Who We Are & What We Do
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
|First Name||Last Name||City||Discipline||Areas of Expertise||Website|
Integrating wildlife diseases & parasites into wildlife management decisions, policies, programs, and activities. Natural history of many things wild.
landscape ecology, conservation biology, conservation and land-use planning, ecosystem services, human-wildlife conflict, species-at-risk, Yellowstone to Yukon region
Wildlife Allocation and Use, Hunting, Management of Game species, forest wildlife ecology; public speaking, human cultural dimensions of wildlife management; Government Policy and Wildlife Management, historical ecology and use of natural foods, Biologist Humour, Cooking game and preparing/eating Wild Foods from around the world. Mostly eating. I’m an expert at eating.
Just Google: ‘Matt Besko Alberta’
parks and protected areas, large carnivore ecology, interdisciplinary research
human-wildlife conflict, large carnivore ecology