The Nevada Department of Wildlife is excited to be hosting the 2018 WAFWA/CBMA Conference in beautiful Lake Tahoe (Stateline) Nevada September 17-20, 2018.

Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine Lake in North America; deep and wide, bluer than blue and surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains. Mark Twain once wrote, “To breathe the same air as the angels, you must go to Tahoe. The Lake was named the No. 1 travel destination by TripAdvisor, and the “Best Lake in America” in a poll in USA Today. To put it simply, Lake Tahoe is more beautiful and impressive than you could possibly imagine and pictures never do it justice.

The Conference will be held at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, a four-star hotel and casino located in Stateline on the east shore of Lake Tahoe.

We hope you will enjoy and find benefit in the presentations and interactive discussions.

Draft Agenda

Budget/Admin Committee Agenda
Licensing Committee Agenda
Procurement Committee Agenda
IT Committee Agenda
HR Committee Agenda
Accounting/Audit Agenda



Harrah’s Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino
Harrah's Lake Tahoe is an 18-story, 512-room hotel with two full floors of luxury suites. Each standard guest room is deluxe-sized with a king or two double beds and a flat screen television. Wi-Fi is also available in every room, and wireless internet access is available throughout the hotel.  Double soundproofed walls and special blackout curtains assure a relaxing atmosphere, and angled windows provide spectacular lake and mountain views. Seventy percent of the hotel rooms are designated “non-smoking.” The hotel also offers a 24-hour automated business center which includes internet access, e-mail access, laser jet printing, copy machines, laptop computers and fax machine.

Dining options include a refined steakhouse and a sushi bar, a buffet room and a casual American restaurant. There’s a casino, a nightclub, a concert venue and a lounge. Other amenities include an indoor pool and whirlpool, a day spa and preferred golfing access to Edgewood Tahoe.


A block of rooms has been held at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe for the WAFWA CBMA Group. The rate is $119 plus 13% tax. There is also a $23 per room, per night resort fee that includes unlimited local phone calls, admission to the fitness center, and in room internet access.. Reservations must be made by August 17, 2018 in order to get the discounted group rate. Guests are encouraged to book through the link below in order for WAFWA to get credit for the reservation.


You will fly in to Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO), 55.5 miles from the hotel (1 hour and five minute drive).  Harrah’s recommends using the South Tahoe Airporter shuttle service to get to Tahoe.  A one-way ticket to the hotel will cost $29.75 and a round trip ticket will cost $53. Reservations can be made by phone at 866-898-2463 or online at

There are also nine rental car companies available at the airport: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar Rental Car, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless Car Rental and Thrifty.



On behalf of the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, we invite you to participate as a sponsor at our 2018 WAFWA AOW/CBMA Business Conference to be held in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Join us as a sponsor and gain exposure to fish & wildlife professionals, networking opportunities, exchange information and ideas, and learn about the challenges your customer agencies are facing.

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Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support of the 2018 WAFWA AOW/CBMA Business Conference







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NIC Outdoor Rec

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