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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE (as of 1/15/16)

AFWA = Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Meetings

MMFWA: National Military Fish & Wildlife Association

Sunday March 13, 2016

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
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. NMFWA: MBTA/DoD Migratory Bird Rule Workshop
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 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. AFWA CSA Task Force
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
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. - 7:30 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. Fellowship of Christian Conservationists
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 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
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. - 4:00 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)
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Species in the Spotlight Campaign to Stabilize Endangered Marine Species
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

NMFWA:

  • Bat Acoustics Interpretation
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 Foundation (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:

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

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Agriculture Conservation
  • Bird Conservation Part 1
  • Invasive Species Committee
  • Executive Committee (1:30 p.m. start time)
  • Fish & Wildlife Trust Funds
  • Fisheries and Water Resources Policy
  • Lead and Fish & Wildlife Working Group (2:00 p.m. start time)
  • Legal Committee Working Group
  • Onshore Oil & Gas Subcommittee
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NMFWA Sessions:

  • Marine Conservation (1:00-3:45 p.m.)
  • Forestry Session (4:00-5:00 p.m.)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NMFWA Working Groups:

  • Herpetology Working Group (1:00-2:00 p.m.)
  • Pollinators Working Group (2:15-3:30 p.m.)
  • BASH Working Group (3:45-5:00 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:

  • Human Wildlife Conflict
  • Outreach Subcommittee
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. National Cooperators' Coalition
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

6:15 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 p.m. Breakfast Sponsored by Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever (Invitation only)
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:

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

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Teaming with Wildlife
  • Federal & Tribal Relations
  • Legal Committee Business Meeting
  • Waterfowl Working Group
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NMFWA Working Groups:
  • Climate Change Working Group (8:00 - 9:15 a.m.)
  • Bat Working Group (9:30 - 10:45 a.m.)
  • Bird Conservation Working Group (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NMFWA Sessions:
  • Panel: So You Want to be a Contractor (8:00 - 9:30 a.m.)
  • Using Genetic Tools to Enhance Natural Resources Management on DoD Lands (9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. AFWA Regional Coordinators Meeting
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break with Exhibitors
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CWD Alliance Meeting
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
  • Ocean Resources Policy Committee
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:

  • Amphibian and Reptile Subcommittee
  • Farm Bill Easements Working Group
  • Resident Game Bird Working Group
  • WNS Executive and Steering Committee Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

NMFWA Technical Session: Climate Change

1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. NMFWA Working Group Meetings:
Invasive Species Working Group (1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.); Fish and Wildlife Recreation Working Group (2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Education, Outreach & Diversity Committee
  • Energy & Wildlife Policy
  • Executive Committee (2:00 p.m. start time)
  • Hunting & Shooting Sports Participation
  • Leadership & Professional Development
  • Sustainable Wildlife Use (2:00pm start time)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Forest Service Get Wild! Partners Meeting
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Arctic Goose Joint Venture Management Board Meeting
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break with Exhibitors
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
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
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Reception
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:

  • Bioenergy Working Group
  • Bird Conservation Part 2
  • Technology & Data Committee
  • Wildlife Resources Policy
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
  • Joint Meeting of Migratory Shore & Upland Game Bird/Resident Game Bird Working Groups
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.