Geographical Location: Western

June 3, 2019

Reno-Tahoe: Two pasts, one future

Registration for The Wildlife Society & American Fisheries Society 2019 Joint Annual Conference is now open! Visit afstws2019.org for more information, or click here to register now! For those not...

May 31, 2019

Learn about the natural history of Catalina Island

The Western Section of The Wildlife Society will co-host a guided workshop on Catalina Island August 5 to 8, 2019. This four-day immersive workshop will introduce participants to the natural...

May 28, 2019

Arizona student chapters JAM out

Below is a summary of recent student chapter activities in Arizona, which was included in the Arizona Chapter of The Wildlife Society’s Spring 2019 newsletter. Arizona State University Student Chapter...

May 23, 2019

Gray whale strandings increase along West Coast

Biologists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are tracking an unusual spike in gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) strandings along the Pacific Coast. Three gray whales have been reported in...

May 15, 2019

Conference registration is now open!

Registration for The Wildlife Society’s 2019 Annual Conference is now open! This year we are headed to Reno, Nevada, Sept. 29-Oct. 3 for the first-ever joint conference with the American...

May 1, 2019

Translocated Nevada hawk moves on to Mexico

As a Wildlife Services airport biologist working at Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada, I recently heard from an enthusiastic birder, Tony Thacker, who had spotted a red-tailed hawk (Buteo...

April 19, 2019

Invasive birds fill critical seed dispersing role in Hawaii

Introduced bird species in Oahu, Hawaii may disperse seeds of native plant species long after the native birds that originally filled these roles are gone. According to new research, these...

April 3, 2019

Fish and wildlife organizations join forces for virtual journal

While they might seem to occupy distinct ecosystems at first glance, fish and wildlife conservation often overlaps. The American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society recently released a virtual journal...

March 21, 2019

WSB: What’s the best way to count elk by air?

Elk (Cervus canadensis) aren’t exactly scarce in Arizona, and over the past century, their numbers have continued to grow. Wildlife managers there never had to get an exact count. Herds...

March 18, 2019

Invasives are the primary cause of global extinctions in past five centuries

Invasive species are either the culprits or the accomplice in the extinction of some 300 species across the planet, according to new research.  “It tells us that we have quite...