Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference

Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference
2/1/21, 8:00 am - 2/3/21, 4:30 pm


The 2021 Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference marks its 81st annual occurrence.

Due to COVID-19 this year's conference will be held virtually. Conference organizers say to expect the same informative and timely content as in years before and that participants will easily connect and collaborate with other conference attendees from across the region.

This online event will include plenary sessions, organized symposia, on-demand oral presentations, and a virtual trade show, e-poster gallery, and awards ceremony.

Featured in the plenary session will be Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors. Other plenary speakers will describe programs that address gaps in outdoor participation among different ethnicities and genders.

The full conference schedule is on the Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference website.


Monday, Feb. 01, 2021 - Thursday, Feb. 03, 2021 (CST)

Coregonids in the Great Lakes Region: Resiliency, Rehabilitation, and Range Reduction hosted by Minnesota Sea Grant

  • Feb. 1, 2021. S-01: (Part I) 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 3, 2021. S-01: (Part 2) 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 4, 2021. S-01: (Part 3) 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Future of Aquaculture in the Midwest Region: Barriers and Opportunities hosted by the Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative

  • Feb. 3, 2021. S-10: (Part 1) 8:00 a.m. to noon.
  • Feb. 3, 2021. S-10: (Part 2) 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


This conference is for fish and wildlife professionals, students, formal and informal teachers, and educators.


Wherever you have an internet connection.


Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference registration form


Amy Schrank, fisheries and aquaculture extension educator, Minnesota Sea Grant, aschrank@umn.edu

Don Schreiner, fisheries specialist, Minnesota Sea Grant, schr0941@d.umn.edu

Randy Eshenroder, science advisor, Great Lakes Fishery Commission, randye@glfc.org

Peter Jacobson, retired, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, pejacobs58@gmail.com