Join the ACTWS

Membership Benefits

There are many ways that an ACTWS membership can serve you. This is a list of benefits specific to members. If you have ideas on specific membership services you would like to see, please email [email protected].


  • Attend the wildlife professional event of the year for less! Save on annual conference registration.
  • Receive our monthly newsletter direct to your inbox; access old newsletters through our Members’ Area.
  • Register your name on our publicly accessible Speaker’s Bureau database and connect with people who are looking for event speakers or to answer wildlife related questions.
  • Connect with wildlife professionals from Alberta and Canada through information provided in our Members’ Area and various networking events online and in person.
  • Be an associate member of our international parent organization, The Wildlife Society.


  • Join one of our committees and influence wildlife policy issues and research.
  • Read our position statements and replies from governments.
  • Bring our attention to wildlife and habitat issues that are important to you.
  • Nominate people you respect and admire for our professional awards.
  • Apply for a student scholarship or travel grant to attend our annual conference.
  • Work with the Conservation Affairs Committee to represent the ACTWS on wildlife related committees in your area of expertise.


  • Receive first priority to register for our hot-topic webinars. Get exclusive access to recorded webinars that you missed.
  • Read about the ACTWS’ history and provide us with your thoughts on our future.
  • Be eligible for student travel awards alleviating costs associated with traveling to the annual conference.
$ 20
$ 5
One Year
  • Current Students Only

BIPOC Memberships

Black, Indigenous and People of Colour wildlifers can register for a free membership for their first year with the ACTWS.

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.