Meet our sponsors—Part 2!

The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference would not be possible without the support of our sponsors and year-round partners. We’d like to thank our sponsors listed below. Please take a moment to check out all of our sponsors here, and be sure to visit them during the conference to learn about their products, services and efforts! Here’s a list of some of our sponsors and partners.


Camp Fire Conservation Fund

The Camp Fire Conservation Fund is a proud Partner Sponsor of The Wildlife Society’s Leadership Institute Workshop. Since 1977, the fund has supported hundreds of projects throughout the world and looks forward to working with your organization. Please visit to learn more, or if you are interested in a grant request for other conservation-related projects.


Advanced Telemetry Systems, Inc.

Advanced Telemetry Systems offers innovative and reliable wildlife tracking products designed for researchers worldwide. Its product line includes: VHF transmitters, Iridium GPS collars, GPS loggers, VHF receivers/data-loggers, antennas and more.

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

Founded around an Oregon campfire in 2004, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA) is the voice for our wild public lands, waters and wildlife. BHA’s mission seeks to ensure North America’s outdoor heritage of hunting and fishing in a natural setting through education and work on behalf of fish, wildlife and wild places.

Bureau of Land Management

The BLM’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Global Wildlife Resources

Global Wildlife Resources is passionate about teaching wildlife professionals and students the most current, practical, and effective tools and techniques in wildlife chemical capture, while emphasizing the importance of care, compassion and respect for each animal.

Mule Deer Foundation

The mission of the Mule Deer Foundation is to ensure the conservation of mule deer, black-tailed deer and their habitat.

Orion the Hunter’s Institute

Orion the Hunter’s Institute is dedicated to improving the image of hunting with an emphasis on fair chase ethics. The institute hosts intelligent, far-reaching discussions and presentations to cause hunters, non-hunters and all others to closely examine issues that affect the public perception of hunting and its relevance in today’s society.

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Founded more than 38 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of more than 225,000 strong, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) has protected or enhanced nearly 8.4 million acres of wildlife habitat and opened or secured public access to 1.4 million acres. RMEF also works to fund and advocate for science-based resource management and to ensure the future of America’s hunting heritage.

Safari Club International Foundation

Safari Club International Foundation is a nonprofit organization that ensures the future of wildlife through conservation, education and hunting. Its current science-based programs focus on African leopard population research, CWD risk assessment, and large predator management in North America.

Tarleton State University, Department of Wildlife and Natural Resources

Tarleton State University is in the Texas A&M system. The University focuses on undergraduate and master’s level education.

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

The Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership (TRCP) is the country’s largest coalition of hunting, fishing and conservation organizations, outdoor businesses and individuals working to advance proactive conservation solutions in the federal policy arena. With a mission to guarantee all Americans quality places to hunt and fish, the TRCP unites and amplifies the voices of 62 organizational partners and 130,000 individual members in support of policies, programs and funding that conserve fish and wildlife habitat and public access.

Virginia Tech

The faculty, staff and students of the Virginia Tech Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation are passionate about natural resource conservation and management and about making a difference in how our society values sustainable natural resources. Through its commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and engagement they are training the next generation of leaders in natural resource conservation and management and influencing decisions and policy in Virginia, the nation and the world.

Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST)

Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST) provides environmental and statistical consulting services and contract research nationally and internationally for industry, government, and private organizations. WEST offers clients a unique combination of field ecology and statistics to help solve ongoing and contemporary natural resource problems.


Weyerhaeuser manages the most sustainable, versatile resource on earth: forests. They’re experts at using trees to make products people need, and they do it in the right way so our forests will last forever.

Wild Sheep Foundation/Women Hunt

The Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) has a 45-year history of raising and directing more than $145M toward conservation and management of wild sheep, primarily in North America, but also in Central Asia and Europe.

National Wildlife Federation

Uniting All Americans to Ensure Wildlife Thrive in a Rapidly Changing World.


American Public University

American Public University provides superior and relevant long-distance learning programs. TWS members receive a number of year-round benefits from APU, including tuition savings on more than 200 online programs. The university also offers academic credits that may qualify toward the Associate Wildlife Biologist ® certification.

Boone & Crockett Club

As the oldest wildlife conservation organization in North America, the Boone & Crockett Club has yielded substantial political influence for the benefit of wildlife since its founding in 1887. The Club continues that legacy today, advocating for science-based conservation, management, education and more.

Camp Fire Conservation Fund

The Camp Fire Conservation Fund is a proud Partner Sponsor of The Wildlife Society’s Leadership Institute Workshop. Since 1977, the fund has supported hundreds of projects throughout the world and looks forward to working with your organization. Please visit to learn more, or if you are interested in a grant request for other conservation-related projects.

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 partnership with TWS, JHUP offers members a selection of TWS textbooks and other essential readings for the wildlife profession at discounted prices.

National Association of University Fisheries and Wildlife Programs

The mission of the National Association of University Fisheries and Wildlife Programs is to represent, strengthen and advocate for all college and university programs educating fish and wildlife conservation and management professionals. With aligning missions, TWS and NAUFWP work in concert to further enhance both organizations’ efforts in support of wildlife education and the development of the next generation of wildlife professionals.

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 partner of TWS, USFS leads the support of Native American students pursuing wildlife management careers through sponsored summer research internships, and supports special events such as the Student-Professional Networking Event and “Careers with Federal Agencies” at the conference.

USDA APHIS Wildlife Services

Wildlife Services provides federal leadership and expertise resolving wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist. As a partner, Wildlife Services supports The Wildlife Society’s year round strategic initiatives, including the Annual Conference.

Vortex Optics

American and veteran-owned Vortex Optics designs, engineers, produces and distributes a complete line of premium sport optics, accessories and apparel. Built on over 30 years of experience in the optics industry, Vortex® has emerged as a leader in the optics market.

Ducks Unlimited

Through its mission, DU “conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.”

U.S. Geological Survey

The partnership between USGS and TWS support common interests in achieving sustainable, science-based management and conservation of biological resources in wild and urban spaces through professional collaboration, promotion of professional development opportunities, and cultivation of the next generation of wildlife professionals.

Header Image: A number of sponsors will help make The Wildlife Society’s upcoming annual conference in Spokane, Washington possible. Credit: Visit Spokane