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  • 12 Mar 2023 2:05 PM | Daniel Gavin (Administrator)

    Applications due 5:00 PM, April 3, 2023

    • Full position description in a PDF file


      Working under the direction of the Northwest Scientific Association (NWSA) Board, the Webmaster designs, posts, and maintains relevant and timely information on the website that is of interest to our membership, including the Annual Meeting (conference), Student Grants, Awards, and other activities.  The NWSA website is powered by Wild Apricot, which defines the capabilities of our website.  Wild Apricot integrates membership management, conference registration, electronic mail, and website building software and provides templates, tools, and technical support.  Web-programming and computer language skills are not necessary for this position.  Web page maintenance is currently run by NWSA President Daniel Gavin, who is available to help train and support the incoming Webmaster, as needed for one year. 

      NWSA Webmaster Qualifications

    • NWSA member
    • Has a schedule that allows time to design, post, and maintain website content in a responsive and timely manner. 
    • Ability to initiate and effectively communicate with the NWSA Board. 
    • Interest and ability to create an effective, aesthetically pleasing, and user-friendly website. 
    • Ability to write informative correspondence with clarity, conciseness, and accuracy.  Ability to proofread postings and all correspondences. 
    • Ability to use Microsoft (MS) Excel and Word, Adobe products, website tools, and other software programs, as necessary. 
    • Willingness to obtain feedback on postings. 
    • Good organization skills to maintain the NWSA website filing system. 
    • Interest in and willingness to understand the processes for membership, subscription renewal, conference development, and other aspects of the Association. 
    • Willingness and ability to be a professional voice for the Association by addressing member’s questions, writing, and disseminating updates on the Association’s events, and responding to website-related problems, all in a timely fashion.  
    • Ability to work independently and to initiate questions or tasks. 

    Main Responsibilities/Duties: may change at the Board’s discretion.  

    • Assist members and board with website access, membership renewal, problems, or questions, as needed and as is appropriate.
    • Coordinate with the NWSA Board, specifically with Treasurer, Managing Editor, and Local Conference Planning Committee.
    • Design, post, and maintain website information related to conference, Awards, Student Grant, Membership, and other NWSA activities.
    • Use the website tools to communicate to membership and/or conference participants related to conference regarding Awards, Student Grants, Membership, and other NWSA activities.
    • Design, format, and re-create website pages to make them functional, attractive, informative, current, and accurate.
    • Initiate ideas for improving NWSA functions and processes as they relate to the website
    • Provide website training to board members, if requested.
    • Maintain and monitor access levels (privileges) given to NWSA members.
    • Understand the relationship between NWSA website and search engines; monitor and fix, as needed.
    • Download Membership information annually and provide to Treasurer and/or Membership Committee.   
  • 24 Feb 2023 7:28 PM | Daniel Gavin (Administrator)

    We have extended the abstract deadline to midnight, March 1st!

    The meeting will be hybrid: remote attendance is possible. We now have a lower registration rate for those attending purely remotely.  Though very few of the ca. 85 submitted abstracts as of Feb 24th are planning on presenting remotely, this is currently an option too.  Please consider participating in this opportunity to connect, reconnect, share, and learn at our annual meeting!

  • 13 Feb 2023 2:11 PM | Daniel Gavin (Administrator)

    The Northwest Scientific Association seeks a Chief Editor for Northwest Science, as a paid position at $2,500 per quarterly issue (and occasional special issue). Applications are due March 10th.

      About the Journal

      Northwest Science ranges across the natural sciences in the northwestern United States and western Canada. It is usually published quarterly, in issues averaging about 80 pages among 7 articles and several shorter items, and includes occasional special issues. It has been in publication since 1927.

      Chief Editor Job Details

      The Chief Editor of Northwest Science directs the entire workflow involved with publishing peer-reviewed papers in this multidisciplinary journal. These tasks include:

      • Revitalize the journal, which has seen a fall-off in submissions and publication during the COVID pandemic
      • Oversee  a board of Associate Editors (AE) to ensure that each manuscript receives well-informed reviews that support the Chief Editor’s decisions about publication
      • Assign potentially acceptable manuscripts to AEs with relevant expertise. Invite guest AEs as needed
      • Use the AE and reviewers’ recommendations to render all final decisions on acceptance, revision, and rejection of manuscripts. Write decision letters to corresponding authors
      • Distribute publication agreements to lead author of accepted manuscripts for signature.
      • Track manuscripts using Peer Track software and nudge AEs, reviewers, and authors as needed
      • Oversee and coordinate with the journal’s Managing Editor, whose responsibilities include technical editing, transferring papers to Washington State University Press for formatting and for posting to BioOne, and invoicing authors for page charges 
      • Oversee enhancements to the journal, as well as the journal page on the Northwest Scientific Association (NWSA) website
      • Serve as an ex officio member of the NWSA Board of Directors. The Board meets two or more times per year. The Chief Editor regularly updates the Board on journal activities

      To apply, send a resume and a letter indicating your vision for the journal to

      Dan Gavin  (

      President, Northwest Scientific Association

      Link to a PDF copy of this announcement

      Questions can be directed to Dr. Gavin or to the current Chief Editor, Jessica Halofsky

    • 25 Jan 2023 4:34 PM | Daniel Gavin (Administrator)

      Registration is now open for the 2023 annual meeting of NWSA and AAAS-PD.  See the meeting web pages for lots of updated information.  Only $50 student registration, and $145 for members, which includes an evening social and two poster sessions, five plenary speakers, and fantastic workshops and field trip options.  We are accepting papers across of the sciences and intersection of disciplines.  We have 20-minute time slots for oral presentations and space for several dozen posters, presented on two afternoons. We are looking forward to seeing you at our first in-person meeting in several years.

    • 05 Dec 2022 3:11 PM | Daniel Gavin (Administrator)

      Call for Abstracts for Oral & Poster Presentations at the upcoming



      A Joint Meeting with American Association for the Advancement of Science - Pacific Division and Northwest Lichenologists

      see details on the annual meeting page

    • 13 Nov 2022 10:14 AM | Daniel Gavin (Administrator)

      The Northwest Scientific Association (NWSA) annually awards grants of up to $750 for undergraduate (BA/BS) and up to $1,500 for graduate (MA/MS or PhD) proposals to support student research in the pure and applied sciences in natural resources or related fields.  More detail here.

    • 19 May 2022 12:45 PM | Daniel Gavin (Administrator)

      The Northwest Scientific Association is recruiting applications for the position of Chief Editor of Northwest Science. Northwest Science is a quarterly journal publishing scientific studies representing natural and physical science research conducted in the Pacific Northwest, including Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana, northern California, and western Canada. Northwest Science has been in continuous publication since 1927 and provides an important outlet for scientific work relevant to the Pacific Northwest.

      Link for more details

      Chief Editor

      Basic responsibilities of the Chief Editor include:

      • Oversee workflow involved with publishing approximately six scientific papers per issue (four issues per year), aided by electronic submittal management software

      • Increase and diversify submissions to the journal
      • Recruit Associate Editors as needed
      • Provide a written annual report describing journal status
      • Serve on the NWSA Board of Directors
      • Serve for a three-year, renewable term

      Basic qualifications of the Chief Editor include:

      • An established record of scientific publications
      • A breadth of scientific knowledge
      • Good communication skills
      • Availability to commit roughly 20 hours per month to the journal
      • Appreciation for the value of a regional scientific journal
    • 30 Apr 2022 6:31 PM | Daniel Gavin (Administrator)

      Save the date! The 2023 Annual Meeting will be held at Western Washington University on March 21-24. Workshops and the evening social event will be March 21, the plenaries and special and contributed sessions on March 22 & 23, and field trips on March 24.  The local host committee is co-chaired by Jon Riedel and Leo Bodensteiner.

    • 06 Apr 2022 12:44 AM | Anonymous

      Congratulations to our 2022 NWSA Student Grants winners. 

      We love your NW science! <3

      Our 2022 winners are:

      • Steven Quick, The Evergreen State College
      • Madeleine Lopez, Cal Poly Humboldt
      • Carina Kusaka, Oregon State University
      • Mark Kreider, University of Montana
      • Nathan Stewart, Portland State University

      Find out more information on our Student Grants webpage.

    • 30 Jan 2022 12:46 AM | Anonymous
      Due to the still rising number of CoVid-19 cases in many areas, the local local program committee (with Jeff Kane as local program chair) has decided an in-person meeting should not occur this year and has instead decided to move the meeting to a VIRTUAL format. Abstract submission and registration are open now.
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