WHO WE ARE
“As members of our profession, we have a responsibility to contribute to the highest thinking in this field.”
-Olaus Murie, 1954, Ethics in Wildlife Management, The Journal of Wildlife Management 18:289
Welcome to the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of The Wildlife Society. 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. The Society’s 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 San Francisco Bay Area Chapter serves eleven counties in Northern California: Sonoma, Marin, Lake, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, and San Francisco.
WHAT WE DO
The Wildlife Society is committed to a world where humans and wildlife co-exist. We work to ensure that wildlife and habitats are conserved through management actions that take into careful consideration relevant scientific information. We create opportunities for this to occur by involving professional wildlife managers, disseminating wildlife science, advocating for effective wildlife policy and law, and building the active support of an informed citizenry. The Bay Area Chapter represents and serves members in the greater Bay Area of northern California.
Founded in 1937, the organization's mission is “To inspire, empower, and enable wildlife professionals to sustain wildlife populations and habitats through science-based management and conservation.”
The members of The Wildlife Society manage, conserve, and study wildlife populations and habitats. They actively manage forests, conserve wetlands, restore endangered species, conserve wildlife on private and public lands, resolve wildlife damage and disease problems, and enhance biological diversity. TWS members are active across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, as well as internationally.
The products of The Wildlife Society include essential, practical, and objective information for wildlife professionals. We provide research, policy information, and practical tools in print and electronic forms, along with vibrant professional networks that allow solutions to wildlife conservation and management challenges to be anchored in science.