2015 Student Research Scholarship

2015 Student Scholarship Application | Deadline July 31, 2015

In conjunction with its Conference and Annual Meeting, OFWIM invites graduate students in fisheries or wildlife science to share their research with conference attendees. The Student Research Scholarship Award recognizes academic and professional excellence and supports attendance at the conference.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 scholarship award. The award will be made to one graduate student who is local to the conference and working towards a graduate program such as a Graduate Certificate Program, Master’s degree or PhD.

The recipient must present a formal paper on the research project prospectus during the 2015 Conference and Annual Meeting to be held in Williamsburg, Virginia, September 27 – October 1. The recipient must also present a formal paper on the project results at the 2016 Conference and Annual Meeting.

Announcing the 3rd Annual Innovation Award

Innovation Award graphic Innovation Award Nomination Form | Deadline: August 1, 2015

The Organization of Fish and Wildlife Information Managers invites individuals and conservation organizations to apply for the Innovation Award, which recognizes excellence in the advancement of fish and wildlife information management technology or processes. Nominees may be individuals or agencies/organizations,
The winner will be announced at the 2015 conference in Virginia and will receive a 1-year free membership to OFWIM.

Travel Grants for 2015 Conference

Download Application Form  or Apply Online
Deadline: July 10, 2015

If you have a paper or poster to present at our fall conference, and need help with expenses, you’re invited to apply for a travel grant. OFWIM can offer grants of up to $500 to assist current or retired professionals in attending our Conference and Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia, Sept 27-Oct 1.

Each grant recipient must present a formal paper or poster at the conference. Membership in OFWIM is not required. For more information,  download the application or contact Julie Prior-Magee. Recipients will be notified by July 17.

OFWIM Officer Elections

Congratulations to our incoming officers for 2014/2015

  • President: Kristin Rogers, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission
  • Past President: Jim Husband, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  • President-Elect: Keith Hurley, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission
  • Treasurer: Jay Kapalczynski, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  • Secretary: Jeanette Jones, Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency
  • Member-at-Large: Amy Ewing, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Notes From Our 2014 Conference


October 1 Field Trip to Wupatki Ruins
October 1 Field Trip to Wupatki Ruins

Approximately 60 members and guests attended our annual meeting in Flagstaff, Arizona. Attendees shared more than 40 posters and technical presentations, and we had fine weather for field trips to natural and historic sites. Highlights included a keynote presentation by Dr. Michael Shafer on possible new ways of powering wildlife tracking devices, and a banquet and astronomy session at the Lowell Observatory where Pluto was discovered in 1930. More information…