Nebraska Chapter: Membership

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What Does it Mean to be a TWS Member?

  • Influencing Legislation and Public Opinion: As a science-based organization that values dialogue over confrontation, TWS has the potential to exert a powerful influence on legislation and other public opinion affecting wildlife.
  • Information Sharing and Communication:  Knowledge is power, and one of the primary functions of scientific and educational organizations is to share information.
  • Participation, Networking, and Professional Development: TWS members represent a broad range of expertise, ranging from wildlife ecology to land use planning to human dimensions to wildlife damage control and beyond.  Our members come from a wide array of organizations including state and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, and colleges and universities.  The Chapter offers support for professional development through its programs, sponsorships, and student-professional workshops.
  • Professional Debate and Collective Problem Solving.
  • Professional Recognition-The Chapter has many awards that honor dedication and excellence in the wildlife profession, including awards for students and scholarships for individuals.
  • Preserving History: TWS has a proud history, including mentors such as Aldo Leopold, J.N. Darling, and Olas Murie.
  • Ethical Codes:  TWS has a code of ethics for certified wildlife biologists that provide a standardized and fair mechanism for assessing individuals.

Membership Benefits and Opportunities

  • Attendance at the Annual Meeting and participation in its associated symposia, workshops, technical papers, banquet, association with professionals and more.
  • Receipt of the quarterly chapter newsletter.
  • The chapter offers research grants, committee activities, fund-raising events, and awards for members and non-members who excel in wildlife conservation/ management.
  • Development of public policy statements based on scientific research to govern management of Nebraska’s wildlife resources.
  • Opportunities to meet and discuss contemporary wildlife management and conservation issues with other wildlife professionals.