Welcome to the Tennessee Chapter of The Wildlife Society!

The Wildlife Society, founded in 1937, is the non profit scientific and educational society of nearly 10,000 professionals and students.  Society members are dedicated to sustainable management of wildlife resources and their habitats.  Ecology is the primary scientific discipline of the wildlife profession.  The interests of the Society, therefore, embrace the interactions of all organisms and their natural environments.  The Society recognizes that humans, as other organisms, have a total dependency upon the environment.  It is the Society’s belief also that wildlife in its myriad forms, is basic to the maintenance of a human culture that provides quality living.

The mission of The Wildlife Society is to enhance the ability of wildlife professionals to conserve diversity, sustain productivity, and ensure responsible use of wildlife resources for the benefit of society.

The Society’s goals are to:

  • Develop and maintain professional standards for wildlife research and management.
  • Enhance knowledge and technical capabilities of wildlife managers.
  • Advance professional stewardship of wildlife resources and their habitats.
  • Advocate the use of sound biological information for wildlife policy decisions.
  • Increase public awareness and appreciation of the wildlife profession.

The Tennessee Chapter was chartered of November 15, 1968.

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