Wildlife Enthusiast Magazine honors TWS’ Wini Kessler

Wini Kessler won the highest honor presented by The Wildlife Society, the Aldo Leopold Memorial Award, in 2017. ©TWS

Wildlife Enthusiast Magazine recently became the first organization to officially establish a Hall of Fame to recognize women and their contributions to wildlife conservation. TWS’ own past president, Wini Kessler, was among four women recognized. Kessler, who currently lives in British Columbia, has 40 years of a career in research, education and management. She has held faculty positions at the University of Idaho, Utah State University and the University of Northern British Columbia and has served 21 years with the U.S. Forest Service. Kessler shares the Hall of Fame with professional anglers Secret York and Cheryl Bowden, and Becky Humphries, CEO of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Read detailed bios on these four women featured in the magazine’s Hall of Fame here.