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Best Presentation - Previous Recipients

2023 Winner

Chris Gerecke

Timmons Group

2021 and 2022

No Winner; Virtual Conference

2020 Winners (tie):

Brittany Bajo

Tennessee Technological University

“Field Validating a Suitable Habitat Model for the Gasconade River”

Don Schrupp

Colorado Division of Wildlife (retired)

“OFWIM Annual Conference Archive—A Title Slide Review of the Last Decade’s Presentations”

2019 Winner

Daniel McGarvey

Virginia Commonwealth University

“Look at me: I have something I want to share with you”

2018 Winner

Karen Horodysky

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources

“A Tool for Data Consolidation and Standardization”

2017 Winner

Powell Wheeler

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

“Lake Bathymetry Mapping using a Raspberry Pi and Open-Source Software”

2016 Winner

Jeff Kopaska

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

“Factors Affecting Fishing License Purchase Patterns and Angler Retention Strategies in Iowa”

2015 Winner

Chris Burkett

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

“Making Data Approachable in Virginia’s Wildlife Action Plan”

2014 Winner

Keith Hurley

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

“There’s a Word for That!”

2013 Winner

Jeff Kopaska

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

“How to Manage Your Agency’s Fish Web Pages Without the Webmaster Lifting a Finger”

2012 Winner

Keith Hurley

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

“The Surprising Impacts of Technology: Development of a Fish

Identification Mobile Application”

2011 Winner

Tom Treiman

Missouri Department of Conservation

“The Missouri River Public Use Assessment: Developing a Database to

Present Statistical Results”

2010 Winners (tie)

Kirk Keller

Missouri Department of Conservation

“Smartphone Development: Examples at Two Ends of the Spectrum”

Beth Stys

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

“Development of a Mobile Application for Collecting Spatial Oil

Observation During Aerial Surveys”

2009 Winner

Bruce Schmidt

Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

“Evaluation of a New Tool for Computerizing Fisheries Data in the Field”

2008 Winner

Joel Sartwell

Missouri Department of Conservation

“Animal-borne Video Systems: Recent Developments for Terrestrial

Conservation Research”

2007 Winner

Kenneth G. Boykin

New Mexico State University

“Application of SWReGAP Data: Perspectives from State Wildlife Agencies”

2006 Winner

Brian Huberty

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

“Remote Sensing Systems Overview for Fish and Wildlife Managers”

2005 Winner

Helen Enander and Daria Hyde

Michigan Natural Features Inventory

“Mobile GIS Technology Assists in the Conservation of the Federally Endangered Mitchell’s Satyr Butterfly in Michigan”

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