WRP Annual Meeting 2017

Western Regional Panel Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA September 13-15, 2017

Western Regional Panel Annual Meeting – San Diego, CA September 13-15, 2017

The Annual Meeting is hosted by California Department of Fish and Wildlife and California State Lands Commission.  Martha Volkoff (CFW) and Nicole Dobroski (CSLC) will be working closely with the WRP to provide a great meeting.  

The Horton Grand Hotel is the location for the meeting.  The hotel is at 311 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA  92101.

The Horton Grand Hotel is offering WPR meeting participants a rate of $169 plus tax. The hotel will honor state and federal per diem rates with proper identification.
You may book your room online at

Or guests can call the hotel directly at 619.544.1886 and use “Western Regional Panel” as your group code. The last day to book under the group rate is 8/13/2017.

Should you have any questions or difficulties regarding booking a room, please contact WRP Coordinator at

General information
The meeting will be two days of presentations, discussions and the business meeting held on September 13 and 14.  On September 13th participants will learn and participate in a variety of presentations and discussions.  On September 14th, the WRP will hold their business meeting interspersed with a mix of presentations.  On September 15th, participants can enjoy the field trip to local areas exploring regional AIS issues.  The meeting will begin at 8 am adjourn at 5 pm on September 13 and 14. On the 15th, the field trip bus will depart from the hotel at 8 am and return to the hotel by early afternoon. Please plan your flights accordingly to participate and enjoy the entire meeting agenda. 

September weather on the southern Pacific Coast is beautiful with temperatures in the 70s.  However, be sure to pack accordingly and include appropriate footwear and jackets based on the forecast.

Transportation from the Airport
If you are traveling from outside the San Diego, the recommended travel option is to fly into San Diego.  The San Diego International Airport is only 15 minutes from the hotel.  All major airlines serve San Diego with over 15 airlines to meet your traveling needs.
The Horton Grand Hotel is less than 4 miles from the San Diego International Airport. 

Local Area Highlights:
In the historic Gaslamp Quarter, where modern architecture and Victorian-Age buildings stand side-by-side, you’ll discover eclectic galleries, chic boutiques, trendy nightclubs, rooftop bars, gastropubs, craft beer haunts and fine dining restaurants lining the streets.

Draft Agenda
: The agenda at a glance will be as follows
Tuesday September 12, 2017 – TBD – WRP Committees will assemble for pre-panel meetings.
Wednesday September 13, 2017 - 8am to 5pm – The WRP will hold their annual meeting.
Thursday September 14, 2017 - 8am - 5pm – WRP will hold their business meeting as well as relevant presentations.
Friday September 15 – The WRP attendees can attend a field trip to local area to learn about regional AIS issues. Participants will gather at 7:30am at the hotel lobby and return to the hotel in the early afternoon.

Check back with us soon as we continue to finalize the agenda.



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