Who We Are & What We Do
To inspire and empower wildlife professionals* to engage in science-based management and conservation of wild animals and their habitats.
Wildlife biology professionals, scientists, academics, students, communicators and citizen advocates throughout Alberta and western Canada.
We are a non-profit Chapter of the US-based The Wildlife Society. We have over 400 members and are governed by a volunteer board and coordinated by an executive director.
So much of our work is addressed and accomplished with the help of dedicated members who volunteer their time and expertise to meet our mission. Our active committees are:
- Conservation Affairs
- Education and Information
- Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Learn more about them on our Volunteer Committees page.
ACTWS Speakers Bureau
Provide a database of qualified scientists and managers to speak at an array of events and to groups of all ages. Please see our Speakers Bureau below to find a speaker perfect for your event. If you’re an expert, please sign up for our Bureau in the Members’ Area
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- Animal Behaviour and Communication - Wildlife Ecology - Environmental Consulting - Passive Remote Detection (acoustic monitoring, remote cameras). - Large audio-visual dataset processing. - Ecological sound and photo analysis.
My research and teaching focus on conservation biology, particularly conservation of mammals. I am collaborating with Nature Alberta to determine whether Franklin’s ground squirrel in Alberta is an endangered species. I am also exploring whether it matters how we talk about conservation biology in undergraduate classrooms. I want to know if students feel more empowered to take action if we focus on success stories in conservation rather than just discussing the challenges we face.
Wildlife track identification and interpretation
1972 Start up of Habitat programs in Alberta Fish and Wildlife through to 2010, habitat involvement of Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Alberta until 2012, 1972- 2010 Buck for Wildlife Program as precursor to the delegated authority of the Alberta Conservation Association, Northern River Basins Study 1989-96, Fisheries Management program 1972-2010, FQW Public Information, Education and Licensing Program 1986-1989,
Population ecology of large mammals. Predator-prey dynamics. Carbon sequestration and storage in grazed grasslands. Habitat selection. Harvest policy.