Projects

Woodcock Conservation Plan

The Wildlife Management Institute and a host of partners – federal and state agencies, wildlife interest groups, municipalities and land trusts, and private companies and individuals – are working to create habitat for woodcock and other young-forest wildlife in eastern North America.

This effort is an early but large step in implementing the Woodcock Conservation Plan developed by the Woodcock Task Force and published by the Wildlife Management Institute in 2008.

Learn about woodcock at www.timberdoodle.org.

Western Quail Management Plan

The Western Quail Management Plan (Plan) has been developed under the auspices of the Resident Game Bird Working Group of the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies.  The development of the Plan  is part of a continuing effort to establish species-specific or species-group-specific conservation strategies  to guide resource planning and on-the-ground habitat management initiatives.

Spruce Grouse Management Plan

The Spruce Grouse (Falcipennis canadensis, formerly Dendragapus canadensis) Continental Conservation Plan was created to provide range-wide and Bird Conservation Region (BCR) assessments of spruce grouse population size, habitat abundance, current threats, management recommendations and research needs.

Science Reviews

The Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) is available to conduct reviews of wildlife and natural resource agency programs and functions. At the request of agencies, WMI has successfully completed over 70 reviews of fish and wildlife programs in more than 40 states and 4 provinces. WMI has also compiled and published national summaries of the organization, authority and programs of state fish and wildlife agencies in 1948, 1968, 1977, 1987 and 1997.

Predators and Prey Workshop

Marking an important milestone in documenting the integration of predator management into other conservation endeavors, a workshop session entitled "Predators and Prey: Integrating Management to Achieve Conservation Objectives" was held in March 2007 as part of the 72nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference.  The session was cosponsored by the Safari Club International Foundation and the Wildlife Management Institute.

Hunting Heritage Action Plan

A critical link exists between hunting and wildlife conservation. From all measures, the user-pays system of wildlife conservation in North America has more than fulfilled the dreams of its early founders. However, that system is showing signs of wear. Hunting license sales are generally in decline nationwide, which has consequences for long-term conservation efforts. Those consequences could potentially impact not just funding and political support for wildlife conservation, but important parts of the American fabric of life and rural culture.

Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow

Created and developed by the Wildlife Management Institute and funded as a joint partnership by the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow (CLfT), is a professional development program designed for non-hunting student and professional leaders within the natural resource sciences. CLfT focuses on hunting awareness and conservation education throughout the 4- and 5-day workshops that blend interactive classroom discussion with field experiences.