Travel Grants Available

OFWIM will offer a limited number of travel grants to assist current or retired professionals in attending our 2019 Conference  in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Qualified individuals should apply by July 16, 2019 using one of the following methods:

Grants will be awarded based on need. Membership in OFWIM is not required. Each award recipient must present a formal paper at the 2019 Conference and submit a newsletter article related to their presentation topic.

First Call for 2019 Abstracts

Knowledge is PowerThe Conference Planning Committee has issued a call for paper and poster presentations at the 2019 Annual OFWIM Conference.  All submissions related to fish and wildlife information management are welcome, particularly those related to the conference theme Knowledge is Power: Technology to Address Emerging Conservation Challenges.

Submit your abstract online – Deadline August 23, 2019
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Anticipated sessions include:

  • GIS Tools & Mapping
  • Data Visualization
  • Application Development
  • Climate Change Effects on Fish and Wildlife Populations
  • Data Sharing Conflicts
  • Emerging Conservation Issues
  • Communicating to Non-Scientific Audiences

Meet Our New Editor

Download the February OFWIM Newsletter for photos of our 2018 conference in Hood River, Oregon, and a look forward to 2019 activities. This issue also introduces our new volunteer editor, Jordan Holtswarth! Jordan is a graduate student at Tennessee Tech University and recipient of our 2018 Student Scholarship. For future issues of the newsletter, she’ll welcome ideas and contributions from OFWIM members.

Meet Our New Leaders

Congratulations to new officers installed at our 2018 Business Meeting:

President – Becca Scully
President-Elect – Karen Horodysky
Member-at-Large – Chelsea Krause

In addition, Michael Barbour was elected to a new term as Treasurer. Service awards were presented to outgoing president Joe Kirby (now serving as Past President) and  outgoing member-at-large Karen Horodysky.

New President Becca Scully gave a formal thank-you to outgoing president Joe Kirby.