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.


 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. This is accomplished through the dedicated efforts of more than 9,000 USFWS employees.

As a Strategic Partner, the agency supports TWS publications and communication channels both financially and through contributed content. Regular meetings between USFWS and TWS’ Government Affairs and Partnerships team identify research needs and priorities and support the Service’s conservation work. Natural resources students, particularly those of color or urban background, will benefit from the partner relationship’s emphasis on diversity and education. Once aspect of that focus includes USFWS sponsorship of up to three students for TWS’ Native Student Professional Development Program.

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.


Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land  Management’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The BLM administers nearly 250 million acres of public lands in the United States,  constituting one-eighth of the landmass of the country.

As a Premier Partner of TWS, the Bureau of Land Management is the proud sponsor of the Partner web page which provides more information and BLM career opportunities. The BLM also supports our Annual Conference, offering special sessions such as “Careers with the Bureau of Land Management,” as well as TWS publications and communication channels. Through contributed content to The Wildlife Professional and, the BLM is able to share its wildlife management program initiatives and insights with TWS members and thousands of social media followers.


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.

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.

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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