Virtual Professional Development
Support wildlife professionals, make connections, and discover something new. The Wildlife Society’s monthly webinar series brings you the latest in wildlife science, conservation, and management. Each webinar is supported by TWS Working Groups to ensure that you stay current on new science-based research, techniques, and tools from experts in the field.
Join us each month as we explore the hottest topics in wildlife conservation. Each webinar is hosted through Zoom. Register in advance through the links below.
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
The Intersection of Climate Change, Renewable Energy, and Wildlife Conservation
The world science community is now at near unanimity in the call for action with regard to climate change. In the United States the call has varied from administration to administration with the current administration providing the strongest commitment yet to combat the impacts of climate change, lessen carbon emissions and provide a vision of growth in renewables. That growth means a much larger footprint for solar, wind, and biofuels, among other energy sources, which intensifies the need to manage impacts to ecosystems and wildlife. There will be trade-offs but we need to find the best balance possible. This webinar will touch on some of the issues with finding that balance and present a few examples of approaches being taken.
Sustainable Forest Management and Wildlife: Challenges and Opportunities
Thursday, December 16, 2021 1:00 -2:00 pm ET
Hosted by the Forestry and Wildlife Working Group
Sustainable forest management seeks to balance timber production with the many non-timber benefits provided by forests. One of the biggest concerns is maintaining robust wildlife populations and communities on forested landscapes. Using forest management practices to conserve wildlife habitat on managed forests requires understanding and knowledge transfer between foresters and wildlife managers, as well as a commitment to working together. This webinar will feature three fantastic speakers discussing some of the challenges, opportunities, and successes that can occur when wildlife and forest management professionals engage with the common goal of wildlife and biodiversity conservation.
January 2021 – Hosted by the Hunting, Trapping, and Conservation Working Group
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Are you a Certified Wildlife Biologist®? All monthly webinars are pre-approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The Wildlife Society will allow a maximum of 2 CEUs in Category I of the CWB® Renewal/Professional Development Certificate Program for participation in this webinar.
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October 2021 – Understanding and Addressing Needs of Wildlife Professionals through Targeted Discussions and Skills Workshops in Nutritional Ecology
Ever wonder what a nutritional ecologist does? Here’s your chance to learn. Panelists from the Nutritional Ecology Working Group of The Wildlife Society lead a discussion on activities and accomplishments of the NEWG since its inception in 2019. The first panelist spoke about a recent skills workshop developed by NEWG members on measuring forage quality and quantity for herbivores that included a mix of lectures, hands-on exercises in the laboratory and in the field, and interactive group problem solving sessions. The second panelist spoke about efforts of the NEWG to better understand the needs of students, academics, and agency biologists as they pertain to nutritional ecology. We hope you will share with us questions you have regarding wildlife nutrition with the Nutritional Ecology Working Group , so that along with previous efforts, we can determine priorities for the working group moving forward.
September 2021 – One Health for Wildlife
No prior disease experience necessary! One Health is a concept that explores the interconnectedness of human and animal health with that of our shared ecosystem so it’s appropriate for all wildlifers. In some situations, these close connections can promote disease transmission events across unrelated species. This webinar will provide a background on One Health so you can see how your work may fit in or build on that idea. Our speakers come from a variety of levels: professional, post-doctoral researcher, and grad student with examples of how they approach One Health in their own work. Check out the Wildlife Disease Working Group for more information on “One Health for Wildlife” and other disease and health related issues of wildlife.
July 2021 – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – TWS Vision
In June 2021, The Wildlife Society Council approved a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Vision document to help shape and guide TWS operations. The document was created through a highly collaborative process with TWS members, staff, organization units and Council. This webinar will discuss the development and implementation of TWS’ DEI Vision, current and future DEI efforts, and a panel discussion with TWS leaders. The Wildlife Society is excited for the upcoming opportunities for engagement with TWS members, Council members, staff, and the conservation community.
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