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.   

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 from 12:00 -1:00 pm ET 

Faces of Outreach

Hosted by the Conservation Education and Outreach Working Group

Most wildlife professionals recognize that outreach is important, whether for reducing human-wildlife conflicts, sharing the newest science, encouraging wise stewardship of natural resources, or creating opportunities for people to explore and connect with nature. But for the professionals highlighted in this webinar, outreach isn’t just a nice touch at the end of a project – it IS the project! “Faces of Outreach” will share brief overviews from 6 outreach professionals, 2 each from extension, state agencies, and non-profit organizations. Then stick with us for the rest of the year as we take a closer look at the methods each of these professionals use to effectively provide outreach about wildlife and natural resources to a diversity of audiences.


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What the “Lacey Act” is and isn’t and how we use it to prevent invasions of Injurious Wildlife

Thursday, March 24, 2022 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

Hosted by the Invasive Species Working Group

Most conservation professionals know what the “Lacey Act” is. Or do you? Since 1900, the “Lacey Act” has been the most widely known conservation law in the United States. It protects native wildlife and plants from trafficking and supports State conservation laws. And you may be surprised that it also protects against the importation of invasive or injurious species. But did you know that there was no law named “the Lacey Act”? Hence, there is a lot of confusion over what the “Lacey Act” is and isn’t. This webinar, presented by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Injurious Wildlife Listing Coordinator, aims to clear that up. By summarizing the history from 1900, you will see how the two provisions diverged. That will segue into showing how the lesser known provision of the law is effective at preventing harmful wildlife species from being imported and causing invasions.

April 2022 – Hosted by the  International Wildlife Management Working Group

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Past Webinars

January 2022 – Irreplaceable Conservation Funding: A Primer on the Wildlife Restoration Act

The Wildlife Restoration Act is the backbone of wildlife funding in the United States and has been for almost a century, but many wildlife professionals don’t understand its intricacies. If Wildlifers better understand this landmark law, then they can be active advocates as challenges arise, therefore the Hunting, Trapping, and Conservation Working group invites everyone to learn more about this keystone legislation and the challenges it faces. This webinar was hosted by – Hunting, Trapping, and Conservation Working Group.

December 2021 – Sustainable Forest Management and Wildlife: Challenges and Opportunities

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. This webinar was hosted by – Forestry and Wildlife Working Group.

November 2021 – 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, from the Renewable Energy Working Group, will touch on some of the issues with finding that balance and present a few examples of approaches being taken.

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