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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.

The Society's Goals

1. Develop and maintain professional standards for wildlife research and management.
2. Enhance knowledge and technical capabilities of wildlife managers.
3. Advance professional stewardship of wildlife resources and their habitats.
4. Advocate the use of sound biological information for wildlife policy decisions.
5. Increase public awareness and appreciation of the wildlife profession.

San Joaquin Valley Chapter Objectives

Seek the highest standards in all activities of the wildlife profession.

Develop and promote sound stewardship of wildlife resources and habitats in the Chapterarea.

Keep Chapter members well informed and provide opportunities for further education.

The San Joaquin Chapter of The Wildlife Society is located in central California. Our chpater includes a diverse array of members ranging from federal and state employees, biological consultants, researchers, students, and citizens with an interest in the natural world around them. Our chapter meets quarterly at various locations throughout the region, with one meeting at the annual TWS Western Section meeting. Our meetings our casual and involve discussions on current environmental issues.

You do not have to be a member of the national organization to join our chapter. Our dues are currently $5 for a full year.

Anyone interested in The San Joaquin Chapter should attend a meeting. If you have any questions, feel free to contact a board member.


Karen Dulik

Christine Van Horn Job

Past President
Julie Vance

Carie Wingert
Christine Van Horn Job

Chapter Rep.
Steve Juarez

Karen Dulik

Karen Dulik

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