Welcome to the 85th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference. I want to thank all the state agency, federal agency, non-governmental organizations, businesses, industries, and exhibitors for your participation and financial support to make this conference successful. Thank you, Jim Douglas, for the welcome to Nebraska – a special place in the heartland of America. Finally, I would like to welcome Aurelia Skipworth, the new Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Aurelia, we are honored that you could make time in your busy schedule to participate in this conference.