The Wildlife Society’s 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 its habitats worldwide.

Your first year membership in the New Mexico Chapter will be free, then $8.00 a year thereafter.
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Quentin Hays is the President of the NM Chapter:  Quentin.Hays@enmu.edu; 575-257-2120

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New Chapter Board Members 2015

February 2015 - Officers/Board Members     New Mexico Chapter of The Wildlife Society  

President Quentin Hays:  Quentin.Hays@enmu.edu; 575-257-2120 (ext. 392)
President-elect Ginny Seamster: seamster@nmsu.edu; 575-646-3294
Secretary Ryan Walker: ryan.walker@state.nm.us; 575-445-2311
Treasurer Dan Collins:  dan_collins@fws.gov; 505-248-6881
Board Members
Kristin Madden: kristin.madden@state.nm.us; 505-476-8161
Krysten Zummo: kzummo11@gmail.com; 575-646-5613
Scott Carleton: carleton@nmsu.edu; 575-646-7196
Past President
James W. Cain, III:  jwcain@nmsu.edu; 575-646-3382




Dec 12 - Fall Newsletter

December 12, 2014 Announcement Call for Proposal for TWS Annual Meeting, Oct 17 - 21, 2015  Winnipeg, Manitoba

December 5, Announcements

November 21, 2014 Announcements
1.Registration information, workshops, and schedule for AZ/NM JAM 2015
2.Secondcall for papers for the 2015 AZ/NM JAM–Submission DeadlineDec15th, 2014
3.Submit nominations for the NM TWS Outstanding Student Award and the Wildlife Professional Award–Due Dec 15th 2014
4.Submit nominations for a position on the NM TWS board by November 30th, 2014
5.Species of Greatest Conservation Need workshop to be held at the JAM-February 5th, 2014
6.Recording for Women of Wildlife conference call available
7.Concept paper regarding applying the North American model to Herpetofauna now available
8.Interior secretary announces sage grouse deal, praises Wyoming conservation efforts
9.Our Highways’ Toll on Wildlife
10.US voters deciding on billions for conservation
11.A fraction of the global military spending could save the planet's biodiversity
12.Miles Moretti: Conserving multiple species at once
13.New Prediction Tool for Birds’ Future Habitat Ranges

October 10, 2014 Announcements

President's Message - James Cain  (Sept 17, 2014) 2014 Summer Newsletter
As most of you know, the NM chapter will be hosting the 2015 Joint Annual Meeting (JAM). The Board has decided to hold the 2015 JAM in Las Cruces at the Hotel Encanto on 5–7 February 2015. It has been a long time since the JAM was held in southern New Mexico, and to my knowledge this is the first time it will be held in Las Cruces. The hotel has given us a great rate on a block of rooms, so be sure to reserve your room early (info on page 2). The Board is in the final stages of selecting a plenary theme and setting up workshops and field trips for the meeting, so keep an eye out for an announcement with this information in the near future. We are also still in need of some assistance with planning and execution of the meeting. If you would like to assist please contact me via email at jwcain@nmsu.edu.
We are currently in the process of revising our professional award nomination process to streamline the procedures. The goal is to make nominating someone less onerous and encourage more nominations of deserving chapter members. We will also be adding a student award this year that will be given out to deserving undergraduate or graduate students. More details will be forthcoming once we have finalized the process.
Some of you may have noticed a recent announcement that was sent out regarding some major changes to the format for the Best Wildlife Presentation Award competition for students at the Joint Annual Meeting (see details later in the newsletter). Dr. Jennifer Frey is leading the effort to increase the rigor, stature, and judging consistency for the best student presentation award. If you know of any students that are planning to present at the 2015 Joint Annual Meeting, please pass along this information and encourage them to apply for the new student paper competition.
The Southwest Section of TWS announced another round of the Wildlife Certification Scholarship Program (http://wildlife.org/SW/scholarships_grants) which covers part of the fees associated with becoming an Associate Wildlife Biologist® or Certified Wildlife Biologist® through TWS Certification Program. I would encourage those NM Chapter members who are also members of the SW Section to apply for the scholarship if they are interested in becoming certified through TWS.
The Board and I are here to serve the chapter and its membership, so feel free to contact me or one of the Board members and let us know how we can be of assistance.
Jimmy Cain
NM-TWS President
NM-TWS Website: http://wildlife.org/NM/
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Rain Harvesting for Wildlife Workshop October 20-22, 2014  pdfs - WaterAgenda     WaterRegister
The Pueblo of Sandia is hosting a hands-on rain catchment for wildlife workshop to give participants knowledge of how to install and utilize rainwater catchments.  Rain catchments can be utilized for wildlife, livestock, farming/AG, and even for your home.
The registration fee is $125.00; this fee will cover lunches, refreshments/snacks/drinks, workshop, and educational materials.  
•    Checks, PO’s, cash and money orders will be accepted
•    Check and cash payments can be made on the first day of the workshop
•    Make checks and money orders payable to: “Pueblo of Sandia”
•    Please send registration form and fee to:
Pueblo of Sandia
Attention: Timothy Smith w/environment department
481 Sandia Loop
Bernalillo, NM 87004
NAME: ______________________     ________________           
TITLE: _________________________________________
ORGANIZATION/TRIBE; ___________________________
ADDRESS: _______________________________________
PHONE: ___________________       
EMAIL: __________________________________________
$ AMOUNT INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION: _______________________

September 17, 2014 Awards  Call for Nominations:  The New Mexico Chapter of The Wildlife Society is soliciting nominations for the Outstanding Student Award and Wildlife Professional Award. These awards will be presented February 6th, 2015 at the Joint Annual Meeting of the New Mexico and Arizona Chapters of The Wildlife Society and the Arizona/New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Please submit nominations by December 15th, 2014 to Quentin Hays, New Mexico Chapter of The Wildlife Society, 709 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, NM, 88345 or electronically to Quentin.Hays@enmu.edu.  Click on this title for information  2014Awards

We are also asking for nominations for students that qualify for a scholarship award, to be awarded February 2015

For students that need help getting to the Joint Annual Meeting see Student Travel Grant Award

To register http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventzilla.net

Arizona and New Mexico Chapters
The Wildlife Society
American Fisheries Society
Hotel Encanto, Las Cruces, New Mexico
February 5 -7, 2015
Room Rates (plus tax) are $ 88 for single or double occupancy
Hotel Reservations:
Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces
705 South Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 88011
or 1-866-383-0443

For Exhibitor-Vendor Information for JAM see 2015Exhibitor-VendorJAM

Best Student Paper Guidelines Wildlife JAM 2015

August 25 board meeting - Planning for JAM (still need help); Chapter T-shirts?; Elections

August 22, 2014 Announcements

June 20, 2014 Announcements
1. Welcoming the Newly Discovered
2. Scientists discover effective way to screen bats in hibernation for white-nose syndrome
3. Obama Administration Unveils Notable Climate Change Plan
4. Share with Wildlife Accepting Project Proposals – Deadline August 1st, 2014
5. Experts Discuss New Climate Change Report
6. Senators want bison declared national mammal
7. Bird conservancy group sues U.S. over 30-year permits to legally kill eagles

May 23, 2014 Announcements

April 28, 2014 Board Meeting Notes

April 24, 2014 Spring Newsletter

April 11, 2014 Announcements

1. Please submit articles for the NM Chapter Newsletter to Ryan Walker by April 21st, 2014
2. Editorial: Doppler radar to alert drivers of wildlife is idea worth watching
3. Fences cause 'ecological meltdown'
4. Series of Bills Threaten Conservation in Kansas
5. Facing Climate Change in Forests and Fields
6. Intermountain West Joint Venture: Request for Proposals for FY 2014 Capacity Grants Applications due May 1st, 2014
7. Wildlife dividend: Guns, ammo have direct connection to conservation
8. Fungal disease fatal to bats spreads to half of US
9. Bureau of Reclamation Seeks Applied Science Project Applicants for Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives – Applications due May 13th, 2014