2014 News & Updates Archive

22 December 2014
December Newsletter Published
The December 2014 Newsletter is now available.  Be sure to check out this edition for news on the Annual Meeting, the announcement of candidates for the Minnesota Chapter Board, and a call for nominations for Chapter Awards.
17 December 2014
Registration Open – Minnesota and Wisconsin Joint Annual Meeting
Join us in Duluth February 17-19, 2015 for our Annual Meeting held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Chapter.  For more information visit the Annual Meeting webpage.  Payment is accepted by cash or check (Mail) or credit or debit card (Online).  The deadline to register is January 30.
5 November 2014
October 2014 Newsletter
The latest edition of the Minnesota Chapter Newsletter is now available to access online.  To read the October edition and archived newsletters from past years visit the Newsletter webpage.
Submissions for our next newsletter are due December 1st.  If you have news, updates, job postings, events, or other information to share with the Chapter please contact Newsletter Editor Bailey Petersen.
21 October 2014
Nominations Open for Minnesota TWS Governing Board Candidates
Interested in doing more to conserve our wildlife resources, serve our Chapter members, gain experience on a Governing Board, build relationships with wildlife professionals across MN, beef up that resume, and feel the reward of knowing you’re making a difference?  Then consider running as a candidate in the Feb. 2015 elections for President Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Region 2, 4, and 6 Representatives, contact Past President Jodie Provost by November 15 (jodie.provost@yahoo.com, 218 838-3553).​
28 September 2014
October 19 Copper Bullet Demo at ​Littlefork Gun Club
Join us on Sunday October 19 for our third Copper Bullet Demo where participants can test the performance of copper ammunition provided by MNTWS in their own rifles and shotguns.  For more information check out the event flyer and the Non-Toxic Working Group webpage.
26 September 2014
Nominations Open for Minnesota TWS Awards
Your opportunity is here to nominate a deserving wildlifer, organization, or student who has made a significant contribution to Minnesota’s wildlife and natural resources for one of six awards presented annually by the Minnesota Chapter.​
25 August 2014
Outdoor News Covers the August Copper Bullet Demo
Outdoor News copper bullet article Aug 22, 2014.
21 August 2014
September 7th Copper Bullet Demo at Wild Marsh Sporting Clays in Clear Lake, MN
Our second Copper Bullet Demonstration will be held on September 7th from 10-2 pm at Wild Marsh Sporting Clays in Clear Lake, Minnesota.  This is a great opportunity to compare the performance of copper and lead by firing copper ammunition provided by MNTWS in your own rifle or shotgun.  For more information visit the Non-Toxic Working Group webpage.
15 August 2014
Updated Forest Workshop Agenda and Abstracts
An updated agenda and presentation abstracts for Monday’s Forest Habitat Workshop are now available.  We look forward to seeing many members in attendance at this year’s summer workshop!  All members are also welcome to stay for the Summer Chapter Board Meeting on Tuesday August 19th.
28 July 2014
Forest Workshop Agenda Available
Don’t forget to register for the summer workshop “Minnesota’s Forest Habitats: Managing Across the Forest Continuum”.  A draft agenda is now available.  For more info check out the Workshop page.

24 June 2014
Summer Newsletter Published 
Check out the latest edition of the Minnesota Wildlifer, our quarterly newsletter.
The current edition and an archive of past editions can be found on the Newsletter page.
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5 June 2014
Workshop Registration Open – Minnesota’s Forest Habitats: Managing Across the Forest Continuum
The Minnesota Chapter of The Wildlife Society will be hosting a summer forest workshop on August 18, 2014 at the Long Lake Conservation Center in Palisade, MN with an optional field day on August 19th. The focus of the workshop will be on managing Minnesota’s forest habitats from a landscape perspective where the full continuum of forest types and age classes are considered. The latest research and management options will be discussed.  Cost for MNTWS members is only $15 and includes a catered lunch! For more information visit the workshop page.  In addition, join the MNTWS on Sunday August 17, 2014 for a free Copper Bullet Demonstration Workshop just 40 miles south in Aitkin, MN.
29 May 2014
Chapter to Sponsor MWPARC Annual Meeting
The Minnesota Chapter is an official sponsor of the Midwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Annual Meeting.  The meeting this year will be held August 22-24 in Minnesota focusing on survey and monitoring of amphibians and reptiles in restored habitats.  For more information please visit http://mwparc.org/meetings/2014 or check out the MWPARC Annual Meeting flyer.

15 May 2014
New Website Up and Running
The Minnesota Chapter is transitioning its website from its former location to be hosted by The Wildlife Society (main/international).  This move will include a revamp of the website to match themes consistent across all Wildlife Society chapter and section subunits, as well as TWS.  As part of the move MNTWS welcomes a new webmaster, Lindsey Shartell, who will recreate and maintain the website in its new location.  Many thanks are due to our current webmaster, John Loegering, for maintaining and updating our website for many years.  Feedback on the new website is welcomed from all members.