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Professional Organizations

Ecological Society of America: ESA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915 to improve communication among ecologists, raise public awareness of the importance of ecology, and influence environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy makers.

American Fisheries Society is the world's oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources.

Society of American Forestersis the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. Founded in 1900, it is the largest professional society for foresters in the world. SAF aims to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry; to enhance the competency of its

members; to establish professional excellence; and to use the knowledge, skills, and conservation ethic of the profession to ensure the continued health and use of forest ecosystems. SAF members include natural resource professionals in public and private settings, researchers, CEOs, administrators, educators, and students.

Society for Range Management is the professional scientific society and conservation organization whose members are concerned with studying, conserving, managing, and sustaining the varied resources of the rangelands that comprise nearly half the land in the world. Established in 1948, SRM has more than 4,000 members in 48 countries, including many developing nations.

American Geophysical Union is dedicated to the furtherance of the geophysical sciences through the individual efforts of its members and in cooperation with other national and international scientific organizations.

Wildlife Society: The Wildlife Society is a professional international nonprofit scientific and educational association dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education. Its mission is to enhance the ability of wildlife professionals to conserve diversity, sustain productivity, and ensure responsible use of wildlife resources for the benefit of society.

The Wildlife Society encourages professional growth through certification, peer-reviewed publications, conferences, and working groups.

American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in community planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing the tools and support necessary to meet the challenges of growth and change.

Association of American Geographers is a nonprofit scientific and educational society founded in 1904. For 100 years, the AAG has contributed to the advancement of geography.

International Association for Society and Natural Resources is an interdisciplinary professional association open to individuals who bring a variety of social science and natural science backgrounds to bear on research pertaining to the environment and natural resource issues.

National Recreation and Park Association is the leading advocacy organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks and recreation opportunities.