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North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

Wildlife Management Institute

WMI Conference
North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

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Online registration is now available! A paper form is also available for standard North American Conference attendees or National Military Fish and Wildlife Association attendees.

Concurrent Special Sessions:

2020 Vision: Federal Forest Management into the Next Decade
Dan Dessecker, Ruffed Grouse Society
Tom Franklin, National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative

Effects of Climate Change on Inland Fish and Fisheries: Looking Back and Moving Forward
Abigail Lynch, USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center
Craig Paukert, USGS Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Science-Based Management Strategies for Fish and Wildlife Diseases
M. Camille Harris, Office of Ecosystems, US Geological Survey
John R. Fischer, Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study

Wildlife Governance Principles – Guidance for More Effective Wildlife Management
Dan Decker, Cornell University
Ann Forstchen, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Chris Smith, Wildlife Management Institute

Conference Workshops

View the conference schedule.

image of PittsburghThe conference will be held at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, located in the heart of the Central Business District, also known as the Golden Triangle, at the meeting of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers to form the Ohio River. The Wyndham is 17 miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport, within walking distance to the Pittsburgh Light Rail station, 80+ restaurants, bars, entertainment venues and shopping, and is right across the street from the picturesque 36-acre Point State Park where the Three Rivers converge.

Rooms at the Wyndham Hotel are now sold out for most nights of the conference. There is overflow lodging set up at two hotels:

Renaissance Hotel (107 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) at a rate of $149.00 plus tax. The Renaissance is 1-2 blocks from the Wyndham. This rate will be held until February 26, 2016. You can register online or call 412-562-1200 to make a reservation. 

Omni William Penn (530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219) at a rate of $130.00 (federal per diem). The Omni is 4-5 blocks from the Wyndham, and is accessible by public transportation. Please register online or call 1-800-THE-OMNI by February 22 to guarantee the rate.

USFWS LogoThank you to this year's Legacy Partner, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Learn how to become a partner.

Related meeting requests are now being accepted for committees and working groups, universities, organizations, agencies, and other interested in holding a meeting or social function in association with the 81st North American Conference. Requests are due by November 20, 2015.

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