New Policy Resource: Policy Priority Reference Lists

By TWS’ Government Affairs Team

Teal landing on seasonal wetland on Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge Image Credit: Tom Koerner, USFWS

Members of The Wildlife Society can now readily locate published science pertaining to TWS’ ten policy priorities through our new Policy Priority Reference Lists.

The Policy Priority Reference Lists are a resource for wildlife professionals interested in understanding more about a specific policy priority by directing them to published science relevant to the issues. Nearly 500 articles were referenced from TWS peer-reviewed publications – Journal of Wildlife Management, Wildlife Monographs, Wildlife Society Bulletin – and TWS’ Technical Review Series.

“We see these lists as being a go-to resource for anyone researching wildlife policy and wanting to apply science-based solutions to their policy issue; it’s about bringing wildlife science into the conversation,” said Keith Norris, Assistant Director of Government Affairs & Partnerships.

TWS members are encouraged to refer to these lists – and the content of the articles in these lists – when educating decision-makers, the public, and other stakeholders on issues that affect wildlife.

The following Policy Priority Reference Lists are currently available for download:

  • Climate Change and Adaptation
  • Endangered Species Recovery
  • Energy Development and Wildlife
  • Funding for Wildlife Conservation
  • Invasive Species Prevention and Management
  • North American Model and Public Trust Doctrine
  • Strategic Conservation Planning
  • Wetlands Conservation
  • Wildlife Health

The Policy Priority Reference Lists, along with other policy resources, can be accessed at wildlife.org/policy .