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Welcome to the Central Mountains & Plains Section of The Wildlife Society



The Central Mountains & Plains Section (CMPS) is a strong and effective voice of wildlife science, conservation, and management for the seven states of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.


To inspire, empower, and enable wildlife professionals in the CMPS region to sustain populations and habitats through science-based management and conservation.


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Here are highlights of what the CMPS Board and Committees have been working on:
  • Facilitated connections between State Chapter Leadership and Conservation Affairs Network Reps within CMPS to discover shared priorities & challenges (Coordinated by Daly Edmunds, CMPS Board Member At-Large)
  • Continued Bylaws revision, including consideration of a new structure to more effectively include all seven State Chapters
  • Drafted information for a Board position description as part of the CMPS Operations Manual development to help onboard new officers
  • Awarded Wayne Sandfort Student Travel Grant Applications

Save the Dates:

ColoradoFebruary 7-9PuebloPathways to Success: Conserving At-Risk Wildlife in the American Westhttps://wildlife.org/colorado/meetings/annual-meeting/
KansasFebruary 8-9ManhattanWater on the Plains: Conservation, Innovation, and Equityhttp://www.kansasnrc.org/
NebraskaFebruary 27-29KearneyCollaborative Conservationhttps://wildlife.org/nebraska/annual-meeting/
North DakotaFebruary 7-9Mandan“Heroes, Villains, and Victims” The Human Dimension of Wildlife Managementhttps://ndctws.org/information
South DakotaMarch 20-22Rapid CityConservation at Scalehttps://wildlife.org/south-dakota-chapter/
UtahMarch 13-15KanabPartnerships: Managing Wildlife Better Togetherhttps://sites.google.com/uttws.com/utah/annual-meeting
WyomingApril 9-11CodyWildlife Conservation in a Changing Worldhttps://www.wildlifewyoming.org/annualconference

CMPS’ 2024 Annual Meeting will be combined with South Dakota Chapter of TWS. State Chapters of TWS within CMPS Annual Meetings February – April 2024 (downloadable pdf)

Latest Newsletter and News

Fall/Winter 2023 Newsletter

CMPS Board Member At-Large Rick Warhurst receives the 2023 TWS Distinguished Service Award. Read all about it in the TWS news article.


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Past and Present Presidents attending the CMPS meeting in Sheridan, Wyoming, August 27, 2014.
Past and Present Presidents attending the CMPS meeting in Sheridan, Wyoming, August 27, 2014.