Welcome to the Alabama Chapter of The Wildlife Society

Founded in 1978, the Alabama Chapter of The Wildlife Society (ACTWS) is a professional organization that serves and represents wildlife professionals in all areas of wildlife conservation and resource management. It is dedicated to the scientific conservation of wildlife resources and to furthering the education of those involved with or interested in wildlife conservation. The ACTWS promotes rigorous professional ethics for wildlife scientists and managers, facilitates the exchange of technical information, and works to influence legislation impacting wildlife resources.

Alabama Chapter Goals

  • Develop and maintain professional standards for wildlife research and management.
  • Enhance knowledge and technical capabilities of wildlife managers.
  • Advance professional stewardship of wildlife resources and their habitats.
  • Advocate the use of sound biological information for wildlife policy decisions.
  • Increase public awareness and appreciation of the wildlife profession.


SAVE THE DATE: The 2024 ACTWS Annual Conference will take place in Millbrook, AL, in July.


Join us for our Annual Conference – Registration Required

Conference – 12:00 Tuesday, July 23 – 12:00 Thursday, July 25, 2024

@ the Alabama NaturePlex, Lanark, 3050 Lanark Road, Millbrook, AL 36054, https://www.alabamawildlife.org/natureplex/ [alabamawildlife.org]

Social – Tuesday, July 23 @ the Montgomery MiLB Biscuits vs Mississippi Braves – Whistlestop Pavilion Buffet Dinner

(Montgomery Riverwalk Stadium, 200 Coosa Street, Montgomery Biscuits | MiLB.com [milb.com]) – $10 cost. 

Registration Information – REGISTER HERE [eventbrite.com]. Early registration ends June 28 and registration closes July 19. 

Early registration includes a t-shirt.  Registration includes a luncheon on Wednesday.  Registration includes an Awards Social on Wednesday after the meeting adjourns.

Abstract Submission (Oral and Poster Presentations) and Travel Grant Application – Deadline = June 10

Submit abstract and/or apply for a travel grant here. [docs.google.com]

See attached abstract format

Officer Nominations – Deadline = June 30

At the annual conference we will elect new officers for the Calendar Year 2025 season. 

Nominations are needed for the positions of President Elect, Southeastern Section Representative and At Large Board Member. 

Nominations are made using this link: https://forms.gle/gaWYKTLhxVCv8sar5 [forms.gle]. Nominations must be made by June 30.  You must be a member of the Alabama Chapter to vote in the election and to run for office.

Award Nominations – Deadline = June 30

Nominations for Biologist of the Year and Lifetime Achievement awards are made by using the attached guidelines and sending an email to jefbaker@southernco.com by June 30.  Please nominate your fellow chapter members for these prestigious awards. Full details on the Awards Page.

Silent Auction and Sponsorships – For our annual fundraiser, we’ll hold a silent auction and we also need conference sponsors.  Please bring silent auction items to the conference. If your organization would like to sponsor the annual conference, please reach out to alabamatws@gmail.com for information.

Lodging – We recommend booking a room early if you plan to attend the Biscuits Ballgame social. Rooms near the stadium include the Embassy Suites (Embassy Suites By Hilton Hotel Montgomery-Conference Center – Guest Reservations [guestreservations.com]) and Doubletree (DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Montgomery Downtown [hilton.com]). Some of you may prefer to book a room closer to the meeting venue in Millbrook. Hotels near Lanark include Hampton [hilton.com] and Holiday Inn Express [ihg.com].

Membership –Join the Alabama Chapter when you register or by visiting https://wildlife.org/alabama/ [wildlife.org].

View the Alabama updates in the Southeastern Section’s most recent newsletter: October 2023

For current information from the Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society, visit their website.