With snow still blanketing some parts of the continent, summer may seem a long way off. But it’s not too early to start thinking about rewarding information management excellence in 2017.
Nomination deadline August 1
Each year, OFWIM recognizes a creative use of technology with the Innovation Award. Nominees may be individuals, teams or organizations, and they need not be OFWIM members. Read more about this award and download a nomination form.
Student Research Scholarship
Apply by July 31
Graduate students who are local to our 2017 Conference
in Chattanooga, Tennessee, may apply for the research scholarship. One student will get travel expenses and an opportunity to present their research at the conference. Details and an application form
are available in our Awards section.
Our January 2017 newsletter is now available! Check it out for a recap of our 2016 Conference at Ponca State Park, Nebraska. And make plans to attend OFWIM’s 2017 Conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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!
These individuals and organizations received recognition at OFWIM’s 2016 Conference and Annual Meeting:
2016 Innovation Award
Missouri Department of Conservation – Waterfowl Hunting Harvest Data
2016 – Kayla Key, University of Missouri Columbia
2015 – Daniel Walker, University of Tennessee
Jeanette Jones, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Tennessee’s Update to the Protected Areas Database
Jeff Kopaska, Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Factors Affecting Fishing License Purchase Patterns and Angler Retention Strategies in Iowa
Congratulations to new officers installed at our 2016 Business Meeting:
President – Jeanette Jones
President-Elect – Joe Kirby
Treasurer – Michael Barbour
Member-at-Large – Rebecca Scully
Service awards were presented to outgoing president Keith Hurley (now serving as Past President), outgoing treasurer Jay Kapalczynski, and outgoing member-at-large Joe Kirby.
Our September newsletter is now available, packed with news about our upcoming conference and business meeting. Download a copy and share with your colleagues!
Next Webinar: September 22, 10:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time
Tune in for the second of two webinars in preparation for our October 6 continuing education workshop, “Creating production quality graphics and charts with R.” If you missed the first webinar on August 31, a recording is available. Visit the workshop page for more information and a log-in link.