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Officer Elections Underway

At its October 9 business meeting, OFWIM will elect three new officers to serve on the Executive Committee for the coming year. All members in good standing are encouraged to vote!

Candidates for President-Elect, Member-at-Large, and Secretary are listed below. Read more about the candidates.

Vote online through October 8. Members attending the meeting will also have an opportunity to vote in person.

Candidates for President-Elect
  • Chelsea Krause
  • Don Schrupp
Candidate for Member-at-Large
  • Andrew Treble
Candidates for Secretary
  • Dyan Pursell
  • Susan Watson

Research Scholarship Available!

There’s still time to apply for OFWIM’s 2019 Student Research Scholarship: the application deadline has been extended to August 30. For details, download the application form:

2019 Research Scholarship Form (fillable PDF)

This scholarship supports student research and attendance at the 2019 OFWIM Conference and Annual meeting in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, October 6-10. Two awards will be made. The scholarship is available to graduate or undergraduate students who are local to the conference and working towards a program such as a Bachelor’s degree, Graduate Certificate Program, Master’s degree, or PhD.  Membership in OFWIM is not required for eligibility.

June Newsletter Now Online

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.

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
Download announcement flyer

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