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January 9, 2023

Senate to vote on David Bernhardt’s confirmation as Interior Secretary

The Senate has confirmed David Bernhardt as Secretary of the Interior. Bernhardt has been acting in the role since early 2019, when Ryan Zinke, the former secretary, left the administration....

December 1, 2022

TWS updates positions statements on climate change and grazing

The Wildlife Society’s governing Council has recently released updated position statements on two issues of importance to wildlife professionals. The updated position statements on Climate Change, Sustainability, and Wildlife as...

November 23, 2022

BLM prioritizes wildlife migration corridors

In light of climate change and historic drought conditions in the western U.S., the Bureau of Land Management is pledging to prioritize the restoration and conservation of wildlife on public...

October 26, 2022

TWS submits testimony on wild horse and burro management

In written testimony to the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, which met in early October, The Wildlife Society stressed the need for reducing populations of federally managed, free-roaming...

October 4, 2022

Refuge system receives House support for volunteer engagement

On September 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation supporting the National Wildlife Refuge System’s volunteer and community engagement programs.

September 30, 2022

TWS CEO appointed to Federal Advisory Council

The Wildlife Society’s CEO, Ed Arnett, has been appointed an alternate member of the federal Hunting and Wildlife Conservation Council (HWCC). United States Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and...

September 29, 2022

USFWS issues new lead ammunition rules on wildlife refuges

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced 2022-2023 hunting and sport fishing regulations in early September, including new wildlife refuge-specific restrictions on lead ammunition and tackle, and the authorization of...

September 16, 2022

Survey finds strong support for RAWA

A strong majority of Americans from across the political spectrum support the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act, according to a recent survey. The survey found 70% of respondents back the proposed...

September 14, 2022

USFWS proposes an experimental population of Guam kingfisher

The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service plans to develop a nonessential experimental population of Guam kingfisher (Todiramphus cinnamominus) on Palmyra Atoll to assist the USFWS in gathering information necessary for...

September 8, 2022

New policy intern joins TWS government affairs team

The Wildlife Society’s Government Affairs programs welcomes its fall 2022 Joe Burns Memorial Wildlife Policy Intern, Madison Chudzik, to the team at TWS headquarters. Chudzik is a Chicago native who...