2016 Student Research Scholarship

2016 Research Scholarship Application | Deadline July 29, 2016

In conjunction with its Conference and Annual Meeting, OFWIM invites local 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 2016 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 2016 Conference and Annual Meeting to be held at Ponca State Park, Nebraska, October 2-6. The recipient must also present a formal paper on the project results at the 2017 Conference and Annual Meeting in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Shipping for Conference

Planning is well underway for OFWIM’s Annual Conference at Ponca State Park. If you are sending meeting materials directly to the park, please use this address and email Lori Curry so that she will know to expect the delivery:

OFWIM Meeting c/o Lori Curry
Ponca State Park
88090 Spur 26E
Ponca, NE 68770

Raffle items or other meeting-related materials can be shipped to Keith Hurley at:

OFWIM Meeting c/o Keith Hurley
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
2200 N 33rd Street
Lincoln, NE 68503

OFWIM News March 2016

Our spring newsletter is now online, packed with tips on ways to make an information manager’s job easier. Read the latest SQL Tool Tip … a review of free app IFTTT from our president Keith Hurley … and a feature on the Global Mapper software created by our 2015 conference sponsor, Blue Marble Geographics.

OFWIM members are always ready to embrace innovations in data collection and management, but at the same time, we’re mindful of our past. Check out the Wayback Machine on Page 3!

First Call for Papers

It's All About ScaleSubmit abstracts online | Deadline: June 3, 2016

OFWIM is now seeking papers and poster presentations for its 24th Annual Conference at Ponca State Park, Nebraska. Anticipated sessions include:

  • Conflicts and Data Sharing
  • LCC’s and Conservation Planning
  • Local, State, and Federal Partnerships
  • Mobile Application Development
  • GIS tools & Mapping
  • Data Visualizations

Submit session topics, suggested panel discussion topics, and any questions to:
Jeanette Jones
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
615-781-6534

Apply Now for Travel Grants

Deadline: July 8, 2016 | Apply online | Download application

Want to join us at our 2016 conference, but not sure you can cover the cost? Each year, OFWIM offers a limited number of travel grants to assist current or retired professionals in attending the Conference and Annual Meeting.

Grants of up to $500 are awarded based on need. You don’t have to be an OFWIM member to apply, but if you’re chosen to receive a travel grant, the organization will expect a couple of favors in return. Each recipient will be required to present a formal paper at the 2016 conference and submit an article for our newsletter on the presentation topic.

Recipients will be notified by July 15.

Honoring Innovation

Innovation Award Nomination Form | Deadline: August 1, 2016

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 2016 conference in Nebraska and will receive a 1-year free OFWIM membership.