California North Coast Chapter

About The Wildlife Society

The Wildlife Society (TWS), founded in 1937, 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 to conserve diversity, sustain productivity, and ensure responsible use of wildlife resources for the benefit of society. The Wildlife Society encourages professional growth through certification, peer-review publications, conferences, and working groups.

Society members are dedicated to sustainable management of wildlife resources and their habitats. Ecology is the primary scientific discipline of the wildlife profession, therefore, the interests of the Society embrace the interactions of all organisms with their natural environments. The Society recognizes that humans, as other organisms, have a total dependency upon the environment. It is the Society’s belief also that wildlife, in its myriad forms, is basic to the maintenance of a human culture that provides quality living.

About The Western Section

The Western Section of The Wildlife Society includes over 1000 members from California, Nevada, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands, and consists of ten chapters.

Members of The Western Section communicate through a variety of media. We publish both a quarterly newsletter and Transactions of our Annual Conference. Besides print publications, the Western Section has a number of points of presence on the internet, including:

The Summer 2003 Newsletter is available online
The Western Section Web Site
Links to Officers and Committee Chairs
Membership List
Membership Directory (updated January, 2003)*
The Western Section Listserver (open to all interested readers)
E-mail Group Lists for Boards and Committees, maintained by the Electronics Communication Committee, run through the Section’s web server, (open to board and committee members.)

About The California North Coast Chapter

Last updated: May 10, 2006