The 81st Annual Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference will be held virtually, Monday, February 1 – Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Please join us! This meeting includes the AFS North Central Division Annual Business Meeting.
The theme of the 2021 Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference will be “Fostering Diversity.” In addition to the work natural resource professionals do to encourage species diversity in the habitats they manage, it is critical that we also foster diversity in participation in the outdoors among the people we serve and who work in our professional ranks. Our plenary session will feature Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces, a seminal work on the roots of gaps in outdoor participation between white people and other ethnicities. Other plenary speakers will describe programs being used to close some of those gaps both among different ethnicities and genders.