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.

 

Latest OFWIM News

Our June newsletter is now online! This issue contains feature articles on web search techniques and cloud data solutions, a new set of SQL Tool Tips, plus a preliminary agenda and travel tips for our 2016 Conference in Nebraska. And last but definitely not least, an update on the peripatetic life of our friend, Captain Jack.