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SOUTHEASTERN SECTION TWS FIELD COURSE 

Once again, the Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society will host a Wildlife and Forestry Field Techniques Course during the Summer Term. This year, our course will be held in collaboration with the Northeast Section of TWS field course.

The course will be taught June 12–25, 2023 and hosted by the Jones Center at Ichauway (http://www.jonesctr.org/) in Newton, Georgia. The Jones Center is a 29,000-acre working forest managed for longleaf pine, northern bobwhite, and numerous plant and animal species native to the Southeast. The purpose of this course is to offer a field experience that covers numerous topics, including hands-on learning in capture, handling, and tracking wildlife (e.g., birds, small mammals, bats, meso-mammals, amphibians, reptiles), species identification, and assessing wildlife-habitat relationships. Additionally, we plan to offer exposure to firearms, equipment operation, plant ID, and prescribed fire. All are important skills for any wildlife biologist, manager, or natural resource specialist.

The course is open to undergraduate and graduate students from any college or university, or recent (≤ 3 years) graduates who have already completed a degree and are looking to gain field skills. Students should be majoring in a natural resource program and have completed at least 8 credit hours of their core curriculum (e.g., natural resources, biology, wildlife, ecology, forestry). This course will be filled on a first-come first-served basis up to a maximum of 20 students.

The cost is $1,200 and will include instruction, food, housing, material and equipment, on-site transportation, tuition, and 3 hours of college credit that may qualify as elective credits in a student’s program of study.

Please contact Dr. Daniel Greene (dgreene.tws@gmail.com) for more information.

NEW SETWS EMAIL ADDRESS

The SETWS email address has been changed to setws.news@gmail.com. SETWS newsletters and other Section emails will be sent from this email address to current members.


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