October, 2012

2012 Wildfire Season Prompts Discussions of Policy Changes

So far this year, wildfires have burned almost 9 million acres and destroyed over 4000 structures (many of them homes) across the United States, amid warnings from climate scientists that fire frequency will increase in the [...]

Aldo Leopold Winner Announced

Following Aldo Leopold’s death in April 1948, The Wildlife Society established an award medal in his memory to recognize individuals who have demonstrated “distinguished services of undoubted significance to the cause of wildlife conservation.” It is [...]

Annual Conference News

Sweet Success on our 75th Anniversary With more than 1,900 attendees, The Wildlife Society Annual Conference was one of the largest in terms of attendees in its 19-year history.  In terms of content, it was the largest [...]

TWS Awards

TWS was proud to honor many distinguished members during the 19th Annual Conference. Our congratulations to this year’s award winners! Student Chapter of the Year Presented to the outstanding student chapter to encourage and recognize exceptional achievements. [...]

TWS Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

As part of our 75th Anniversary celebration, each issue of The Wildlifer features articles on the history of the Society. TWS President Paul Krausman sent me a note he received from Past President Bill Crawford. Bill sent [...]

Council Meeting Highlights

TWS Council met October 11-13, 2012 during the 19th Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon. In addition to many discussions Council took the following actions: Council approved the following three Technical Reviews for publication and distribution: The North [...]

News from Headquarters

Now Available: The Newly Revised Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management The Wildlife Society and Johns Hopkins University Press are pleased to announce the release of the new book Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management, edited by Daniel [...]

Policy News

Department of Energy Urged to Prioritize Sustainable Biomass Production On October 2, TWS and partners sent a letter to Valerie Reed, Acting Director for the U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Program, urging her to consider greater [...]

Related Wildlife News

Ian McTaggart-Cowan: The Legacy of a Pioneering Biologist, Educator and Conservationist This tribute publication to Ian McTaggart-Cowan, the first Canadian President of TWS (1950-51), and recipient of the Aldo Leopold Memorial Medal in 1970, is a [...]

Paying it Forward

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. — Winston Churchill According to Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, a mentor is defined as a “trusted counselor or guide.” Mentors [...]