Welcome to The Wildlife Society at ESF.
We are affiliated with The Wildlife Society, whose mission is "to represent and serve the professional community of scientists, managers, educators, technicians, planners, and others who work actively to study, manage, and conserve wildlife and habitats worldwide."
We hope to provide a similar type of service here at SUNY ESF by organizing trips to assist and observe field technicians and biologists, holding training sessions, providing opportunities to attend certification workshops, attending professional conferences, resume and interview workshops, arranging for professionals to give talks, and many other things.
Current happenings can be found under the Meeting Minutes tab, and Upcoming Trips will constantly be updated, so check back often.
We are always open to ideas of things to do with our members, so feel free to email us if there's something you would like us to arrange!
Things of Note
We've done a lot this past year and we're planning on staying active! If you're on our listserv then you couldn't be more up to date but it doesn't hurt to look at our Upcoming Happenings on the blog and as always check out our Facebook page periodically for random updates. All are welcome to our meetings so bring a friend for the next one. It's guaranteed to be a good time.
Past events that we have organized include-
Duck banding at Montezuma
Native seed collection at Seneca Meadows
Viewing of the elk rut in Pennsylvania (with PA Game Commission representative)
Deer Distance Sampling at Montezuma
Beech nut collection and beaver dam survey at the Adirondack Ecological Center
Fisher project with NYS DEC
Cornell firearms workshop
Attending the annual national conference of The Wildlife Society
Bioblitz at Clark's Reservation
Waterfowl counts with NYS DEC
Turkey trapping with NYS DEC
Deer tagging with PA Game Commission
Attending the New York State TWS conference
Winter raptor surveys at Montezuma
Volunteering with Page Wildlife Rehabilitation
Visiting Wolf Mountain Nature Center
Attending the Regional Conclave of The Wildlife Society
Hosting a Beast Feast with local wild game meat
Hosting many professional guest speakers
...and many more.