No, the ND Chapter of the Wildlife Society is a group whose membership is composed of people who work in some natural resource field. The UND Chapter of the Wildlife Society is a student organization which typically people obtaining an education in some natural resource field join.
The Grand Forks County Wildlife Federation is a group of local sportsmen, and has open enrollment. They have been pretty vocal on the political front, and have in my opinion deserve a lot of credit for the Grand Forks Senators and Representatives voting the way they have. They had a meeting/barbecue last fall and invited all the incumbents and candidates and plead their case to them. When it came time to vote, all 4 of the Senators voted our way, and 7 of the 8 representatives voted our way. The only one who didn't was Grosz, and he was the same guy who wanted to make cigarette smoking illegal and keep the bars open to 2 am. A little radical if you ask me.
Some of the things that the Grand Forks County Wildlife Federation has done in the past include. Purchasing a parcel of land adjacent to Kelly's slough NWR, and turning it over to G&F to manage as a management area. They build 75-100 wood duck boxes every year and distribute them for installation. They send a couple of kids every year to the ND Wildlife Federation Camps. They help fund predator control projects with the USFWS on Kelly's Slough National Wildlife Refuge. Etc. Etc.
Really a pretty nice bunch of guys, who are primarily around to do nice things for wildlife. They were thrown into the political arena like a lot of people here because of all the crap going on. They would for the majority, love to go back to just hanging wood duck houses, etc.