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.
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.
For next year’s Conference, OFWIM will return to the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Join us October 6-10 for a full agenda of posters and presentations, with opportunities for hiking and wildlife viewing on the side.
Over 40 OFWIM members and other professionals attended our 2017 conference at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo. We had fine weather for field sessions and a full slate of posters and presentations that explored new ways of sharing fish and wildlife data with decision makers and the general public.
Our September pre-conference newsletter is now available. Read up for a list of presentation topics, details on field sessions, and a preview of the bonus map-making workshop. This newsletter also contains photos and brief bios of Executive Committee candidates for 2017-2018. Vote online or in person at the business meeting October 4.
Our 2016 Conference and Annual Meeting at Ponca state Park, Nebraska, was a great networking session, with members and guests from 17 states and one agency in Canada. The program included presentations by our 2016 Student Scholarship recipient, Kayla Key; as well as 2015 recipient Daniel Walker. Many attendees took home prizes from the raffle, which raised $250 for the scholarship fund. Visit the conference page for photos, proceedings, and an account of our almost-rained-out field trip to area conservation sites!