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Welcome to the New Jersey Chapter of The Wildlife Society

The mission of the New Jersey Chapter of The Wildlife Society is to foster excellence in wildlife stewardship through science, outreach and education to ensure responsible conservation of wildlife resources.

Consistent with the objectives of The Wildlife Society, the New Jersey Chapter objectives are: to establish and maintain the highest possible professional standards; to develop all phases of wildlife conservation along sound biological lines; and to disseminate information to accomplish these ends.

Check out our Upcoming Meetings and become a member of the New Jersey Chapter by clicking on Membership. Welcome.

The New Jersey Chapter has a Facebook page! Check us out here and be sure to LIKE our page.


The New Jersey Chapter of The Wildlife Society is accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship to a qualified undergraduate student in wildlife or fisheries, or conservation education/communications. Applicants must be New Jersey residents, though students attending school outside New Jersey are eligible. The deadline to submit applications is November 1, 2016. Click here for more details and to download the application.

Elections were held at the spring meeting on April 14, 2016. The new board committee is as follows:

President: Elizabeth Ciuzio Freiday
Vice President: Kelly Triece
Past President: Evan Madlinger
Secretary: Allison Anholt
Treasurer: Mim Dunne
Board Member-at-Large: Brittany Dobryznski
Board Member-at-Large:  Sharon Petzinger
Membership Chair: Kimberly Clapper
Program Chair: Ted Nichols
Social Media Chair: Eden Buenaventura

We have two important committees for which the Chair position is vacant. We are seeking chairpersons for the Elections and Nominations committee and the Legislative Committee. The Elections and Nominations chairperson develops a pool of candidates for future elections and the Legislative chairperson keeps the membership informed of legislative issues that may influence wildlife management in New Jersey. Both of these positions are important to keep the board diverse and relevant, so please reach out to us if you are interested in serving. Networking is the key to career development, so come join our network!