CONFERENCE – The Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society 2019 Conference

For working land resource managers and conservation professionals, conferences are a great way to keep up to date on the latest science, network with colleagues, and find new inspiration for tackling the most difficult of conservation challenges.

Few conferences bring together as many conservation professionals as The Wildlife Society’s (TWS) annual conference. This year, it will be even bigger because TWS is partnering with the American Fisheries Society (AFS) to jointly host the 2019 conference from September 29 to October 3 in Reno, Nevada.

Charles Rewa, USDA-NRCS, CEAP Wildlife & Acting Outcomes Team Leader, speaking at the 2017 TWS conference in Albuquerque, NM.

Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) is proud to be presenting a full-day symposium, organized by the Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP), at the conference on October 3rd. The symposium will present the latest wildlife working land conservation outcomes, approaches, and emerging findings from WLFW outcome-based assessment efforts.

This session is set up to facilitate discussions regarding ongoing conservation assessments, future research and management needs, along with new opportunities for implementing Working Lands for Wildlife and related Farm Bill conservation programs and practices that cooperatively benefit both wildlife and landowners.

Learn more about the presentations in this Working Lands For Wildlife symposium here.

To access the full conference description, visit the TWS/AFS conference website.

Event Description

The event is shaping up to be the largest gathering of fish and wildlife professionals to date and will provide unprecedented opportunities for sharing science- and potential conservation collaboration.

Join us in Reno, Nevada, Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2019, for an unforgettable experience. Be a part of this historic event and benefit from:

  • Unprecedented networking opportunities with up to 5,000 fish and wildlife professionals, land managers, and students from all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, and countries from around the world, representing every federal agency with a wildlife nexus, major universities, prominent NGOs, and private industry with a vested interest in fish, wildlife and natural resources management. The opportunity to meet other professionals, create new partnerships, and build collaborative approaches will help solve the wildlife conservation issues important to all of us.
  • Unparalleled conference learning opportunities through a projected 3,000 presentations and 150 symposia on key fish and wildlife management and research topics that will cover virtually every aspect of resource management.
  • Opportunity for engagement with an expected 150+ businesses and organizations with products, services and conservation ideas to share in the trade show area that can help attendees and organizations achieve conservation and management goals. Plus stop by and visit the WLFW booth at the trade show.

Learn more, watch a video about the 2019 conference, and register here.



The Sage Grouse Initiative is a partnership-based, science-driven effort that uses voluntary incentives to proactively conserve America’s western rangelands, wildlife, and rural way of life. This initiative is part of Working Lands For Wildlife, which is led by USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.