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Welcome to The Fisheries and Wildlife Club!

We are a peer-elected, nonprofit OSU student group dedicated to the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students interested in fisheries, wildlife, or conservation fields. Our mission is to enhance the ability of undergraduate students to conserve the diversity and sustainability of fisheries and wildlife resources and their habitats, for long  term public benefit.

We are the Undergraduate Club of the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences, and the home to the OSU student chapters of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society. 

We host events and field trips that allow students to build skills, network with professionals, learn and apply field techniques, do public outreach, and grow professionally and personally in our field. Throughout the academic year, we hold bimonthly meetings on campus and regularly organize off-campus field trips, including attending the annual Oregon AFS and TWS Chapter conferences. Take a look around our website and visit our About and Upcoming Events page to get involved, learn more about the FW Club, and attend our next meeting.

Who Joins the Fisheries and Wildlife Club?

Members of the Student Chapters are motivated by a diverse set of values, but all share a strong interest in fish and wildlife and their habitats, a love for the outdoors, and a deeply rooted sense of value of natural resources and their conservation. Both undergraduate and graduate students at any OSU campus – including Ecampus – are welcome to join.

How can Ecampus students get involved? 

We value involvement from Ecampus students and we strive to host meetings and events that can be participated in virtually. We’ve hosted BioBlitzes, virtual workshops on Fish Printing, journal clubs, and a virtual herbarium mounting class, for example. All guest speaker events are hosted in a hybrid format. One of our Club leadership positions is the “Ecampus Liaison” – this leader helps plan Club events and communications specifically for our Ecampus members. 

Benefits of Joining

We create opportunities by involving professional fish and wildlife biologist to share essential and practical information on research policy, skills, tools, and networks related to fish and wildlife. We also teach, learn, support, build resumes, network for jobs, share class tips, and explore careers among our members. Below are just some of the great opportunities we’ve had recently for our members:

  • Tours of Oregon Research and Hatchery Center and Hatfield Marine Science Center. At the ORHC, Students gained hands on experience on E-fishing, seining, pit-tagging, fish identification, and more!
  • Spring Break Trip to tour multiple fishery and wildlife facilities in Southern Oregon
  • Multiple workshops, including learning the basics of R studio, elk tracking and capture, fish printing, birding, and more!

Also, if you are already a student member of The Wildlife Society or the American Fisheries Society, your membership to the Fisheries and Wildlife Club is free! See the Membership page for details.

How to get Involved

Join the club!

The student chapters are open to all Oregon University System students! We operate primarily out of OSU, but welcome students in any location, including Ecampus. As a member, you will be able to attend our bi-weekly meetings and special lectures. You’ll also have many opportunities to participate in volunteer events and educational trips around the state of Oregon. Visit our Membership page to sign up!

Still want more?

Run for election to one of our leadership positions! Elections are held annually in the spring term. Information about running for leadership positions can be found within the Upcoming Events page this spring and keep keep an eye out for election details via email. Want to know more? Email our current Leadership team and ask them what they think about their position over the last year!

Club History

  • The F&W Club was established in the  1940’s as the Fin and Antler Club
  • Received OSU Club of the Year Award 2001-02, 2003-04, 2007-08, and 2008-09
  • E.R. Jackman Team Award – 2003 (Natural History Discovery Days)
  • Most Educational Booth Ag Day – 2003
  • Fundraiser of the Year Award – 2003
  • Most Interactive Booth Ag Day – 2004
  • Name Change to AFS/TWS Student Chapters in 2011
  • Name Change to The Fisheries and Wildlife Club in 2016

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