84th North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference

Registration is now open for the 2019 North American Wildlife & Natural Resources Conference, which will be held March 4-8, 2019, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown (location of the 2014 North American). The hotel is situated on the 16th Street Mall, home to many shops and restaurants. The address is 1550 Court Place, Denver, Colorado 80202 and you can visit their website for more information.

Downtown Denver Sheraton Hotel

Airport Shuttle:
Denver now has a light rail from DIA to Union Station downtown for $9.00 each way. From Union Station you can connect to the 16th Street Mall shuttle for free. The hotel is located just off the 16th Street Mall.

More shuttle information

Special Sessions:
Four special sessions will be held concurrently on Wednesday, March 6, directly following the conference's opening session that morning. You can find more information on each session below.

America’s Shifting Wildlife Values are Affecting the Trajectory of Wildlife Management in the U.S.

Broadening the Tent: Valuing Wildlife Conservation

Landscape Connectivity and Wildlife Corridors: Linking Science, Practice, and Policy

Wildlife Management in Canada: Uniqueness and Alignment of Indigenous Rights, Policy, and Funding

Download the Conference App:

The conference schedule and final program content are available in mobile format through the free ATTENDIFY app. Download “Attendify” from the app store, then search within the app for “84th North American Conference”. To access the program details, click on “84th North American Conference” and then “Join”. Highlights of the app includes the ability to build your personal agenda, the partner/exhibitor directory, an interactive hotel floor plan, opportunities to interact with fellow app users attending the conference, and more! The app will be updated during the conference as changes come in and notifications will be sent.

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For more than 80 years, WMI has administered the North American Wildlife and Natural Resource Conference. The North American Conference sessions, workshops and more than 150 separate meetings and functions, serve as the annual forum to set conservation policy in North America.

Conference attendees include the administrators of federal, state and provincial wildlife and other natural resource agencies, college and university program leaders, heads of leading private conservation organizations, and other managers, scientists, researchers, officials and students of natural resources. The conference is a regular gathering of professionals to learn and exchange ideas, through a formal program, related meetings and other scheduled business, social and educational events.

The conference format is designed so that attendees leave with

  • A better understanding of the origins, complexities and likely solutions to current conservation issues, and
  • A better sense of the need for and the methods to achieve coordinated, cooperative management of the continent's wildlife.

The "North American" is outlined annually by a Conference Program Committee, chaired by WMI. As many as 20 different agencies and private organizations have participated in helping set the agenda of the North American. In addition, agencies and organizations schedule more than 150 meetings and functions to overlap and occur in conjunction with each conference.