Want to know what’s in store for this year’s annual conference? Check out the latest OFWIM Newsletter. You’ll find a preliminary agenda, travel information, and a link to our online registration form. This issue also includes summer training opportunities and follow-up notes on a couple of 2018 conference presentations, submitted by our scholarship award and travel grant recipients.
Registration is now open for OFWIM’s 2019 Conference and Annual Meeting, set for October 6-10 at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
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.
The 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.
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
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.
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.