FLTWS members, are you ready to vote in an election where all of the candidates are awesome? This is your chance! It is time to elect your board for 2019, and that means a board made up of YOUR peers who represent YOUR interests.
Join us for the annual Spring Meeting of the Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society. The Meeting will include a symposium, business meeting, plenary session, technical sessions, poster session, networking social, fireside chat, bingo for students, banquet dinner, awards ceremony, field trips, and a workshop.
The University of Florida's Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society is holding their 36th Annual Beast Feast this Saturday, February 23rd at Cypress and Grove Brewing Company in Gainesville, FL. The event is an all-you-can-eat, buffet-style wild game dinner, featuring species such as hog, lionfish, python, red stag, and more! This is the club's main source of funding which helps provide UF wildlife ecology students with professional development opportunities. There will be live music, living animals, and educational materials about the benefits of hunting to wildlife and habitat management.
The Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society is seeking applicants for the 2019 'Courtney Tye Graduate Student Memorial Scholarship' ($2,000), the 2019 ‘Greater Everglades Undergraduate Student Memorial Scholarship’ ($1,500), and the all-new 2019 ‘Minority Undergraduate Wildlife Student Scholarship’ ($1,500). The deadline for applications is mid-December, recipients will be contacted in March, and checks will be presented at the annual Spring meeting of the Chapter, April 10-12. Feel free to share the announcements with others who can help spread the word.
November 1 - Join us for a one-day workshop on identification of wetland plants. Learn about the wetland plant communities of Florida, common species within these communities, and general botanical terminology. Then head outdoors to explore North Florida wetlands and get hands-on training. No experience necessary.
The Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society is pleased to announce that Wes Boone of the University of Florida is the 2018 recipient of the Courtney A. Tye Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship, and that Jose Grisales of Florida Atlantic University is the recipient of the 20th annual Greater Everglades Student Memorial Scholarship.
The Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society will hold its annual Spring Meeting at the Planation, 9301 W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL, 34429.
The conference theme is Managing Florida’s Coastal Resources, but papers and posters dealing with any wildlife-related topic are encouraged, including ecology, economics, management, restoration, risk assessment, policy, evolutionary biology, and interdisciplinary projects.
The newest issue of our newsletter is available for download here. Below is an excerpt from the president's message (follow the link for the full message).
In North America, wildlife is considered a public resource, owned by no one. This is one of the two fundamental principles that sets apart wildlife management efforts in the U.S. and Canada from those elsewhere in the world. The other fundamental principle that guides wildlife management here is that wildlife is managed in a way that ensures populations are sustained for future generations. The healthy status of wildlife in North America relative to other countries is widely attributed to adoption of these principles long ago.
This 2-day workshop (October 18-19, 2017) will be taught by Brent Sellers and Greg Hendricks, and will include indoor and outdoor classroom exercises in identification and management of native and invasive grasses in Central Florida.
Please join us in recognizing the recipients of this year's FLTWS student scholarships.
The Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society is pleased to announce that Samantha Baraoidan of the University of Florida is the 2017 recipient of the Courtney A. Tye Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship, and that Alana Boyles of the University of Tampa is the recipient of the 19th annual Greater Everglades Student Memorial Scholarship.