Excited about our 2017 Conference in Chattanooga? Need help with expenses? As in previous years, OFWIM will offer a limited number of travel grants to help current or retired professionals attend our conference and annual meeting.
Grant recipients will be eligible for reimbursement of conference-related expenses up to $500, plus waiving of the conference registration fee. Each recipient must present a formal paper at the conference and follow up with a newsletter article related to the presentation topic. Application deadline is July 10, 2017. Apply online or download our 2017 Travel Grant Application.
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!
More than 50 members and guests attended our 2015 Conference and Annual Meeting in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Speakers shared information on wildlife tracking, mapping, and ways to best make use of all the data that our fish and wildlife organizations collect.
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…