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

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.