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About TWS-WS:  The Western Section of The Wildlife Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 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 composed of over 1,000 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.

TWS-WS Events Calendar

  • Career Builder Workshop Series – Monthly, Virtual, Free! Link to more information
  • Hawaii Forest Birds – February 17-20, 2024 in Hawaii Link
  • Mohave Ground Squirrel – March 22-24, 2024 in Ridgecrest (Kern County), CA Link
  • Introduction to Tree Voles – July 26, 2024.  Join us virtually or in Corvallis, OR.  Optional Field Days July 27-28.  Link
  • Women+ in Wildlife (W+oW) Retreat – September 27-29, 2024 
  • Drone Applications for Biologists 2024 – Virtual October 18-19 & November 8. Mentored Field Session in Hawaii (Big Island) October 23-25. Link
  • 72nd Annual Meeting of TWS-WS – February 3-7, 2025 in Visalia, CA.  Call for Papers will open Summer 2024.  Email projectmanager@tws-west.org if you are interested in organizing a special session.

2024-28 TWS Western Section Strategic Plan

In May 2023, the Western Section board met for an entire weekend to review the previous plan and brainstorm ideas for the 2024-28 plan.  The Executive Committee then worked for several months to identify, organize and develop the goals and objectives identified during the strategizing weekend.    Committees identified their vision and goals for the next 5-10 years.  

Now we want your input!  Tell us what you think.

  1. Review the Draft Plan 
  2. And, Comment on the Document

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