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Native American Fish and Wildlife Society to Hold Annual Conference | The Wildlife Society News
Blog — April 22, 2012

The Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS), an organization that represents fish and wildlife managers on tribal lands, will hold their annual conference from May 1-3 in Cherokee, North Carolina. TWS members are encouraged to attend this meeting to meet colleagues and learn more about fish, wildlife and habitat issues that are important to Native American communties.  Tribal wildlife programs cooperate with state, provincial and federal natural resource agencies.  TWS published a special section on Native American perspectives on wildlife management and conservation in its member magazine, The Wildlife Professional, last year. In addition, TWS administers a professional development program for Native American wildlife students.  TWS and the NAFWS partner on a number of important projects. Fred Matt,  Executive Director of NAFWS, attended and participated in the Blue Ribbon Panel on the Future of the Wildlife Profession and Its Implications for How We Train Wildlife Professionals facilitated by TWS. NAFWS staff have also been involved in selecting students for TWS’ professional development program.  Nate Svoboda of Mississippi State University and TWS’ Native People’s Wildlife Management Working Group will be giving a presentation on the professional development program at the NAFWS Conference.

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