The Fish and Wildlife Administrative Officers from the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) and the Conservation Business Managers Association (CBMA) throughout the United States and Canada are dedicated to raising the standards and establishing best practices in support of promoting a broader understanding and acceptance of the value of business management as a tool of natural resource management.
This annual conference is an opportunity for State Fish and Wildlife Agency Administrative Staff to interact with their peers from other agencies throughout the United States and Canada. Administrative staff represent the heads of Procurement, Licensing, Information Technology, Human Resources, Finance and Budget. The first workshop was hosted by WAFWA in 1961, view the WAFWA AOW objectives and membership (PDF, 99 KB). The first joint WAFWA AOW and CBMA conference was held in 2002. View the Host, Co-Host Responsiblities (PDF, 134 KB).
September 13 – 16, 2021
Big Sky, Montana
Due to staffing limitations at Big Sky Resort, the hotel is not able to sell additional rooms and we are closing registration. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Samantha Erpenbach at Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
BIG SKY RESORT
Reservations are closed. For resort details: CBMA Resort Details.
Generational differences in the workplace is something we all see and navigate. This hysterical and informative keynote presented by Jeff Havens will show us all a simpler way to look at our own generational picture, and learn how to understand, recognize, and resolve generational issues facing today’s workforce.
Casey Anderson is an Emmy nominated filmmaker, an adventurer and explorer. He has spent the last three decades traveling the world, capturing nature and wildlife through the camera lens. Casey has been seen on Nat Geo WILD, BBC, PBS, Travel Channel, and the Discovery Channel. He has made it his mission to bring his love of the wild to the hearts of the world, instilling a drive to conserve untamed and untouched wild places.
Montana Raptors Live Raptor Program
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Opening Night Reception
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Chuck Wagon BBQ at 320 Guest Ranch
Montana has a TON to offer in the way of recreation! Arrive early or stay after the conference and explore! The West Yellowstone entrance of Yellowstone National Park is an hour away from Big Sky Resort; hike Big Sky; explore dinosaurs at Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, etc.! View our brochure below and check out Visitmt.com for more information! Your Montana WAFWA team is happy to provide suggestions! BROCHURE – Explore Big Sky (PDF, 6 MB)
Your sponsorship of the WAFWA/CBMA Conference would assist us in hosting a world-class event and demonstrate your organization’s commitment to wildlife conservation. In exchange, your organization will have the valuable opportunity to make face-to-face CONNECTIONS with hundreds of fish and wildlife professionals; you’ll have ACCESS to people who need your products and services; and the EXPOSURE will reinforce your brand awareness and maximize visibility in the wildlife community.
As a sponsor or exhibitor promoting your services to Natural Resource Business Professionals, you will have the ability to showcase your business through an exhibit space, attend meals and social functions building relationships with our attendees, and attend a special Vendor cocktail party located within the vendor exhibit space which will provide an opportunity to discuss your products and services. Please review the Sponsorship Brochure (PDF, 615 KB) and sign up today to support the WAFWA/CBMA Conference.
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The WAFWA / CBMA Joint Workshop is a annual meeting held in odd numbered years sanctioned by WAFWA to accomplish this common goal by providing a forum for members to discuss current issues, exchange ideas and information through study, education, research and cooperative communication.