See You at CCWR 2014 this Weekend!

Wildlife Rehabilitation MD Workshop at CCWR 2014

Tomorrow (Friday, Nov 7) will be be hosting a WRMD Workshop at 3:30 at the 20th Annual CCWR Symposium at the beautiful Squaw Creek Resort in Olympic Valley, North Lake Tahoe. We’ll be sharing with you what we have been up to for the past year and all the progress that WRMD has had. We also want to discuss some proposed changes and get your feedback and thoughts about some of the ideas being floated around.

This workshop is all about you and your ideas. We have received some very helpful feedback over the year and we want to discuss those ideas with the group to get a larger consensus on them. We will also have some time to answer your questions and demo some of the features of WRMD that you may not have known about. Bring your laptop or tablet so that you can follow along with us.

We will also have a booth in the exhibitors hall, so please come and visit with us if you are not able to attend our workshop. We’ll be there all weekend to meet with you and answer your questions.

Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation MD at CCWR 2013

This is an hour long introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation MD at the California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators (CCWR) symposium on November 16, 2013. Being only an hour long we had to rush things a bit but we got a lot covered and had some great questions asked. There were many questions concerning sub-permittee/satellite rehabilitators. The basic question from them was, is there a way to use Wildlife Rehabilitation MD with only the animals that they are caring for? Their needs are greater than just an average homecare volunteer because they are acting as if they are a full fledged/permitted rehabilitation clinic. Our biggest concern is with ensuring that individual animals are not duplicated through the entire database between the sub-permittee and their permitted affiliate organization. We are currently investigating ways to resolve this dilemma and trying to keep things simple and easy for all.

Endorsement by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Devin Dombrowski, Nicole Carion and Rachel AvillaOn Saturday November 16th, at the California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators (CCWR) symposium, Nicole Carion of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CADFW) gave a glorifying endorsement of Wildlife Rehabilitation MD at the opening keynote presentation.

Because of her endorsement, the attention and enthusiasm at the symposium was very positive and numerous organizations have shown interest and are preparing to start the new year using Wildlife Rehabilitation MD.

Over the past few months we have been in discussion with Nicole about how WRMD is benefiting the state of California. It’s a bit premature to say, but we are nearly able to say for the first time in the states history, how many animals were cared for in the proceeding year, in real time.

Not only is she is excited by the prospect of receiving the annual reports more timely, but also by the potential of a single data source aggregating the states data and highlighting patterns. The state will soon be able to recognize mortality events, a rise in migratory species and many other previously undetectable wildlife trends.

We are honored by Nicole’s and the Department’s support.

Thank you once again to Nicole Carion and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife!

Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation MD at CCWR 2013

ccwrThe Wild Neighbors Database Project team will be presenting Wildlife Rehabilitation MD at this years California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators Symposium. The symposium is at the Hilton Hotel in Orange County/Costa Mesa on November 15th – 17th.

Our presentation will be on November 16 at 2:40 in the Pacific Ballroom I. Sign up soon to see us there!

Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation MD at CCWR 2012

Devin just delivered an exciting introductory presentation of Wildlife Rehabilitation MD at the California Council for Wildlife Rehabilitators (CCWR) symposium in Tanya Lodge Yosemite to audience of over 150 attendees. Very Exciting! The database was very well received and the audience had some great questions as well. Most of which could be easily answered by showing off another part of the database. Afterwards many people came to Devin asking how they can be involved and offered their help as well. Since that presentation 5 more accounts have registered into Wildlife Rehabilitation MD and are gearing up for 2013!

This demo begins with a 15 minute keynote on the state of record keeping in wildlife rehabilitation. We then demo Wildlife Rehabilitation MD followed by a question / answer segment. There was an issue with the microphone sound quality so apologies for that.

Download the presentation notes.