About our partners program

Partner support is essential to the advancement of The Wildlife Society, our missions and program initiatives. Their financial contributions allow us to provide better services and unique member benefits ranging from contributed website and magazine content to discounted products and services. They help us progress issues that are vital to the growth of our Society, ensuring that TWS remains the preeminent voice in wildlife science, management and conservation for generations to come. We thank them for their commitment, and encourage you to consider utilizing the many services they provide to members in support of wildlife, the profession and our Society. To learn more about The Wildlife Society’s partners program email Nick Wesdock, Business Relations Manager, at

Wildlife Services

Wildlife Services provides federal leadership and expertise resolving wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist.

As a Strategic Partner of TWS, Wildlife Services is the proud sponsor of our Certified Wildlife Biologist® program. Wildlife Services supports our Annual Conference as a Strategic Partner, offering special sessions such as “Careers with Wildlife Services.” Travel grants for students to attend the conference are also made available through their generous support. Wildlife Services frequently contributes articles to The Wildlife Professional and the TWS website, continuing to demonstrate critical wildlife management program initiatives and sharing those insights with our members.

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 have formed a Strategic Partner relationship to further enhance both organizations’ efforts in support of wildlife education and the development of the next generation of wildlife professionals. The collaboration strives to increase student engagement with TWS through membership and/or annual conference participation, and vice versa. The relationship also ensures a regular cadence of strategic discussions between TWS and NAUFWP, giving them the opportunity to share new perspectives, resources, and ideas that will benefit students and faculty now, and also the future of science-based wildlife conservation and management.


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 Premier Partner of TWS, USFS leads the support of Native American students pursuing wildlife management careers through sponsored summer research internships. This program provides Native American students the opportunity to work side-by-side with wildlife professionals and to gain valuable and practical experience in the field. The Forest Service supports special events such as the Student-Professional Networking Event and “Careers with the U.S. Forest Service” at our Annual Conference. USFS regularly contributes articles that are published in The Wildlife Professional, providing field experience and research to our membership.


U.S. Geological Survey

The USGS serves as the biological research arm of the U.S. Department of the Interior and provides science to help achieve sustainable management and conservation of biological resources. The Ecosystems Mission Area includes programs like the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, and research programs on species management, invasive species, biological threats, and others.

Strengthening the foundation for professional collaboration between TWS an USGS will enable wider and more efficient dissemination of wildlife science and management to the broader scientific community through leveraging the expanded networks of each respective organization. Further, coordinating on the development of enhanced education and training opportunities will promote the development of expertise needed to support future wildlife and biological conservation and research needs.

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 Leading Sponsorship, JHU Press offers members a selection of TWS textbooks and other essential readings for the wildlife profession at discounted prices. They are dedicated to bringing our members the best in texts and reference materials for the wildlife profession, and work closely throughout the year with The Wildlife Society to make these resources available. JHU Press is also an important sponsor of our Annual Conference.

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.

Through partnership, TWS and B&C can help advance policy goals and develop students and the incoming generation of wildlife professionals. The result for TWS members is increased awareness of B&C initiatives and objectives, students trainings and workshops, B&C policy textbook discounts, and more.

Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited is the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. Its mission is to conserve, restore, and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl.

The Wildlife Society’s partnership with DU builds a stronger network of wildlife professionals and conservationists with far-reaching benefits. Together, TWS and DU intend to advance common policy goals; share and disseminate science and best management practices; address recruitment and retention issues; reinforce the value of professional certification; and more.

American Public University

American Public University is known for providing superior and relevant long-distance learning programs. Members of TWS save 5% on more than 200 online programs through APU. Join now to receive the discount. Other benefits include: no application fee, no transfer credit evaluation fee, a University Book Grant that provides ebooks at no charge to students earning undergraduate academic credit, free career coaching and tutoring services. APU offers academic credits that may qualify towards the Associate Wildlife biologist ® qualification.

Visit to learn more about TWS member benefits, the B.S. in Environmental Science and the award winning student chapter of TWS at APU.

Vortex Optics

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The Wildlife Society’s membership represents a unique niche of professionals, outdoor enthusiasts and sports men and women who would be highly inclined to use Vortex products in their work and recreation. Keep an eye out for Vortex products at TWS’ Annual Conference and in communication channels throughout the year.

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TWS thanks our year-round partners for their support of member programs and services.

To learn more about The Wildlife Society’s partner program, contact Nick Wesdock, Business Relations Manager, at