Renew Your Membership Online!

OFWIM members can now renew and pay membership dues online through PayPal. If you haven’t yet paid your 2017 dues, request a private link to access your record and get started.

If you are not yet a member of OFWIM, you can join by filling out the New Member form and paying any applicable dues. Members get access to our Groupsite account and discounts on registration fees at our Annual Conference. Visit our Membership page for more information.

OFWIM Awards

With snow still blanketing some parts of the continent, summer may seem a long way off. But it’s not too early to start thinking about rewarding information management excellence in 2017.

Innovation Award
Nomination deadline August 1

Each year, OFWIM recognizes a creative use of technology with the Innovation Award. Nominees may be individuals, teams or organizations, and they need not be OFWIM members. Read more about this award and download a nomination form.

Student Research Scholarship
Apply by July 31

Graduate students who are local to our 2017 Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee, may apply for the research scholarship. One student will get travel expenses and an opportunity to present their research at the conference. Details and an application form are available in our Awards section.

A Gathering in the Heartland

It's All About ScaleOur 2016 Conference and Annual Meeting at Ponca state Park, Nebraska, was a great networking session, with members and guests from 17 states and one agency in Canada. The program included presentations by our 2016 Student Scholarship recipient, Kayla Key; as well as 2015 recipient Daniel Walker. Many attendees took home prizes from the raffle, which raised $250 for the scholarship fund. Visit the conference page for photos, proceedings, and an account of our almost-rained-out field trip to area conservation sites!

2016 Award Winners

These individuals and organizations received recognition at OFWIM’s 2016 Conference and Annual Meeting:

2016 Innovation Award
Missouri Department of Conservation – Waterfowl Hunting Harvest Data

Student Scholarships
2016 – Kayla Key, University of Missouri Columbia
2015 – Daniel Walker, University of Tennessee

Best Poster
Jeanette Jones, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Tennessee’s Update to the Protected Areas Database

Best Presentation
Jeff Kopaska, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Factors Affecting Fishing License Purchase Patterns and Angler Retention Strategies in Iowa

 

Meet Our New Officers

Congratulations to new officers installed at our 2016 Business Meeting:

President – Jeanette Jones
President-Elect – Joe Kirby
Treasurer – Michael Barbour
Member-at-Large – Rebecca Scully

Service awards were presented to outgoing president Keith Hurley (now serving as Past President), outgoing treasurer Jay Kapalczynski, and  outgoing member-at-large Joe Kirby.