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82nd Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference Save the Date February 13-16, 2022 Des Moines, Iowa
PLEASE JOIN US!
The 82nd Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference will be held in Des Moines, Iowa on February 13-16, 2022.

Iowa has the most altered landscape in the country with 97 percent in private ownership and 85 percent being actively farmed. Here, Fish and Wildlife Stewardship in a Working Landscape is a challenge that we understand.

At the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, our mission is to conserve and enhance our natural resources in cooperation with individuals and organizations to improve the quality of life in Iowa and ensure a legacy for future generations.

As host of the 82nd Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in 2022, the Iowa DNR and our partners understand the importance of working landscapes and how they can provide habitat for fish and wildlife and also recreational opportunities for people. Our host city – Des Moines – recognizes the value of outdoor recreation as an economic development and recruitment tool, investing millions into accessible riverfront, improving fishing ponds across the city and adding native plants along its extensive trail system.

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CONFERENCE FORMAT UPDATE
Since the impact of COVID-19 is still being felt across our region on our state resources and public health, we have decided to hold the conference as a “hybrid” event to include in person and virtual participation options. We hope this hybrid option provides flexibility and will meet the needs of those who are unable to be onsite due to travel or budget or other restrictions.
CONFERENCE UPDATES:
Registration is Open! Sign up early and save. Scholarships are available for students and early professionals. Register now to attend.

Conference Schedule: View the preliminary schedule of events.
  • Three plenary sessions will be offered during the conference. Read presenter bios.
  • 14 organized symposia will be offered as part of the technical program at the annual conference. An Organized Symposium is a series of integrated presentations that address aspects of a single topic or theme. Read the organized symposia overviews.
  • Technical sessions and their abstracts will be added to the agenda in early December.
  • Workshops announced! We’re pleased to offer five pre-conference workshops on Sunday, February 13, 2022. Pre-registration and additional fees are required for participation in all workshops. View workshop details.
Attention Students! We are pleased to accept applications for the Janice Lee Fenske Memorial Award from fisheries and wildlife undergraduate and graduate students who are planning to attend the 2022 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Des Moines, Iowa. Up to 25 students will be selected. Deadline to apply: Monday, January 10, 2022.

Show Your Support: Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities available. Learn how you can support this conference.

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS:
George Scholten
George Scholten
Fisheries Research Section
& AIS Program Supervisor
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Email: george.scholten@dnr.iowa.gov
Office Phone: (515) 371-6915
Karen Kinkead
Karen Kinkead
Wildlife Diversity Program Coordinator
Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Email: karen.kinkead@dnr.iowa.gov
Office Phone: (712) 330-8461
THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 CONFERENCE SPONSORS
Wild Turkey Level Sponsors
BrandtMerck Animal Health-Biomark
Walleye Level Sponsors
Deuchler Engineering Corp
Vectronic Aerospace Inc.
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