Image Credit: Ken Lund

©Ken Lund


Image Credit: Mark Spangler

©Mark Spangler


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Image Credit: John and Karen Hollingsworth

©John and Karen Hollingsworth

Conservation Affairs Network

TWS helps wildlife professionals communicate science-based management and conservation information. Since 1972, TWS has tracked wildlife legislation at the federal level, and hired a Policy Director in 1991. Today, we have a Government Affairs and Partnership Program to help provide scientific information to policy-makers, protecting individual biologists from potential conflict of interest. To address important policy issues WITHOUT additional meetings, TWS is developing CAN – a Conservation Affairs Network. CAN engages and unifies the efforts of The Wildlife Society, its 200+ units, and nearly 10,000 members to advance wildlife conservation policy issues at the national, regional, and local levels. CAN operates through Conservation Affairs Committees (CACs) established within TWS Sections and Chapters. CACs identify and address policy priorities within their region, and communicating their activities and policy needs to other CACs and TWS Staff. If you are interested in learning more about CAN, CACs, or TWS’s Government Affairs program, contact Julie Cunningham ( for NWS level information, or Keith Norris ( for The Wildlife Society’s program.