyan Straughan ( for any abstract related questions.  We hope to see you in Ashland October 30th through November 4th, 2022.

SWFS 2022 Bob Anderson Student Scholarship Application. This scholarship is awarded to two college students who are studying wildlife forensic science or a related science field.  The Scholarship covers the cost of registration and one banquet ticket plus $500 to help with travel.  Consideration will be given to past academic performance, the application, essay, and presentation abstract. A Selection Committee will review the application and select the two applications that are most qualified. Chosen applicants are required to give a 10-15 minute presentation on their presentation abstract topic at the Society for Wildlife Forensic Science Meeting. Applications and Abstracts are both due AUGUST 19!


Reservations can now be made by calling the hotel, directly (541) 488-1700, or you are welcome to go online following these three easy steps:

The Ashland Springs Hotel

Online Reservation:

All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card, as well as a first night stay deposit.


Please direct any questions to Ed Espinoza ( or Tasha Bauman (

Tasha Bauman
SWFS President