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Let's Partner - Moving Forward Together

Make plans now to join OFWIM at its 2018 Conference & Business Meeting November 4-8 in Hood River, Oregon.

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About the Area

Hood River is located 60 miles from the Portland airport in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. We are planning a great conference focusing on partnerships and managing information across jurisdictions. We’ll have drone demonstrations, visits to salmon habitat restoration projects, and a panel on the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire. In addition, Hood River is a go-to destination for foodies, adventurers, history buffs, and adrenaline junkies. It’s brimming with scenic hiking and mountain biking trails, fishing, craft breweries, wineries, and farm fresh bounty.

Registration Fees

Everyone is welcome at our meetings, but OFWIM members get the best conference rates! Visit our Membership page to join or update your membership.

  • Early Bird Registration  (by 9/30)
    • OFWIM Member: $375
    • Non-Member: $450
  • After 9/30
    • OFWIM Member: $425
    •  Non-Member: $500
  • Student: $200
  • Retired Professional: $200
  • One-day: $200
  • Remote Access (19 spots available): $100

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 … Continue reading Seeking Fish & Wildlife Innovators


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, … Continue reading Second Call for Papers


Plan Now to Attend 2018 Conference

Join us in Hood River, Oregon, November 4-8 for the 26th Annual Organization of Fish and Wildlife Information Managers Conference and Business Meeting! Register Online Download Conference Flyer More Information  


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 … Continue reading Raffle Items Wanted


2018 Travel Grants Announced

OFWIM has a limited number of travel grants available for presenters who need help attending our 2018 Conference in Hood River, Oregon. Apply by July 16 using one of the methods below: Online application Download print-and-fill application form


First Call for Abstracts

OFWIM is calling for papers, posters, and panel discussions to be presented at our 2018 Conference and Annual Meeting November 4-8 in Hood River, Oregon. We welcome presentations related to the conference theme “Let’s Partner: Moving Forward Together” or to fish and wildlife information management in general. Submit your abstract online Deadline: August 17, 2018 … Continue reading First Call for Abstracts


Good Times in Tennessee

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.



Information on Past Meetings