The Wildlife Society’s Texas Chapter recognized the Stephen F. Austin State University student chapter of The Wildlife Society as the Student Chapter of the Year.
The university also won its second consecutive Quiz Bowl Championship at the statewide Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society meeting in Corpus Christi in February. Many members of the student chapter also presented research posters and attended workshops at the meeting.
The student chapter was recognized for its leadership, activities and wildlife management and conservation advocacy efforts. The chapter especially made a difference over the past two years by helping gain support among Texas legislators for the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. The bipartisan legislation is meant to make supplemental funds available to states for conservation of wildlife in most need.
“Based on the feedback I received from colleagues attending the meeting, it is clear our students’ success validated the excellence of SFA’s forest wildlife management program,” said Dr. Daniel Scognamillo, SFA associate professor of wildlife ecology and the chapter’s faculty advisor. “Now, the energy and enthusiasm of the chapter is focused on carrying that momentum to the national meeting in Louisville, Kentucky.”