Fisheries and Wildlife Club

Joining the Fish and Wildlife Club, comprised of the American Fisheries Society, The Wildlife Society & The Coastal Society Oregon Student Chapters, is a great way to meet fellow professionals and students, learn more about current research, management and important issues, and take part in activities that go beyond the classroom.

Many Corvallis campus students in the Fisheries and Wildlife Department participate in the American Fisheries Society (AFS), The Wildlife Society (TWS) & The Coastal Society (TCS) Oregon Student Chapters, while Ecampus undergraduates participate in their state's chapter of AFS, TWS or TCS. 

Leadership Team 2016, 2017

Benefits of joining the student chapters/sub units

  • Participate in member-only skill building workshops, field trips, and the annual spring break trip.
  • Get reduced prices on member-only skill building workshops, field trips, and the annual spring break trip.
  • Receive rides to off-campus club events.
  • Membership helps the Student Chapter bring in guest speakers for the bi-weekly meetings provide food at select events, and provide other entertainment and community outreach opportunities.

Options for student membership

Option 1

Join only the student chapter for $25.

Option 2

Join one of the national chapters of either AFS, TWS, TCS and dues for student chapter are waived.* You still need to fill out the student chapter membership form.

*TWS - National student membership.

*AFS - National student membership.

*TCS - National student membership.

Regardless of which option you chose, joining one of the state chapters is a great choice because of the workshop, scholarship and networking opportunities. If you are an Ecampus student, we encourage you to join the chapter in your state.

What are the benefits of joining the national and state chapters in addition to the student chapters?

Get all the benefits of joining the student chapter AND:

  • Learn how professional societies operate and partake in their mission to assist in professional development, disseminate fish and wildlife science, and help advocate for the conservation of species and their habitats.
  • Be eligible for national scholarships and awards
  • Receive monthly and quarterly publications.
  • Join a working group such as Student Professional Development or Forestry and Wildlife
  • Apply for professional certification
  • Reduced Annual Meeting registration fees at the National Conferences
  • Get discounts on books, journals and special publications
  • Become part of a community of professionals with common interests.

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National and Oregon Chapter websites

Who we are

We are a professional, non-profit scientific and educational association dedicated to excellence in fisheries and wildlife stewardship through science and education.

Why we are here

  • Our mission is to enhance the ability of undergraduate students to conserve the diversity and sustainability of fish and wildlife resources and their habitats for  long-term public benefit.
  • We do this by involving professional fish and wildlife biologists in sharing essential and practical information on research, policy, skills, and networks related to fish and wildlife.


  • F&W Club was started in the 1940's as the Fin and Antler Club
  • Received Club of the Year Award 2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2007-2008, and 2008-2009
  • Most Interactive Booth Ag Day 2004
  • Most Educational Booth Ag Day 2003
  • E.R. Jackman Team Award 2003 (Natural History Discovery Days)
  • Fundraiser of the Year Award 2003
  • Name changed to AFS/TWS Student Chapters in 2011