Governance

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Certification Review Board

TWS’ Certification Review Board (CRB) is comprised of at least 5 members, chosen to provide equitable representation of The Wildlife Society Sections and professional disciplines. The Board evaluates each AWB® and CWB® application to determine if an applicant meets the rigorous education, experience, and ethical requirements.  Information on Certification Program administration, operations, program requirements, and appeal procedures can be found in the CRB Policies and Procedures Manual (PDF download).

Scott Lerich (Chair)
National Wild Turkey Federation
La Luz, NM
Term expires: October, 2017 (2nd term)

Timothy Van Deelen
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Madison, WI
Term expires: October, 2018 (2nd term)

Barbara Hill
Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service (Retired)
Lake Oswego, OR
Term expires: October, 2018 (1st term)

Rhys Evans
United States Air Force
Lompoc, CA
Term expires: October, 2019 (1st term)

Steven Castleberry
University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Term expires: October, 2019 (1st term)

Code of Ethics Violation

Censure and suspension or revocation of certification for violation of the Code of Ethics as prescribed by The Wildlife Society is a serious matter that reflects unfavorably on the entire profession. Considerable effort must be expended to ensure equitable treatment of all concerned.

The Wildlife Society assumes no liability for charges of misconduct filed by or against an Associate or Certified Wildlife Biologist® and the Society provides no financial or legal assistance to either the person(s) bringing a charge of misconduct or the individual charged with misconduct. The following procedure below is to be followed unless changed by TWS membership bylaws.

Download the Code of Ethics Violation Procedure (PDF)