Can Wildlife Management Stay Relevant? A Roadmap!

The importance of wildlife management staying relevant to key stakeholders has been discussed by state conservation agencies for decades. Even back in the 1930s, presentations at the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference held presentations that referenced the importance of relevancy. People’s interests, concerns and opinions about fish and …

Community-based Deer Management: Planning for Success

As expanding populations of white-tailed deer and their associated interactions with humans result in an acute array of ecological, economic, and human health and safety impacts, municipalities across much of the Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states have been developing deer management programs to address these impacts locally.

Stumbling Blocks to Success

What are the most common obstacles to success in working with citizens, customers and colleagues?

Comprehensive Management Systems

A Comprehensive management System (CMS) is more than planning—it is a way of doing business and it is a mechanism for bringing citizens, fish and wildlife professionals and policy makers together to jointly determine priorities and future directions of agency programs.

Measuring Program Performance – 1½ Days

Results Driven Management . . . Is your agency able to measure progress and performance in meaningful terms? The Organization of Wildlife Planners is pleased to offer a training workshop on “Measuring Program Performance.” This important training was developed in 2004 in response to a need expressed by many states to …

About OWP Conferences

OWP has been hosting conferences since 1979, when a small group of agency planners from a handful of state fish and wildlife agencies first met in Wichita, Kansas to share ideas, successes, and failures. OWP conferences are hosted in various locations across North America and generally held every two years. …

Pathways 2017 Colorado, September 17, 2017

Join OWP at Pathways 2017 in Estes Park, CO September 17 – 20, 2017! Multi-Generational Appreciation in Today’s Conservation Agency Agencies across the country are experiencing more generations working together than ever before. Some agencies have five generations working for them while others are close to having only two – …