The Alaska Chapter is committed to recognizing the hard-working professionals that have had an outsized impact on wildlife management and conservation in Alaska. Central to this commitment is detailing the history of the wildlife profession in Alaska and celebrating those that have paved the way for the present and future generation of wildlife professionals.

One of the ways in which we document our history is through the COWCH Project: Celebrating Our Wildlife Conservation Heritage. As part of this project, the Alaska Chapter and others in The Wildlife Society are recording interviews with influential wildlife biologists, educators, managers, and other pioneers who have made a significant contribution to wildlife conservation in Alaska. The COWCH project was established to document the history and evolution of our profession by interviewing the people who were around when it all started.

We have highlighted a few interviews and tributes below. You can access all of the COWCH content on our YouTube channel.


Tributes to Alaskan Wildlifers and Friends

December 21, 2008

February 13, 2009

June 21, 2009

July 26, 2010

October 5, 2016

The Alaska Chapter of The Wildlife Society is a non-profit organization of professional wildlife biologists dedicated to excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education.