Program

WAFWA Summer Meeting 2020 - Virtual Platform Schedule:

DRAFT as of 7/1/2020
All events are in Mountain Daylight Time. 

The conference times will be in Mountain Daylight Time, which is 2 hours behind Eastern Standard time, and 1 hour ahead of Pacific time. Arizona does not follow daylight savings time, so they are on Pacific time in the summer months. 

Please check out the Know Before You Go Attendee Guide for information on WAFWA's Virtual Summer Meeting. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020                                                                
9:00 am - 12:00 pm  AFWA Legal Strategies Advisory Council (invite only)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Outreach, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
9:00 am - 12:00 pm WORKSHOP: Stolen Turtles: The Problem of Illegal Trade in Turtles at Local, Regional, National, and International Scales 
9:00 am - 1:45 pm  CHAT Technical Working Group and Policy Working Group Joint Meeting
10:30 am - 1:45 pm Western Native Trout Initiative
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm WAFWA Plenary Session: Welcome Remarks and Plenary Session: The Fifth R - Resiliency
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sponsor Social Hour: Grab a beer or a glass of wine and hear what our sponsors have to share!
Thursday, July 9, 2020
8:30 am - 12:30 pm Commissioners' Committee Meeting
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Sagebrush Executive Oversight Committee
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Fisheries Chiefs Meeting
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Wildlife Chiefs Meeting
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Visit with sponsors in the Virtual Trade Show or make appointments in advance 
12:15 pm -12:45 pm Amplify The Licensing Story (invite only) - State Agency leadership discuss the role content creators can play to amplify the "Go Outdoors" recruitment message and provide digital mentorship for ongoing retention. Featuring The Hunting Public, an online video series showcasing tips and strategies for hunters. Hosted by Brandt Information Systems. 
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm Directors Forum with Commissioners - Sponsor remarks by Brandt Information Systems; Mule Deer Foundation; Sovereign Sportsman Solution; and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Law Enforcement Committee and Chiefs Meeting
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Western Quail Working Group
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Mule Deer Working Group - Part 1
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Wildlife Health Committee
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Women in Wildlife Conservation Reception
Friday, July 10, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Legal Committee Meeting
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Wildlife Movement and Migration Working Group - Part 1
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative Council (invite only) 

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Ad Hoc Lead and Wildlife Working Group Cancelled
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Visit with sponsors in the Virtual Trade Show or make appointments in advance
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Lesser Prairie Chicken Program Update
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Habitat Committee
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Mule Deer Working Group - Part 2 
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Human Dimensions Committee
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Executive Committee (open to all Directors or their representatives) 
Monday, July 13, 2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am Future Conference Coordination Meeting (Current and future host teams invited)
9:00 am - 11:00 am Western Bird Conservation Committee
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Wild Sheep Working Group
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Climate Adaptation Committee
11:30 am - 1:30 pm Visit with sponsors in the Virtual Trade Show or make appointments in advance
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Human-Wildlife Conflicts Committee
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm R3 Committee
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Aquatic Invasive Species Working Group
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Wildlife Movement and Migration Working Group Part 2
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  WAFWA Awards Ceremony
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Awards Social
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Program Cancelled
9:00 am - 11:00 am Wildlife Chiefs Forest Carnivore Committee
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Resource Information & Education Committee
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Inland and Marine Fisheries Committee
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Nongame & Endangered Species Committee
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm WAFWA Business Meeting - all welcome to attend


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