2016 SWPARC meeting in Big Bend!


When: August 11-14th, 2016

Where: Sul Ross State University (SRSU), Alpine, TX. Alpine is located in the heart of Trans-Pecos Texas approximately 1 hour from Big Bend National Park. The Chihuahuan Desert is just 30 minutes south.
The nearest airports are El Paso International Airport (3.5 hours) and Midland International Air and Space Port(2.5 hours). SWPARC members will have the option of staying at the SRSU dorms for only $10/night!
Additional accommodations include several hotels starting at about $64 per night. There are several quaint restaurants in town, several bars, and 3 fast food joints.

Meeting Events: The meeting will include oral and poster presentations, 5 minute speed talks, and two well provisioned socials!
Field trips to Big Bend National Park and the Davis Mountains; road cruising is optimal this time of year and visitors are guaranteed sightings of canyon lizards, Big Bend sliders, western diamondback rattlesnakes, Mojave rattlesnakes, gopher snakes, red racers, and long-nosed snakes. Lucky visitors may see grey-banded kingsnakes, Trans Pecos ratsnakes, and Chihuahuan hook-nosed snakes.

Please stay tuned for additional information! See you in West Texas!


The 2015 SWPARC meeting was held in conjunction with the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists meeting in Reno, Nevada (Jul 18-20).


The 2014 annual meeting was held in San Diego, CA between 9th and 11th of June (and field trips on June 12th and 13th).

2014 SWPARC Program (PDF file)


The 2013 annual meeting was held at the main campus of The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico  (with an evening dinner on the 8th). This meeting preceded the 2013 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Albuquerque.

2013 SWPARC Program (PDF file)


The 2012 annual meeting was held at the Embassy Suites in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 23 to 25th.

2012 SWPARC Program (PDF file)


The 2011 annual meeting was held at the Univesity Park Marriott, on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. The meeting run August 10th through 13th and was held back-to-back with the Current Research on Herpetofauna of the Sonoran Desert V (CRHSD V) meeting.

2011 SWPARC Program (PDF file)


Our annual meeting in 2010 was on the campus of Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, Colorado. The meeting run August 5th and 6th and was followed by training on August 7th and 8th.

2010 SWPARC Program (PDF file)


The annual SWPARC meeting was held in St. George, Utah, Sep 12-13 preceeded by Inventory and Monitoring training Sep 10-11

2009 SWPARC Program (PDF file)


SWPARC held its second meeting, jointly with Horned Lizard Conservation Society and Texas Herpetological Society, in Austin, Texas June 5-8.

2008 SWPARC Program (PDF file)


SWPARC held its first regional meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 31 through June 2.

2007 SWPARC Program (PDF file)

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