Annual Workshop

Annual OWP conferences have been conducted since 1979, when a small group of planners from a handful of state fish and wildlife agencies met in Wichita, Kansas,to share ideas, successes, and failures.

OWP conferences are hosted by an OWP member organization (usually a state or provincial fish and wildlife agency) and have occurred across North America. Through the years, OWP organization has grown and expanded its horizons, but maintains its commitment to continuously seek better ways to help fish and wildlife agencies improve their management effectiveness.