The MWG was formed as an outgrowth of the first international symposium on the biology and conservation of martens, sables, and fishers that was convened in Laramie, Wyoming in 1991 (see Buskirk et al. 1991). Since that time, the MWG has organized an international symposium every 4-5 years where members can discuss their concerns and share information about their research programs.

2023 – Aviemore, Scotland

The 8th International Martes Symposium will be held 12-15 September 2023, in Aviemore, Scotland.

2018 – Ashland, Wisconsin, USA

The 7th International Martes Symposium was held the week of 30 July – 4 August, 2018 at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, USA. The theme of the meeting was “The Martes Complex: Does the ecology match the phylogeny?

2014 – Krakow, Poland
Organizing Committee: Izabela Wierzbowska, Andrzej Zalewski, Gilbert Proulx, and Johnny Birks.

2009 – Seattle, Washington, USA
Organizing Committee: Keith Aubry, Bill Zielinski, Marty Raphael, Gilbert Proulx, and Steve Buskirk.

2004 – Lisbon, Portugal
Organizing Committee: Margarida Santos-Reis, Johnny Birks, and John Messenger.

2000 – Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada
Organizing Committee: Dan Harrison, Brian Hern, and Clément Fortin.

1995 – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Organizing Committee: Mike Badry, Harold Bryant, Fred Neumann, Kim Poole, Gilbert Proulx, and Paul Woodard.