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An important letter from our President:   Link to Letter




Applying for TWS Certification (AWB® or CWB®) WorkshopTWS-WS is providing a free online training on applying for The Wildlife Society’s Associate Wildlife Biologist (AWB®) and Certified Wildlife Biologist® (CWB®). This 3-hour workshop includes 2 hours of lecture/discussion, followed by 1 hour of (optional) open channel “office hours” with the instructors Rhys Evans and Jamila Blake. Please see the flier and registration page for more details.

Dates: July 17 OR 18 (you only need to sign up for one day). Times given are in Pacific Time.

In-Person Workshops Postponed Due to Covid19:  In an abundance of caution, we have temporarily paused our in-person workshop planning through the end of 2020 due to Covid19.  In the meantime, we’re working on developing online workshops.  More information coming soon!  Be sure to sign up HERE to receive email updates about upcoming workshops, trainings and Western Section news.


Link to Diversify Wildlife Film  We started this project because as a group we felt that, while the wildlife field has become increasingly diverse over the past few years, we still have a lot of work to do before we are truly diverse and inclusive. Our goal for this film is to show varying perspectives that people have on the wildlife field and the role that diversity plays within it. At the same time, we want to inspire youth to get involved in the wildlife sciences. We want aspiring scientists to be able to watch this film, see themselves potentially doing fieldwork, and be interested in environmental and wildlife issues. For this reason, we thought it would be a great idea to show what people are working on and the interesting wildlife species that they are working with. Our film showcases undergraduate students, graduate students, and professional biologists who represent different ages, genders, ethnicities, and life experiences. They also come from different backgrounds and have varied interests in the wildlife field, such as hunting, citizen science, field research, and public outreach or education. But they are all wildlife biologists, and are all passionate about helping the environment and diversifying the wildlife community.

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