What is the Colorado Chapter of the Wildlife Society?

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The Colorado Chapter of the Wildlife Society was established in 1973 as the state affiliate of the international organization, The Wildlife Society. Its 350 members are educators, students, administrators, research scientists, consultants, resource managers, and wildlife law enforcement officers from all over Colorado. Members of the Colorado Wildlife Society benefit by:

  1. Obtaining updates on current issues, chapter activities, legislative activity, upcoming conferences and workshops, and the latest professional news in our bimonthly newsletter, Wildlife Tracks.
  2. Gaining in-depth exposure to timely wildlife management concerns by attending our Winter Meeting, Summer Meeting (field oriented), and Workshops.
  3. Bringing the combined expertise of the Colorado Chapter membership to bear on wildlife policy issues.
  4. Enhancing their professional growth by serving on a committee, organizing a workshop, presenting a paper or poster at our winter or summer meeting, or serving as an officer or board member.
  5. Increasing their peer network by attending The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference, as well as Colorado Chapter meetings and workshops. You can also keep in touch with other wildlife professionals by subscribing to the TWS-L listserver.

Membership Application See:http://joomla.wildlife.org/Colorado/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=180&Itemid=294

CCTWS Annual Winter Meeting Update
Planning continues for the Chapter Annual Winter Meeting in Colorado Springs next year. The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Colorado Springs. Dates are January 12th – 14th 2005. The meeting topic will be “Fire, Water, & Wildlife in the Urban/Wildland Fringe”. A range of speakers will be talking on these important topics. In addition a poster session is planned as well as the technical session presentations. There are also plans for a workshop and a one day Mountain Lion Management Symposium.

The Mountain Lion Management Symposium will take place on January 12th and will include talks on lion biology, estimating populations via GIS techniques, the role of Lion DAU plans in lion management, CDOW lion safety policy, lion movement patterns in highly fragmented landscapes and finally a panel discussion on lion management issues in Colorado. Make sure to mark your calendars.