Don is a TWS Fellow and has been a member of The Wildlife Society since 1976. He has served on the executive of the Manitoba Chapter, including 2 terms as president. He continues to serve the Chapter as an advisor to the executive. He has been a member of the Canadian Section since its establishment and hosted the first AGM of the Canadian Section in Gimli Manitoba which was a joint meeting with the Central Mountains and Plains Section of TWS. Don was the Co-chair of the Local Arrangements and Planning Committee for the TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg. He is Co-chair of the committee for Pioneers Recognition in the Canadian Section.