TWS Mission Statement

•   To promote the conservation of wildlife species and the ecosystem that sustains them.
•   To provide a liaison among individual members, Chapter, Sections, and The Wildlife Society
•   To provide chapter members with a better understanding of the goals of The Wildlife Society
•   To provide opportunities for field related experience or knowledge not available through Missouri Western State University
•   To provide Chapter members with a better understanding of the disciplines of wildlife biology, wildlife management, and conservation biology
•   To promote high standards of scholarship and professionalism and provide for a better understanding of the qualities/ qualifications for which prospective employers are looking.


About TWS:

The Wildlife Society (TWS), founded in 1937, is a professional 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 wildlife Society encourages professional growth through certification, peer-reveiwed publications, conferences, and working groups.

Society members are dedicated to sustainable management of wildlife resources and their habitats. Ecology is the primary scientific discipline of the wildlife profession, therefore, the interests of the Society embrace the interactions of all organisms with 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 Society's Goals:

1.   Develop and maintain professional standards for wildlife research and management
2.   Enhance knowlegde and technical capilities of wildlife managers
3.   Advance professional sterwardship of wildlife resources and their habitats
4.   Advocate the use of sound biological information for wildlife policy decisions
5.   Increase public awareness and appreciation of the wildlife profession


Our Logo:

The Wildlife Society's unique emblem features Egyptian hieroglyphics and depict our broad interest. The literal translation of the hieroglyphics, from top to bottom, is: beasts (mammals), birds, fishes, and flowering plants (vegetation).

How to Join:
•    First come to a meeting and get to know us
•    Contact our Treasurer (Brad Briet ) and pay the dues ($5 for a semester,

      $10 for the Year)
•    Click the link "The Wildlife Society" and become a National member and bring your membership ID
      number to the treasurer.

Hope to see you soon!!

If you have any further Questions or conserns you may contact our Vaculty Advisor: his information is located under neither the contacts tab.