Barn swallow



Fawn Capture

©Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

History & Mission

The Wildlife Society (TWS), founded in 1937, is an international non-profit scientific and educational association dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education. Our mission 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 Washington Chapter encourages research and professional growth through grants, workshops, annual meetings, and undergraduate scholarships.

View our bylaws.

Heron with frog

©Danielle Munzing

Leadership & Governance

View a list of our current officers, committee chairs, and regional representatives.

Lady flamm

©Danielle Munzing

Student Chapters

The state of Washington includes two student chapters – the University of Washington Student Chapter and the Washington State University Student Chapter.

Radio Colored Cougar

©Quinault Indian Nation


The Board of WA-TWS believes it is appropriate to clarify existing awards and to institute additional categories of awards to help recognize accomplishments in our field. Not all awards will be given every year; it will depend on nominations from our members. Our goal is to provide additional opportunities to encourage and recognize such achievement.

Townsends vole

©Lower Elwha Klallam-Tribe

Research Grants and Scholarships

Learn more about research grant and scholarship opportunities offered by the WATWS.


©Mike Hall

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you need volunteers? This will be a place that will serve as a posting site for volunteer opportunities. If you have a need for volunteers please contact Suzie Rizor for more information.

Do you want to be a volunteer? Add this page to your bookmarks and check back frequently! This page will contain opportunities posted by those seeking volunteers. Each posting will have all the necessary information for you to connect with each opportunity.