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Wildlife Management Institute

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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE (as of 3/8/16)

AFWA = Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Meetings

MMFWA: National Military Fish & Wildlife Association

Sunday March 13, 2016

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8:00 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 14, 2016

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Conference Registration Desk Open
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Wildlife Society Council Meeting
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sage-grouse Executive Oversight Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative Council
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. NMFWA: eDNA Workshop
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. NMFWA: MBTA/DoD Migratory Bird Rule Workshop
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. National Association of University Fisheries and Wildlife Programs
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. WAFWA Executive Committee Meeting (invitation only)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. NAWMP Interim Integration Committee
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Workshop: Women's Wildlife Conservation Network: Assertiveness and Communication: Finding Your Voice
The 2016 Women in Wildlife Conservation Network workshop will build off previous workshops to provide training and tools to empower successful inspiring conservation leaders. The afternoon will help lay the groundwork for becoming an assertive, effective communicator and leaders. Participants will develop an understanding of the essentials to assertiveness, learn how to deal with difficult situations and conflict, and find tools to successfully engage in negotiation and excel in group discussions/meetings. The workshop will use a mix of facilitative lecture, individual and group activities, and discussion. All are welcome. There is a limit of 50 participants so please RSVP to Nancy Gloman.

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

State Contributions to NAWMP Canada Task Force (invite only)

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. AFWA CSA Task Force
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

NMFWA: TWS Military Lands Working Group

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Women's Wildlife Conservation Network Happy Hour
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. National Flyway Council
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Colorado State University Alumni Reception
5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. NMFWA: Board of Directors Meeting (NMFWA Members Welcome)

Tuesday March 15, 2016

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. - 9:45 a.m. NMFWA: Welcome & DoD Policy Update
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Workshop: In the City - An Urban Wildlife Workshop
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Workshop: A Foundation for Managing Pennsylvania's Fish and Wildlife: Partnerships in the Early 21st Century
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. American Wildlife Conservation Partners (AWCP) Meeting
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. PARC Joint National and Federal Steering Committee Meetings
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. NMFWA: Annual Member Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. National Survey Funding Task Force Summit
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Black-footed Ferrett Executive Committee
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. American Fisheries Society - Fisheries Administration Section
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. AFWA: Annual Meeting/Awards
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. - 3:30 p.m. NMFWA Break Out Sessions: Army, Air Force, National Guard, Navy and Marines
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. AFWA: Wind Energy Committee Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Workshop: Barriers and Bridges in Reconnecting Natural Resources Science and Management
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. BLM Partners Meeting
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set-up
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. AFWA: Directors' Forum (invitation only)
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. NMFWA: Conservation Lessons Learned
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. NMFWA: Navy Special Session
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Species in the Spotlight Campaign to Stabilize Endangered Marine Species
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Forest Service Meet and Greet Reception
All Forest Service Employees and Partners welcome to attend.
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. AFWA: Directors Meet & Greet Reception (invitation only)
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. University of Montana Alumni & Friends Reception
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception! 
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. NMFWA: Welcome Mixer

Wednesday March 16, 2016

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Desk Open
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. States Organization on Boating Access (SOBA)Board Meeting (invitation only)
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
8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 81st 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 2016 Special Sessions:
  1. 2020 Vision: Federal Forest Management into the Next Decade
  2. Effects of Climate Change on Inland Fish and Fisheries: Looking Back and Moving Forward
  3. Science-Based Management Strategies for Fish and Wildlife Diseases
  4. Wildlife Governance Principles - Guidance for More Effective Wildlife Management
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:

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

NMFWA Sessions:

  • Marine Conservation (1:00-3:00 p.m.)
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

NMFWA Working Groups:

  • Herpetology Working Group (1:00-2:00 p.m.)
  • Pollinators Working Group (2:15-3:15 p.m.)
  • BASH Working Group (3:30-4:30 p.m.)
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 Exhibitors
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. National Cooperators' Coalition
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. NMFWA: DoD PARC
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. National Flyway Council
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CAHSS Plan Advisory Workgroup (invitation only)
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Forest Service Wings Across the Americas Conservation Awards
ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. NMFWA: Awards Banquet & Hall of Fame Induction
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Boone and Crockett Club Spring Meeting Dinner (invitation only)
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. BLM/Forest Service Joint Awards Reception
ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND

Thursday March 17, 2016

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration Desk Open
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. States Organization on Boating Access (SOBA) Board Meeting (invitation only)
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Sponsored by Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever (invitation only)
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. NMFWA: Conservation Law Enforcement Working Group
8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. NMFWA: DoD Partners in Flight
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. NBCI Management Board
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. National Seed Strategy: Key to Habitat Restoration
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:

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. AFWA Regional Coordinators Meeting
9:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NMFWA Working Groups:
  • Bat Working Group (9:15 - 10:15 a.m.)
  • Bird Conservation Working Group (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break with Exhibitors
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Texas Chenier Plain Briefing
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CWD Alliance Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NMFWA: Conservation on DoD Lands
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. NMFWA: Bat Acoustics
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Sponsored by National Shooting Sports Foundation (Invitation Only)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

NMFWA Technical Session: Climate Change

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

AFWA: Migratory Shore & Upland Game Bird Working Group

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Partners In Flight Council

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Forest Service Get Wild! Partners Meeting
1:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. NMFWA Working Group Meetings:
Invasive Species Working Group (1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.); Fish and Wildlife Recreation Working Group (2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. AFWA: Fish & Wildlife Health Committee Meeting
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break with Exhibitors
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. NMFWA: Climate Change Working Group
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. AFWA: Resident Game Bird Working Group
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

AFWA: Public Access Working Group

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Future of Our Nation's Fisheries
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. NMFWA: 2016 Board of Directors Meeting
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. AFWA: Joint Meeting of Migratory Shore & Upland Game Bird/Resident Game Bird Working Groups
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Reception
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. NCLI National Conservation Issue Discussion (invitation only)
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Bird Conservation Milestones: PIF Continental Landbird Plan and Migratory Bird Treaty Centennnial
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. NMFWA: Show & Tell Reception, Photo Contest and Silent Auction
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. National Fish & Wildlife Foundation/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Awards Reception
ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND

Friday March 18, 2016

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:

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. NMFWA: Camp Revenna Joint Military Training Center Field Trip (pre-registration required)
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break with Exhibitors
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. AFWA: Climate Change
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 Sponsored by American Sportfishing Association (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
Tickets are required and included with a full conference registration fee. Casual attire.