About our partners program
Partner support is essential to the advancement of The Wildlife Society, our missions and program initiatives. Their financial contributions allow us to provide better services and unique member benefits ranging from contributed website and magazine content to discounted products and services. They help us progress issues that are vital to the growth of our Society, ensuring that TWS remains the preeminent voice in wildlife science, management and conservation for generations to come. We thank them for their commitment, and encourage you to consider utilizing the many services they provide to members in support of wildlife, the profession and our Society. To learn more about The Wildlife Society’s partners program email Chuck Shively, Business Solutions and Development Manager, at


 Wildlife Services

Wildlife Services provides federal leadership and expertise resolving wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist.

As a Strategic Partner of TWS, Wildlife Services is the proud sponsor of our Certified Wildlife Biologist® program. Wildlife Services supports our Annual Conference as a Strategic Partner, offering special sessions such as “Careers with Wildlife Services.” Travel grants for students to attend the conference are also made available through their generous support. Wildlife Services frequently contributes articles to The Wildlife Professional and the TWS website, continuing to demonstrate critical wildlife management program initiatives and sharing those insights with our members.

 American Public University

APU is ranked as one of America’s top online learning universities. As a respected higher-learning organization, APU is known for its distinctive strengths in providing superior and relevant distance learning programs to its students.

APU’s Strategic Partner relationship with TWS offers members a tuition discount of 5 percent on particular courses related to environmental and wildlife management as well as courses that can help qualify students to become certified as an Associate Wildlife Biologists®. Through their partnership, TWS members also receive a waiver of transfer credit fees, free career coaching and tutoring, and more. As a Strategic Partner, they demonstrate their commitment to providing platforms for professional development to TWS members and the field.

 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. This is accomplished through the dedicated efforts of more than 9,000 USFWS employees.

As a Strategic Partner, the agency supports TWS publications and communication channels both financially and through contributed content. Regular meetings between USFWS and TWS’ Government Affairs and Partnerships team identify research needs and priorities and support the Service’s conservation work. Natural resources students, particularly those of color or urban background, will benefit from the partner relationship’s emphasis on diversity and education. Once aspect of that focus includes USFWS sponsorship of up to three students for TWS’ Native Student Professional Development Program.

 Bayer Bee Care

As a Strategic Partner and sponsor of our Annual Conference, Bayer Bee Care provides up to 60,000 wildflower packets to TWS members at various events throughout the year at no cost, helping The Wildlife Society foster an innovative conservation program and stimulate an increase in suitable pollinator habitat. Their science-based approach to pollinator conservation is in alignment with the Society’s approach to wildlife conservation efforts.

Bayer Bee Care has been working to promote honey bee health for more than 25 years. The program fosters discussion and sharing of ideas with beekeepers, government agencies and others, provides products to combat bee diseases through an increased focus on research and development, works to develop new technology and support stewardship, and collaborates with universities and researchers to find sustainable solutions for bee health issues. Bayer Bee Care and TWS both recognize that pollinators are essential to agriculture as well as urban and rural landscapes, making these creatures critical to the future of the world’s food supply.



 U.S. Forest Service

The USFS manages and protects our nation’s 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 44 states and Puerto Rico to meet the needs of present and future generations.

As a Premier Partner of TWS, USFS leads the support of Native American students pursuing wildlife management careers through sponsored summer research internships. This program provides Native American students the opportunity to work side-by-side with wildlife professionals and to gain valuable and practical experience in the field. The Forest Service supports special events such as the Student-Professional Networking Event and “Careers with the U.S. Forest Service” at our Annual Conference. USFS regularly contributes articles that are published in The Wildlife Professional, providing field experience and research to our membership.

 Caterpillar, Inc.

Sustainable Development for Caterpillar, Inc. means leveraging technology and innovation to increase efficiency and productivity with less impact on the environment. Caterpillar has been a leader in corporate sustainability initiatives, understanding the benefits of our natural infrastructure and the need to restore and conserve our beaches, marshes, wetlands and forests. TWS members across North America work with Caterpillar products daily in this challenging work.

As a Premier Partner, Caterpillar again demonstrates its commitment to the environment and to communities through its support of The Wildlife Society. Caterpillar will provide support for our Annual Conference and other strategic initiatives which further enable TWS members to connect, interact and work with each other in managing wildlife and habitat conservation.



Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited is a highly respected leader in science-based habitat management and conservation. In the U.S. alone, DU has helped conserve over 13 million acres of wetlands and waterfowl habitat. As a TWS Leading Sponsor the new relationship will help both organizations reach an even greater number of conservationists, scientists and wildlife advocates, both professional and recreational.

Ducks Unlimited supports the TWS Annual Conference as a Leading Sponsor and share valuable information and content with TWS members through contributed articles. The two organizations continue to help each other carry out similar, yet uniquely distinct missions so that they can preserve wetlands, waterfowl and all wildlife and habitats for future generations.


Affinity Sponsors

Johns Hopkins University Press

America’s oldest university press, Johns Hopkins University Press, is a leader and innovator in scholarly publishing since 1878.

Through their Leading Sponsorship, JHU Press offers members a selection of TWS textbooks and other essential readings for the wildlife profession at discounted prices. They are dedicated to bringing our members the best in texts and reference materials for the wildlife profession, and work closely throughout the year with The Wildlife Society to make these resources available. JHU Press is also an important sponsor of our Annual Conference.


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TWS thanks our year-round partners for their support of member programs and services.

To learn more about The Wildlife Society’s partner program, contact Chuck Shively, Development Manager, at