Show us your Wild LOVE

Get in on the fun and show us your Wild LOVE!

Help us meet our fundraising goal of $10,000!

Each winter, the ACTWS launches an online fundraiser to help us plan the year ahead. Funds raised go towards our diverse programs from webinars and workshops to student awards and more.

Your Supports Matters

The ACTWS is a non-profit organization that relies on the generous and continued support of its members, supporters, and sponsors throughout the year. Our mission is to inspire and empower wildlife professionals to engage in science-based management and conservation of wild animals and their habitats.

To meet this mission, we work everyday to:

Inspire – bringing you webinars, newsletters, and information sharing the latest innovative, influential, and applicable wildlife science to help you advance science-based wildlife management either in your professional or personal lives.

Empower – offering an array of student awards for the next generation of “wildlifers”, sharing a series of virtual workshops to help enhance your skills, and keeping you apprised of opportunities to share your skills and perspectives.

Engage – our annual conference is THE wildlife event of the year where hundreds of wildlife professionals, students, and enthusiasts gather to learn, share, collaborate and advance wildlife and habitat science and management in Alberta. We also engage the broader Alberta public through various outreach events with partners across the province.

This work serves as the foundation of effective wildlife and habitat management in Alberta. Something that each Albertan and all wildlife species benefit from daily.

ALL funds raised during this Wild LOVE campaign go directly towards the above programs and the capacity required to support them.

Ways to Give

Wild LOVE has three ways for you to donate and support the ACTWS.

  1. 50-50 Raffle – you buy raffle tickets and we split the proceeds! Get a head start on your Christmas budget!
  2. Experience Auction – with three great Alberta wilderness experiences to choose from, you’ve got a great weekend ahead in 2023.
  3. Donate – donations to the ACTWS help us continue to support you in the great wildlife conservation work you do.

Go to the Wild Love page to participate and to SHOW US YOUR WILD LOVE.

PO BOX 4990
Edmonton AB
T6E 5G8

Rooted in Wisdom: Deer Aging Techniques

Embark on a journey of precision and insight with the Lethbridge College Wildlife Analytics Lab (WAL) at the ACTWS Conference in Jasper! Join our workshop, ‘Rooted in Wisdom: Deer Aging Techniques‘, to explore the secrets hidden within wildlife teeth. Explore both the field technique of ‘tooth eruption and wear’ and the laboratory marvel of ‘cementum analysis’ – both dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of ungulate ages. Delve into the heart of these techniques, comparing their accuracy and precision, with a revelation of the superior accuracy of cementum analysis. Learn the art of tooth extraction and witness the seamless process of submitting your own wildlife teeth to the WAL for aging through cementum analysis. Elevate your understanding of deer populations and contribute to the advancement of wildlife knowledge and bolster your resume with applied experience. Participants will gain hands-on familiarity with the field technique of jaw aging, and the lab process of tooth extraction, inspection, preparation, and cementum analysis. Join us in Jasper for a transformative experience at the intersection of field expertise and cutting-edge laboratory analysis!

Facilitated by the Wildlife Analytics Lab, Lethbridge College

Cost: $15

Professional refers to someone who works with wildlife and/or their habitats in a professional setting.

In this context, it is not in reference to a legal professional designation.