Category Archives: National TWS

Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 5650 would dedicate $1.3 billon to state conservation programs

Following the recent recommendations of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources, Congressman Don Young (R-AL) and Congresswomen Debbie Dingell (D-MI) have introduced the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 5650) in the House of Representatives on July 6.

If passed, the legislation would dedicate $1.3 billion in federal funds annually to state conservation programs – a development holding significant promise for funding ODFW and the Oregon Conservation Strategy.



The Wildlife Society provided testimony on the need for improved management of wild horses and burros on public land

John Goodell, Vice-president elect of the Oregon Chapter of TWS, represented the national and state chapter of The Wildlife Society at the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board meeting in Redmond, OR in April.  He testified on behalf of TWS regarding the Society’s stance on the controversial topic of wild horse and burro management on public lands. Click here to read the full article.

Leadership Institute

Hello Wildlifers! Here is a note from National:

TWS is currently accepting applications for its Leadership Institute. The Institute’s goal is to facilitate development of new leaders within TWS and the wildlife profession. The Institute will recruit 10-15 promising early-career professionals for a series of intensive activities and mentoring relationships. The focus will be on exposing the participants to the inner workings of TWS and increasing the number of active leaders in TWS and the wildlife profession. From May until October, participants will engage in a series of activities to develop and expand their leadership skills. Institute members will attend the TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (October 16-21, 2015) and participate in various activities, including mentoring and leadership workshop sessions. The Institute is free, and participants receive free registration and a travel grant for the conference.

Participation in the Institute is geared toward early-career professionals, individuals 2 to 3 years out of school (either undergraduate or graduate school), currently working full-time in a wildlife professional position, and with demonstrated evidence of their leadership potential. Also eligible are more recent graduates who have shown strong evidence of their leadership potential and those who are working while concurrently pursuing a graduate degree. All applicants must be dues-paying members of TWS and a Chapter or Section of TWS. The application deadline is March 27, 2015. Visit for more information (click on ‘Next Generation’).

Please share the attached announcement with your networks. I’m happy to answer any questions folks have about the Institute.




For more information visit National’s website or contact Laura:

Laura Bies
Director of Government Affairs
The Wildlife Society
5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
301.897.9770 x308
301.530.2471 (fax)