Get Involved

There are plenty of ways to connect with the campus and the local communities.  

Here are a few ways to get involved:


Wildlife students have a long history of winning the Quiz Bowl, The Wildlife Society’s annual national competition that pits undergrads from around the country against each other. Humboldt students prepare for the contest by taking a 1-unit elective course, Conclave (WLDF 482), that includes presentations and mock tournaments.


The Wildlife Society’s regional and national conferences provide the opportunity to learn from and network with professionals and other students.  


Each week, natural resources professionals share their wildlife-related expertise. Topics vary but generally focus on wildlife research, policies, and management issues.

Conservation Unlimited

Conservation Unlimited is a student Wildlife and Fisheries club with an emphasis on all aspects of natural resources conservation. The group sponsors conservation projects to coordinate with other professional organizations like the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society, and also sponsors the Wildlife & Fisheries Conclave. Student, faculty, or community members are invited to join.

Wildlife Graduate Students Student Society (WiGSS)

Established in 1999, WIGSS is a forum for discussing ideas and issues pertinent to the wildlife graduate program at Cal Poly Humboldt. It’s also a resource for academic and local communities. WIGSS is geared toward graduate students but is open to undergraduate students, as well.

Natural Resources Club

Humboldt students can volunteer for a variety of local government agencies and non-profit organizations. Each Saturday, the club hosts various activities such as stream bank stabilization, invasive plant removal, highway, and coastal clean-ups, spawning ground replenishment, and trail work.  

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