Welcome to the Iowa Chapter of The Wildlife Society
The Wildlife Society, comprised of professionals, students, and
laypersons committed to wildlife research, education, and conservation, was founded
in 1937 as an international, nonprofit organization. There are 7 North American
regions. Within each region are numerous chapters - at both state and university
levels. For more detailed information regarding the origins of TWS, please refer
to the national site.
Iowa TWS adopts position statement on biofuels energy development
Biofuels are a potentially important renewable energy resource but have the potential to negatively impact wildlife and other natural resources. Iowa TWS recently released a position statement on the impact of biofuels energy development on wildlife. Click the below link to view the full statement.
Iowa TWS awards three wildlife professionals with conservation awards
At the annual Winter Meeting of Iowa TWS, three wildlife professionals were presented with conservation awards. Dr. William R. Clark of Iowa State University and Mark C. Akelson of Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation were awarded the Iowa Conservation Hall of Fame award, the highest award given by Iowa TWS. In addition, Loren Lown of Polk County Conservation was awarded the Iowa Conservation Award of Merit. We congratulate all three individuals and thank them for their efforts to conserve the wildlife resource in Iowa.