November 1 - Join us for a one-day workshop on identification of wetland plants. Learn about the wetland plant communities of Florida, common species within these communities, and general botanical terminology. Then head outdoors to explore North Florida wetlands and get hands-on training. No experience necessary.
The Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society is pleased to announce that Wes Boone of the University of Florida is the 2018 recipient of the Courtney A. Tye Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship, and that Jose Grisales of Florida Atlantic University is the recipient of the 20th annual Greater Everglades Student Memorial Scholarship.
The Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society will hold its annual Spring Meeting at the Planation, 9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL, 34429.
The conference theme is Managing Florida’s Coastal Resources, but papers and posters dealing with any wildlife-related topic are encouraged, including ecology, economics, management, restoration, risk assessment, policy, evolutionary biology, and interdisciplinary projects.
The newest issue of our newsletter is available for download here. Below is an excerpt from the president's message (follow the link for the full message).
In North America, wildlife is considered a public resource, owned by no one. This is one of the two fundamental principles that sets apart wildlife management efforts in the U.S. and Canada from those elsewhere in the world. The other fundamental principle that guides wildlife management here is that wildlife is managed in a way that ensures populations are sustained for future generations. The healthy status of wildlife in North America relative to other countries is widely attributed to adoption of these principles long ago.
This 2-day workshop (October 18-19, 2017) will be taught by Brent Sellers and Greg Hendricks, and will include indoor and outdoor classroom exercises in identification and management of native and invasive grasses in Central Florida.
Please join us in recognizing the recipients of this year's FLTWS student scholarships.
The Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society is pleased to announce that Samantha Baraoidan of the University of Florida is the 2017 recipient of the Courtney A. Tye Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship, and that Alana Boyles of the University of Tampa is the recipient of the 19th annual Greater Everglades Student Memorial Scholarship.
FLTWS members, are you ready to vote in an election completely free of Russian government influence? This is your chance! It is time to elect your board for 2017, and that means a board made up of YOUR peers who represent YOUR interests.
The University of Florida Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society is looking for meat donations for their annual fundraiser, Beast Feast. Beast Feast is a conservation event with a buffet dinner featuring game meat and invasive species, an outdoor-oriented silent auction, raffle, and educational booths. This event funds their chapter, providing them with opportunities to attend conferences, educational trips, and the TWS Southeastern Conclave, a competition where members get to compete with other college chapters in wildlife academics and practical field skills. Beast Feast will be held early February, and officers can travel to pick up any donations prior to the event. All donations are tax deductible and donors will be publicized. If you have any meat or in-kind donations for their event, please contact Vice President Ashley Meade at UFBeastFeast@gmail.com.