About Us

The Wildlife Society is an international non-profit scientific and educational association dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education. Our mission is to enhance the ability of wildlife professionals and wildlife students to conserve diversity, sustain productivity, and ensure responsible use of wildlife resources and their habitats. The Western Section of The Wildlife Society is comprised of over 1000 wildlife managers, biologists, ecologists, and students from California, Nevada, Hawaii, and Guam all devoted to the sustainable conservation of wildlife in the western United States region. There are 8 geographic area and 7 student Chapters that make up the Western Section.

In order to promote sustainable management of wildlife resources the Western Section hosts numerous workshops for wildlife professionals and students to provide the latest in wildlife techniques and offer specialized training for special status species. Check out all upcoming meetings and workshops on our new events page. In addition the Western Section holds an annual meeting where wildlife professionals, students, and other wildlife enthusiasts share their latest information in the wildlife management field.


Western Section Strategic Plan Review: An Invitation for Members!

The Western Section Executive Board has finalized a member-driven Strategic Plan! Members are now asked to review and provide input on the goals and objectives via a StratPlan 2014 Survey deployed December 10, 2014 through January 10, 2015. The Plan outlines programs and services that support Wildlife Professionals at all levels. Your input as a member, former member, or interested party is welcome as we identify member priorities and needs to help us align tasks and approaches to accomplish goals and objectives.