WAFWA’s 2021 Mid-Winter Meeting

January 5, 2021 - January 8, 2021

Virtual Meeting

2021 WAFWA Mid-Winter Meeting included a symposium on western fires and their impact of fish and wildlife resources.

View Recorded Symposium

The Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies will hold the 2021 Winter Meeting as a fully virtual event! The meeting will be held online from Tuesday, January 5 – Friday, January 8. The meeting will include a symposium on western fires and their impact of fish and wildlife resources.

Registration Pricing

  • Regular Rate + (R3 included) — $200.00
  • Regular Rate (R3 not included) — $150.00
  • Volume Discount — $175.00 (R3 included) / $125.00 (R3 not included)*
  • One-day rate (Tuesday, January 5th only) — $75.00
  • R3 Workshop only — $100.00

*Volume Discount: If more than 5 people from your organization attend, the rate will be $175 (R3 included)/$125 (R3 not included) per person. Only applies to the regular rates and does not include the Tuesday one day rate or the R3 workshop rate. Please have your group of 5 or more ready before registering. Contact Victoria@delaneymeetingevent.com for more information on the volume discount.

Schedule of Events

All events are in Mountain Standard time. Schedule is subject to change.

Monday, January 4, 2021
1:00 pm – 5:00 pmRegistration and Tech Desk open
1:00 pmWinter Meeting Open House — Join us as we take you on a tour of Whova, the virtual platform we are using for the WAFWA Winter Meeting. We’ll show you how to get around the site, set up your profile, build your schedule, and connect with other attendees and sponsors.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
8:00 am – 12:00 pmRegistration and Tech Desk open
8:00 am – 5:00 pmColorado River Fish & Wildlife Council
8:45 am – 12:00 pm &
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Western Fire: Blur the Boundaries — Advancing Collaborative Science, Management, and Policy. View the recorded symposium (HERE).
–Engaging plenary session with key leaders from states most impacted by recent fires
–Panel: Fire Impact on Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems
–Panel: Human Relationship with Fire
–Panel: Coordinated Decision Making for Fire Response
–Closing: What Can WAFWA Do to Shape the Future of Fire Management?

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm CHAT Meeting
CHAT Strategic Plan (PDF, )
1:00 pm – 5:00 pmDiversity & Inclusion Working Group
3:00 pm – 5:00 pmFlaming Gorge Reciprocity Discussion – invite only
3:00 pm – 5:00 pmMonarch Working Group
3:00 pm – 5:00 pmWildlife Health Committee
3:00 pm – 5:00 pmHuman Dimensions Committee
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm Sponsor Hospitality Meetup
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
8:00 am – 12:00 pmRegistration and Tech Desk open
8:00 am – 12:00 pmSagebrush Executive Oversight Committee
Greater Sage-Grouse Plan Implementation, Rangewide and State Monitoring Report Summary (PDF, 3 MB)
8:00 am – 12:00 pmCommissioners Committee
See all Briefing Papers & State-of-the-State Reports (HERE)
State-of-the-State Reports, 2021 (PDF, 2 MB)
• Briefing Paper: Issue Topic #1 – Fees for Wildlife Management Areas (PDF, 2 MB)
• Briefing Paper: Issue Topic #2 – Shed Hunting Season Coordination (PDF, 2 MB)
• Briefing Paper: Issue Topic #3 – Fair Chase and New Technologies (PDF, 2 MB)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pmDirectors and Commissioners Forum
5:00 pm – 6:00 pmThe Santa Fe Experience Social Event
Thursday, January 7, 2021
9:00 am – 12:00 pmR3 Workshop
9:00 am – 12:00 pmWAFWA Executive Committee
12:30 pm – 1:30 pmSponsor Hospitality Meetup
1:00 pm – 4:00 pmLesser Prairie Chicken Initiative Council
2020 Annual Report LPC Interstate Working Group (PDF, 103 KB)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pmWomen in Wildlife Conservation Social — All are welcome to attend
Friday, January 8, 2021
9:00 am – 12:00 pmR3 Workshop
Position: Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports (PDF, 119 KB)
Postiton: MAFWA R3 Coordinator (PDF, 218 KB)
Position: Artemis Southeast Regional Coordinator (PDF, 180 KB)
Postition: Director, Strategic Partnerships (PDF, 164 KB)
9:00 am – 12:00 pmWAFWA Business Meeting AGENDA (PDF, 146 KB)
WAFWA Business Meeting Minutes (PDF, 92 KB)

Thank you to our
Meeting Sponsors!

2021 Winter Meeting Sponsors

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Payment Note

All individuals attending the conference must pay a registration fee before attending. If other arrangements need to be made, please contact the event coordinator.

Method of Payment: Check or credit card may be used to pay for event registration online. If you are paying by check, make payable to “WAFWA” and mail to: WAFWA∣ 3380 Americana Terrace, Suite 320 ∣ Boise, ID 83706.

Cancellation / Substitutions

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel by [to be determined], you will be issued a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. After this date, there is no refund however you may transfer your registration to another.

To cancel or transfer a registration, please contact call the conference office at 802-865-5202 or via email at info@delaneymeetingevent.com.

The conference may be cancelled, modified or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, registration fees will be refunded.


Any questions or comments regarding registration or the conference, please call the event coordinator at 802-865-5202 or via email at info@delaneymeetingevent.com.

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