Welcome to the South Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society!


  • To develop and promote sound stewardship of wildlife resources and of the environment upon which wildlife and humans depend.
  • To undertake an active role in preventing human-induced environmental degradation.
  • To increase awareness and appreciation of wildlife values.
  • To seek the highest standards in all activities of the wildlife profession.


The South Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society offers a Student Travel Grant to help pay for attending a national or state TWS Annual Conference. The Chapter also offers a Student Membership Sponsorship Grant which will cover student annual dues for membership into TWS if you are a student board member of a Student Chapter of TWS in South Dakota. For more information of how to apply for either grant, click here.


2024 Annual Meeting registration now open, click here.

Now accepting SDTWS Award Nominations

View our most recent newsletter: Summer 2023

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For current information from the Central Mountains and Plains Section of The Wildlife Society visit their website.