Wildlife Management Institute

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PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE (subject to change)

Sunday March 8, 2015

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Wildlife Society Council Meeting
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Conference Registration Desk Open

Monday March 9, 2015

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Conference Registration Desk Open
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sage-grouse Executive Oversight Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. NMFWA: Forestry Breakout Session
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Wildlife Society Council Meeting
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Women in Conservation Networking Lunch (invitation only)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. NMFWA Workshop: Using Genetic Tools to Enhance Natural Resources Management on DoD Lands
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. NAWMP Interim Integration Committee
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. NMFWA: Board of Directors Meeting (NMFWA Members Welcome)
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. National Flyway Council

Tuesday March 10, 2015

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Conference Registration Desk Open
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
Sponsored By Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (invitation only)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Atlantic Flyway Council
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central Flyway Council
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific Flyway Council
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mississippi Flyway Council
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP) Meeting
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. American Fisheries Society - Fisheries Administration Section
8:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. NMFWA: Welcome & DoD Policy Update
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PARC Joint National Steering Committee Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Black-footed Ferret Executive Committee
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. NMFWA: Annual Member Meeting
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Sponsored by Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (invitation only)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. AFWA Finance Committee Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. NMFWA Break Out Sessions: National Guard, Navy and Marines
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. AFWA: Wind Energy Committee Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set-up
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. BLM Partners Meeting
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. AFWA Directors' Forum (invitation only)
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Forest Service Get Wild Partners Meeting
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. LPC Range-Wide Planning Update
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. NMFWA: Bird Conservation & Mission Support; Bat Conservation
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Colorado State University Alumni Reception
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. AFWA: Directors Meet & Greet Reception (invitation only)
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception! Supported by Nebraska Game & Parks Commission

Wednesday March 11, 2015

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Conference Registration Desk Open
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
Sponsored by National Wild Turkey Federation (invitation only)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 80th North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference Plenary Session
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break with Exhibits
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. WMI Special Sessions:
  1. Avoiding a House Divided: Creative Conflict Resolution to Unite Conservation in the Coming Decades
  2. The Business of Conservation: Converting Consumers to Customers
  3. Planning for Species Sustainability: Avoiding the Need to List Under the ESA
  4. The Evolution of Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Wildlife Management Institute's Conservation Administrator's Luncheon (invitation only; ticket required, non-transferable)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Annual Meeting/Awards
  • Education Subcommittee
  • Science & Research
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Agriculture Conservation
  • Bird Conservation Part 1
  • Invasive Species Committee
  • Executive Committee (1:30-5:00 p.m.)
  • Legal Committee Business Meeting
  • Onshore Oil & Gas Subcommittee
12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. NMFWA: Board of Directors Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NMFWA:

  • Department of Defense - Bird Conservation Planning Meeting (2-3pm)
  • Department of Defense - Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Technical Session (3:15-5:00 pm)
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Prairie Pothole Joint Venture Management Board
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break with Exhibits
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Human Wildlife Conflict
  • Ocean Resources Policy
  • Outreach Subcommittee
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. National Flyway Council
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Forest Service Wings Across the Americas Conservation Awards
5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. NMFWA: Awards Banquet & Hall of Fame Induction (offsite)
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. BLM/Forest Service Joint Awards Reception
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Boone and Crockett Club Spring Meeting Dinner (invitation only)

Thursday March 12, 2015

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Desk Open
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Sponsorship opportunity available (invitation only)
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. NMFWA: Panel Discussion: So, You Wanna be a Contractor?
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Woodcock Task Force
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibits open
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Boone and Crockett Club Spring Meeting (invitation only)
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Diversity Subcommittee (10:30 am end time)
  • Forestry Working Group (9:30 am end time)
  • Lead and Fish & Wildlife Working Group
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Teaming with Wildlife
  • Federal & Tribal Relations
  • Fisheries & Water Resources
  • Legal Committee Working Group
  • Waterfowl Working Group
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. AFWA Regional Coordinators Meeting
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NMFWA Working Group Meetings: Herpetology, Invasive Species, Pollinators
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break with Exhibits
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • International Relations Committee
  • Law Enforcement
  • National Grants Committee
  • EQIP & CSP Working Group (9:30 a.m. start time)
  • Legislative Federal Budget
  • PIF Shorebird Waterbird Working Group
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Sponsorship opportunity available (Invitation Only)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Amphibian and Reptile Subcommittee
  • Farm Bill Easements Working Group
  • Resident Game Bird Working Group
  • WNS Executive and Steering Committee Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

NMFWA Technical Sessions: Addressing Climate Change in INRMPs; State Partnerships, Wildlife Action Plans, and INRMPs

1:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. NMFWA Working Group Meetings: Bat Working Group; BASH Working Group; Fish and Wildlife Recreation Working Group, Technical Session & Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Education, Outreach & Diversity Committee
  • Energy & Wildlife
  • Executive Committee (2:00pm start time)
  • Fish & Wildlife Trust Funds
  • Hunting & Shooting Sports Participation
  • Leadership & Professional Development
  • Sustainable Wildlife Use (2:00pm start time)
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break with Exhibits
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Public Access Working Group
  • Fish & Wildlife Health
  • Migratory Shore & Upland Game Bird Working Group
NMFWA: Show & Tell Reception, Photo Contest and Silent Auction
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. National Fish & Wildlife Foundation/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Awards Reception

Friday March 13, 2015

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast sponsored by Ducks Unlimited (invitation only)
7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Conference Registration Desk Open
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Bioenergy Working Group
  • Bird Conservation Part 2
  • AFWA Technology Work Group
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Angler & Boating Participation (9:00 a.m. start time)
  • Threatened & Endangered Species Policy
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break with Exhibitors
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • CRP Working Group
  • Climate Change
  • Wildlife Resources Policy
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Midwest Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Executive Committee Meeting
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Sponsorship Opportunity Available! (invitation only)
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Business Meeting
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. * WMI Pub Night