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

Sunday March 9, 2014

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Wildlife Society Council Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. National Fish Habitat Board Meeting
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Conference Registration

Monday March 10, 2014

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Conference Registration
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sage-grouse Executive Oversight Committee Meeting
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) Board Meeting
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. National Fish Habitat Board Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. NMFWA: Bird Monitoring in Inaccessible Areas
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The Wildlife Society Council Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. National Association of University Fisheries and Wildlife Programs
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Workshop: Climate Smart Conservation
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. NMFWA: National Vegetation Classification Workshop
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. NAWMP Interim Integration Committee (invitation only)
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. National Flyway Council
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. NMFWA: Awards Committee Meeting
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. NMFWA: Board of Directors Meeting (NMFWA Members Welcome)

Tuesday March 11, 2014

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Conference Registration
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
Sponsored By Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (invitation only)
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Fellowship of Christian Conservationists
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. - 5:00 p.m. States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) Board Meeting
8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. NMFWA: Welcome, DoD Policy Update
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Workshop: Wildlife Conservation in Cities and Suburbs - Western Approaches
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Wildlife Habitat Council Board Meeting (invitation only)
9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. PARC Joint National and Federal Steering Committee Meetings
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Partners in Flight Federal Agency Committee
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Black-footed Ferret Executive Committee Meeting
10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. NMFWA: Conservation on DoD Land
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Women in Conservation Networking Lunch (invitation only)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Sponsored by Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (invitation only)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. BLM Partners Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. AFWA Finance Committee
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Workshop: Adult Hunter Recruitment - The Old Face of New Hunters
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. AFWA: Wind Energy Committee Meeting
1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. NMFWA: Climate Change
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Workshop: Women in Conservation Leadership
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Set up
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. National Cooperators' Coalition for the Coop Unit Program
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 Rangewide Planning Update
3:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. NMFWA: Service Break Out Session: National Guard, Navy and Marines
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 Wildlife Habitat Council

Wednesday March 12, 2014

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Conference Registration
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
Sponsored by Ducks Unlimited (invitation only)
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibits open
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. 79th 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. Human Dimensions and the North American Waterfowl Management Plan
  2. Managing and Protecting North America's  Ungulate Migratory Pathways
  3. Making Conservation Relevant to Society in the 21st Century
  4. Beyond the Land and Water Conservation Fund: New Ideas for Future Challenges
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Wildlife Management Institute's Conservation Administrator's Lunch (invitation only; tickets required)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

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

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Bird Conservation 1
  • Invasive Species
  • Executive Committee (1:30-5:00 p.m.)
  • Onshore Oil & Gas Subcommittee
  • Hunting & Shooting Sports Participation
1:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

NMFWA Working Group Meetings:

  • Department of Defense-Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (DoD PARC) (1-3pm)
  • Department of Defense- Partners in Flight (DoD PIF) (3:15-5:15pm)
1:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

NMFWA Technical Sessions:

  • Mitigation and the DoD Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program (1:15-2:15pm)
  • Annual Members' Meeting (2:15-3:15pm)
  • Natural Resources Monitoring & Vegetation Classification & Mapping (3:30-5:00pm)
1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PPJV 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:

  • Biofuels Working Group
  • Human Wildlife Conflict
  • Ocean Resources Policy
  • Outreach Subcommittee
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. National Flyway Council
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Wings Across the Americas 2014 Conservation Awards
6:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. NMFWA Show & Tell Reception, Awards, Photo Contest and Silent Auction
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 13, 2014

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Conference Registration
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Sponsored by U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance (invitation only)
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. NBCI Management Board Meeting
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's Spring Meeting (invitation only)
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Lead and Fish & Wildlife Working Group
  • 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
  • Fisheries & Water Resources (9:00 a.m. start time)
  • Legal Committee Working Group
  • Federal Tribal Relations
  • Waterfowl Working Group
8:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. NMFWA: Invasive Species Management
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. NMFWA: Bat Working Group Meeting
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. AFWA Regional Coordinators Meeting
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break with Exhibits
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow Program Update and Plan of Work
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Setting the Stage for Landscape-scale Mitigation for Renewable Energy on Public Lands
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CWD Alliance Meeting
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Legislative Federal Budget
  • National Grants Committee
  • CSP/EQIP/WHIP Working Group
  • PIF Shorebird Waterbird Working Group
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. NMFWA: Endangered Species Management
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Sponsored by Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc. (Invitation Only)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Resident Game Bird Working Group
  • Angler & Boating Participation
  • WRP/GRP/FRPP Easements Group
  • WNS Executive and Steering Committee Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Arctic Goose Joint Venture Management Board Meeting
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

NMFWA Technical Sessions:

  • Got Forestry? Starting or Restarting Forestry Programs (1-2:30pm)
  • Pollinators Working Group (2:45-4:30pm)
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

NMFWA Working Group Meetings:

  • Conservation Law Enforcement (1-2:15pm)
  • BASH (2:30-4:30pm)
  • Hunting and Fishing (4:30-5pm)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Energy & Wildlife
  • Executive Committee (2:00pm start time)
  • Leadership & Professional Development
  • Fish & Wildlife Trust Funds
  • 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. Partners in Flight Council
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Farm Bill Strategy Working Group (4:00 - 5:30 p.m.)
  • Public Access Working Group (3:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
  • Fish & Wildlife Health
  • Migratory Shore & Upland Game Bird Working Group
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership Reception (invitation only)
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. NMFWA - 2014-2015 Board of Directors Meeting (NMFWA Members Welcome)
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Great Lakes Fisheries Commission Reception (invitation only)
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Colorado Conservation Reception Sponsored by Colorado Parks & Wildlife and their Conservation Partners

Friday March 14, 2014

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast sponsored by the National Rifle Association (invitation only)
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Conference Registration
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Bird Conservation Part 2
  • Amphibian and Reptile Subcommittee
  • AFWA Technology Committee
  • Wildlife Resources Policy
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

AFWA Committee Meetings:

  • Agriculture Conservation
  • Legal Committee Business Meeting
  • Threatened & Endangered Species Policy
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibits
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
  • 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 National Wild Turkey Federation (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