Mission Statement

Goals | Implementation

The Wildlife Society’s California North Coast Chapter (previously known as Humboldt Chapter) is a local association of wildlife professionals in the North Coast region of California. Founded in 1964, the Chapter operates under the auspices of the Western Section and The Society, and allows direct involvement of students and professionals in education, research, and policy development in wildlife biology for the area.

The Chapter’s objectives include:

to seek the highest standard in all activities of the Wildlife Profession;
to develop and promote sound stewardship of wildlife resources and habitats within the chapter area; and
to increase awareness of The Wildlife Society and promote the appreciation of wildlife values through science and education.

The Chapter aims to implement these objectives by:

providing opportunities for liaison between individual members, their administrative and operating Sections, and The Society;
evaluating and responding to the principles involved in proposed or enacted societal actions that could affect wildlife or its habitats;
recognizing and commending outstanding achievement in the wildlife profession;
focusing the aims and objectives of The Society and Western Section upon professional wildlife needs, problems, and events on the local scene; and
encouraging communication between member and non-members to create a climate in which resource management practices will be used effectively.

The California North Coast Chapter of TWS has a highly active membership of students and professionals and has been recognized by both the parent society and section for it’s achievements.  In 1997, the Chapter was presented with the Chapter of the Year Award from The Wildlife Society and received the Western Section’s Chapter of the Year Award in 1998, 2000, and 2001.  The Chapter intends to maintain the enthusiastic participation of its members to better our understanding and stewardship of wildlife resources.