PA TWS Chapter

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Chapter of The Wildlife Society!

Our mission is to represent and serve the community of wildlife professionals in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Chartered in 1977, PA TWS exists to serve our devoted network of scientists, managers, educators, technicians, planners, and others who work actively to study, manage, and conserve wildlife and habitats of Pennsylvania.


PA TWS Objectives

(1) to develop and promote sound stewardship of wildlife resources and of the environments upon which wildlife and humans depend

(2) to undertake an active role in preventing human-induced environmental degradation

(3) to increase awareness and appreciation of wildlife values

(4) to seek the highest standards in all activities of the wildlife profession

(5) to serve the specialized needs of Pennsylvania in wildlife resource management

Our parent organization, The Wildlife Society (TWS), was founded in 1937 and is an international non-profit scientific and educational association dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education.

Call for Board Nominations

Being a part of the PA TWS board is a great way to support the chapter, learn more about TWS, and make new connections.  The board is made of a diverse group of members working together.

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the Wildlife Society is currently seeking nominations for the following positions:

President (3 year term as VP/Pres/Past President)

2 Board Members at Large (2 year term)

Newsletter Editor (2 year term)

Membership Coordinator (2 year term)

Please send nominations via email to Learn more about these positions here:

Upcoming Events

Joint meeting of

The Pennsylvania Chapter of The Wildlife Society


The Pennsylvania Biological Survey

March 22-23, 2024

Ramada Hotel & Conference Center – State College, PA

 Plenary theme: Status and Management of PA Species of Greatest Conservation Need

Registration link:

2024 Conference Program:

Quick Links

Fall 2023 Newsletter | Newsletter Info

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