You can't conserve what you haven't got.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas

February 28, 2022

Our Auction page is live!


Stop by and check out some of the great items we have in store for you this year

and make sure to purchase your raffle tickets!

Special thanks to our wonderful sponsors for their generous donations.

Registration is still open and the program for the 2022 meeting is now available.

January 26, 2022

Registration is open! Through February 11th, we are offering early bird registration. $10 off our professional and student pricing. If applicable, please include your annual chapter dues.


But wait... there's more!

The Photo Contest is open for submissions for all UT TWS members. You can enter up to NINE photos.

Let's see what you've got!

January 11, 2022

We're Going Virtual

We're making our annual meeting even easier to attend! With the recent COVID surge, the 2022 annual meeting will now take place online. As disappointed as we are to not be meeting in person yet again, we have already begun planning a virtual experience you will not want to miss. There will be games, giveaways, breakout sessions and more! Details to come.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in our Virtual 2021 Annual Meeting this year. We feel it was a great success, in light of COVID-19 limitations. We hope that next year we will be able to meet face to face!

Congratulations to our 2021 paper and poster winners. and recognize the award winners this year and our newly elected board members.

  • Professional Paper: Simona Picardi

  • Student Paper: Kristin Engebretsen

  • Poster: Cal DeBerard


Congratulations to our 2021 logo redesign winner!

  • Matt Webster


Congratulations to our 2021 student scholarship winners!!!!

  • Megan Kepas (1st)

  • Natahan Floyd (Tie 2nd)

  • Veronica Winter (Tie 2nd)


Congratulations to our 2021 newly elected board members.

  • President Elect: Makeda Hanson

  • Odd-year Board Member: Tal Avgar

Clair L. Huff 4.29.1932 - 12.14.2020

We are deeply saddened to hear of Clair Huff’s passing.

A native of Draper, Clair was a long-time member of TWS and CMPS.

The 2020 Annual Meeting was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Chapter would like to congratulate the award winners this year. They will be recognized at next year’s banquet.

Congratulations to our 2020 award winners.

  • Award of Excellence: Dr. Thomas C. Edwards for his many accomplishments in both research, service, and contributions to wildlife resources, spanning both research and management.

  • Award of Merit: John Luft for his work as manager of GSLEP.

  • Conservation Achievement Award: Miles Moretti for his work as CEO of the Mule Deer Foundation the past 14 years.


Congratulations to our 2020 student scholarship winners!!!!

  • Kristin Engebretsen from USU (1st)

  • Marshall Wolf from USU (2nd)

  • Austin Green from U of U (3rd)

  • Daniel Sallee from BYU (4th)


Congratulations to our 2020 newly elected board members.

  • President: Blair Stringham

  • Treasurer: Jace Taylor

  • Even-year Board Member: Julie Young

  • Secretary: Natasha Hadden

  • Webmaster: Joy Kaseke


We would also like to thank everyone who participated in the online silent auction to help raise funds for next year’s scholarships.

Thank you to everyone that attended the 2019 Utah Chapter of The Wildlife Society Meeting in Springdale.

Congratulations to our 2019 award winners.

  • Award of Excellence: Dr. Terry Messmer

  • Award of Merit: Covy Jones, Mary Pendergast, Kendall Bagley

  • Certificate of Appreciation: Cooper Farr


Congratulations to our 2019 paper and poster winners.

  • Professional Paper : Janice Gardner for Rapid stream-riparian assessment: An effective method for monitoring and assessing stream health

  • Student Paper : Ethan Hammer for Remote camera surveys to inventory and monitor wildlife in Cedar Breaks National Monument

  • Poster:

    • Sydney Lamb (1st) for Bambi, how fat is your mother?

    • Heather Shipp (Tie 2nd) for Monitoring rare plant species and habitat use by ungulates in the Tushar Mountains.

    • Danielle Finlayson (Tie 2nd) for An inventory and assessment of natural springs in Utah’s Great Basin: Factors associated with wildlife diversity.


Congratulations to our 2019 student scholarship winners!!!!

  • Sydney Lamb from BYU ($2,000) for her work on Maternal effects on fawn survival in Northern Utah.

  • Emma Doden from USU ($1,500) for her work on Comparing resident and translocated beaver ecology at stream restoration sites.

  • Hailey Wayment from USU ($1,000) for her work on Greater sage-grouse responses to livestock grazing in semi-arid sagebrush rangelands.


Photo contest winners were:

  • Wildlife: Daniel Kimball

  • Landscape: Jason Wood

  • Biologists at Work: Jason Wood