Welcome to the 84th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. I want to thank all the attendees for taking time out of your busy schedules to participate in this conference. I offer special thanks to all the state agency, federal agency, non-governmental organizations, businesses, industries, and exhibitors for your financial support to help make this conference successful. I also want to recognize the special session chairs, workshop chairs, and the speakers. Thank you for your time and efforts to provide meaningful dialogue on the conservation challenges facing our nation.