The Gary Dietrich Wildlife Management Apprentice Program is a 2-year graduate program with a goal of improving habitat management throughout the Southeast. Candidates who have completed a 2-year or 4-year degree can come to learn hands-on wildlife, fisheries, and natural resource management skills. Through the implementation of a quality curriculum, expert instructors, and a host of industry and landowner partners, we are equipping apprentices with the training and on-the-job experience needed to provide quality wildlife management on public and private lands. We are working to grow this program to 10-12 annual graduates. SCWA also assists in placing each graduate in a quality wildlife conservation job. Take a look at what some of our former apprentices are up to today.



Paul Edwards

Habitat Manager at Chicora Wood Plantation | Georgetown, SC



Hunter S.

Hunter Staniforth

Assistant Habitat Manager at Jones Island Hunt Club | Bayboro, NC

You can read Hunter’s story here.