An article by Matt Cronin and others ignited controversy over listing these wolves as a protected subspecies:
http://www.krbd.org/2014/12/11/southeast-wolves-subspecies-or-not. Read the article, the letters arguing it's conclusion, and the authors' reply -- all freely available on the Journal's website:
Will Gammerdinger received the AGA's EECG Research Award, which helped fund this research!
Besides your 3-yr subscription to the Journal of Heredity, the Association hosts a yearly symposium, and provides special awards towards programs and education.