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Seeking Fish & Wildlife Innovators

Innovation Award Application Form | Deadline September 1, 2018

The OFWIM Innovation Award honors individuals and organizations that have achieved excellence in the advancement of fish and wildlife information management technology or processes. Nominate your own team or project, or the work of a colleague you admire!

The winner will be announced at the 2018 conference in Hood River, Oregon, and will receive a 1-year free OFWIM membership.

For additional information, please contact Jeanette Jones at 615-781-6534 or

Second Call for Papers

This is the second call for papers, poster presentations, and panel discussions related to the conference theme Let’s Partner: Moving Forward Together or to fish and wildlife information management in general. Use our online form to submit your abstract. Deadline for submission of all papers (with speaker biography) has been extended to Friday, September 7, 2018.

OFWIM anticipates a limited number of remote access seats will be available, so think about joining us virtually and giving a presentation from your office.

Submit a poster presentation for the “Hacker’s Ball,” an OFWIM tradition that combines the poster session with live demonstrations of applications. Visit our Conference page for more information about the 2018 event.

Anticipated Sessions

  • GIS tools & Mapping
  • Data Visualizations
  • Partnerships
  • Application Development
  • Tools for implementing partner activities associated with State Wildlife Action Plans
  • Extreme weather events (e.g. floods, droughts) effect on Fish and Wildlife
  • Student Research
  • General Session
  • Special Session on Open Access Data and Publishing/Warehouse requirements

Send session topics, suggested panel discussion topics, and any questions to Rebecca Scully (USGS/Pacific Northwest Aquatic Monitoring Partnership).

Raffle Items Wanted

Each year at OFWIM’s Annual Conference, attendees have an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a wide range of fish- and wildlife-related items. Proceeds from ticket sales support our student scholarship program. We hope you’ll donate one or more items for this year’s raffle! Items may be shipped to:

  • UPS or FedEx: OFWIM Meeting c/o Rebecca Scully, 310 NE Snohomish, White Salmon, WA 98672
  • MAIL: OFWIM Meeting c/o Rebecca Scully, P.O. Box 2344, White Salmon, WA 98672