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

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

      Vice President

      Section Representative



      Digital Media Manager

      Board Members at-large

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

Upcoming Events

78th Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference

DATES: April 30 – May 2, 2023

LOCATION: Hershey Lodge – 325 University Dr, Hershey, PA 17033


INFORMATION: The Northeast Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies along with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission will be hosting the 78th Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference from April 30 – May 2, 2023. Learn more here:

Please note, the PA chapter of The Wildlife Society will be hosting our annual meeting during the 78th Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference. You can support PA TWS by visiting us in the exhibitor’s room to buy merch and participate in our raffle or silent auction.

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