The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science, and conserving fisheries resources. The mission of the American Fisheries Society is to improve the conservation and sustainability of fishery resources and aquatic ecosystems by advancing fisheries and aquatic science and promoting the development of fisheries professionals.
AFS activities have included hosting a fishing derby, teaming with the Iowa DNR in sampling efforts, practicing electro fishing and tagging techniques, and organizing the 2nd Annual Midwest Student Fisheries Colloquim.
American Ornithological Society | American Ornithology
The American Ornithological Society (AOS) is an international society devoted to advancing the scientific understanding of birds, enriching ornithology as a profession, and promoting a rigorous scientific basis for the conservation of birds.
Ames Forester is a student-produced publication that documents natural resource research and events.
A club for all students with a common interest in herpetology (Reptiles and Amphibians) to meet, talk, and become involved in herpetology related activities. Some examples of these activities are: herping (hiking for reptiles and amphibians), trips to zoos, reptile and amphibian expos, guest speakers, "show and tell", and hopefully more. This is a great way to learn more about herpetology and connect with other students on campus with common interest.
Arboriculture Club activities have included chain saw classes, tree scaling demonstrations, and networking with urban forestry professionals.
An online resource devoted to North American insects, spiders and their kin, offering identification, images, and information.
Chronic wasting disease, or CWD, is a neurological disease infecting wild white-tailed deer in Iowa and throughout North America. This PDF reviews the most relevant and up-to-date scientific information about the disease and provides recommendations for addressing this emerging challenge in Iowa.
Computer support for desktop computing is provided by dedicated System Support Specialists and a team of intrepid undergraduate students. To find the appropriate System Support Specialist for your department, see the People page. NREM and ENT laptop and projector reservation request Video Equipment Checkout
Ecological Society of America (ESA)
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915 to: promote ecological science by improving communication among ecologists; raise the public’s level of awareness of the importance of ecological science; increase the resources available for the conduct of ecological science; and ensure the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy-makers. Ecology is the scientific discipline that is concerned with the relation
Entomological Society of America | Sharing Insect Science Globally
The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and individuals in related disciplines. Founded in 1889, ESA has more than 7,000 members affiliated with educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government. Members are researchers, teachers, extension service personnel, administrators, marketing representatives, research technicians, consultants, students, pest management professionals, and hobbyists.
The monarch butterfly is one of the most recognizable species of wildlife in all of America. They undertake one of the world’s most remarkable and fascinating migrations, traveling thousands of miles over many generations from Mexico, across the United States, to Canada. North American monarch butterflies are in trouble. Threats, including loss of milkweed habitat needed to lay their eggs and for their caterpillars to eat, are having a devastating impact on their populations and the migration phenomenon.
FWB activities have included snow tubing, animal track identification, camp-outs, and practicing with field equipment.
Knowledge That Works
 The Iowa State Fisheries Extension offers many educational opportunities and can also custom prepare fishery educational materials and programs to meet the needs of clients.
 Where Can You Find Information?
 Allen Pattillo by e-mail or by phone at 515-294-8616
Forestry Club activities have included competing in Conclave (an intercollegiate timber sports competition), Christmas tree and wreath sales, and a bonfire.
Forestry Images: Forest Health, Natural Resources, Fire, Trees, Wildlife, Silviculture Photos
Bugwood Images is a grant-funded project that was started in 1994 by the University of Georgia’s Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. The website was launched in 2001 and has grown and received a great deal of recognition since then. Bugwood Images provides an easily accessible archive of high quality images for use in educational applications. It is made up of five major website interfaces. These are ForestryImages, IPMImages, InsectImages, WeedImages, and The focus of Bugwood Images is on species of economic concern.
Iowa Academy of Science
The Iowa Academy of Science is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The mission of the Academy is to further scientific research, science education, public understanding of science and to recognize excellence in these endeavors. The Academy accomplishes its mission through many programs and activities.
Nearly all faculty in NREM conduct research in their particular field of interest. In addition, CFWRU is a research unit associated with NREM that works to coordinate research projects involving fisheries and wildlife-related topics. The Iowa landscape and economy is dominated by production agriculture. Game and non-game wildlife species inhabiting the state are influenced by the destruction, degradation and fragmentation of wetland, prairie and forest habitats caused by intensifying agricultural practices.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for conserving and enhancing Iowa’s natural resources. The DNR manages fish and wildlife programs, ensures the health of Iowa’s forests and prairies, and provides recreational opportunities in Iowa’s state parks. Just as importantly, the DNR carries out state and federal laws that protect air, land and water through technical assistance, permitting and compliance programs. The DNR also encourages the enjoyment and stewardship of natural resources among Iowans through outreach and education.
ISU Forestry Extension
Welcome to the Iowa State University Forestry extension website. Please use this resource to learn more about tree selection, planting, and maintenance; local contacts and consultants; and other forestry-related subjects.
National Academy of Sciences
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, nonprofit organization of the country’s leading researchers. The NAS recognizes and promotes outstanding science through election to membership; publication in its journal, PNAS; and its awards, programs, and special activities. Through the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the NAS provides objective, science-based advice on critical issues affecting the nation.
NAI activities have included Halloween hikes, campfire cook-outs, outreach activities, night hikes, and developing environmental presentations.
National Association of University Fisheries and Wildlife Professors
The National Association of University Fisheries and Wildlife Programs (NAUFWP) was formed in 1991 from a previous group with similar membership, the Association of University Fisheries and Wildlife Program Administrators (AUFWPA). NAUFWP represents approximately 44 university programs and their 440 faculty members, scientists, and extension specialists and over 9,200 undergraduates and graduate students working to enhance the science and management of fisheries and wildlife resources.
The National Association of University Forest Resources Programs (NAUFRP), (formerly the National Association of Professional Forestry Schools and Colleges) was formed in 1981 and celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2006. Today, NAUFRP represents 80 of our nation’s most prestigious universities and their respective scientists, educators and extension specialists. NAUFRP’s purpose is to advance the health, productivity, and sustainability of America’s forests by providing university-based natural resource education, research, science, extension and international programs.
Native Iowa Woodland Understory Restoration: A Guide to Collecting and Germinating Seeds
Many Iowa woodlands no longer contain the diversity of herbaceous and woody species that once provided soil stabilization, nutrient retention and recycling, soil organic matter, and wildlife food and habitat. Woodlands in private ownership that have been used as pasture for many decades suffer from soil compaction, soil loss, and a ground cover composed of few species, most of which are cool-season exotics like Kentucky bluegrass and smooth brome.
The NREMGSO resulted from combining the Animal Ecology and Forestry Graduate Student Organizations. The goal of the organization is to further the professional development of graduate students and the department.
Job, internship, and research fellowship listings from around the world for NREM-related positions.
NREM Research Guide for Students and Faculty
Guide to Iowa State Library resources to assist NREM students and faculty with their research.
Since 1900, the Society of American Foresters has provided access to information and networking opportunities to prepare members for the challenges and the changes that face natural resource professionals. The Society of American Foresters (SAF) is the national scientific and educational organization representing the forestry profession in the United States. Founded in 1900 by Gifford Pinchot, it is the largest professional society for foresters in the world.
Nearly all faculty in NREM conduct research in their particular field of interest. In addition, NCRAC is a research unit associated with NREM that works to coordinate research projects involving fisheries and aquaculture. The North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) is one of the five Regional Aquaculture Centers established by Congress that are administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service.
Founded in 1937, the organization’s mission is “To inspire, empower, and enable wildlife professionals to sustain wildlife populations and habitats through science-based management and conservation.” The Wildlife Society enhances our members’ networking and learning opportunities, professional and career development, and provides numerous ways for them to get more involved in creating a better future for wildlife and their habitats.
The Wildlife Society, comprised of professionals, students, and laypersons committed to wildlife research, education, and conservation, was founded in 1937 as an international, nonprofit organization. There are 7 North American regions. Within each region are numerous chapters - at both state and university levels. For more detailed information regarding the origins of TWS, please refer to the national site.
NRCS provides America's farmers and ranchers with financial and technical assistance to voluntarily put conservation on the ground, not only helping the environment but agricultural operations, too.
Web Soil Survey (WSS) provides soil data and information produced by the National Cooperative Soil Survey. It is operated by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and provides access to the largest natural resource information system in the world. NRCS has soil maps and data available online for more than 95 percent of the nation’s counties and anticipates having 100 percent in the near future. The site is updated and maintained online as the single authoritative source of soil survey information. Soil surveys can be used for general farm, local, and wider area planning.