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Tuesday, February 18 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Plenary Session: Guiding our Way – The Fish and Wildlife Relevancy Roadmap

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Urbanization and the increasingly diverse population of the United States are leading to greater complexity in America’s wildlife value orientations. These forces are also affecting how people spend time outdoors and their outdoor pursuits.  They also affect how much people engage in or think about conservation. In 2016 the Blue Ribbon Panel on “Sustaining America’s Diverse Fish and Wildlife Resources” made two recommendations to address these issues:      

  • Examine the impact of society changes on the relevancy of fish and wildlife conservation, and
  • Make recommendations on how programs and agencies can transform to engage and serve broader constituencies.

To begin implementing these recommendations and help more people connect to wildlife and meet the needs of changing societies, the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and Wildlife Management Institute convened a team and enlisted the help of over 60 individuals from state, provincial and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, tribes, business, industry, academia, and private citizens. This group developed the Fish and Wildlife Relevancy Roadmap recently adopted by directors at the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies conference in September 2019. Join Elsa Haubold of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a member of the coordinating team that led development of the roadmap as she guides us through the Relevancy Roadmap. Elsa will also lead us in an interactive discussion of how wildlife viewing and nature tourism is essential to transforming conservation organizations so they can achieve enhanced conservation through engagement with broader constituents.

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Dr. Elsa Haubold

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Elsa is passionate about working with partners and stakeholders to find common ground and solutions to seemingly insurmountable conservation challenges, and her career path has reflected this.  She is a fish and wildlife administrator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the... Read More →



Tuesday February 18, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am EST
Aurora and Poseidon Rooms

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