2022 Great Lakes Regional Conference
35th Anniversary Celebration
September 18-23, 2022
The 2022 GREAT LAKES NAFWS REGIONAL CONFERENCE will be hosted by the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians during the week of September 18-23, 2022 at the Sevenwinds Casino, Lodge, and Convention Center in Hayward, WI. The theme for this year’s conference is “Climate Adaptation and Wildlife Diseases.”
Please join us for our 35th Anniversary Celebration.
Forensic Interview and Interrogation Techniques for Conservation Officers – Jeff Baile, Jeffery N Baile and Associates
A comprehensive interview and interrogation training program focusing on modern communication skills for today’s conservation officer. The 2-day training will cover four major topics, including Getting Along with People, Implicit Communications, Truth and Deception Detection, and Interrogation/Persuasion.
Additional Conference Highlights
This year’s conference will include Conservation Enforcement/Training, Environmental Protection/Training, Tribal Trust Issues, Wildlife Management, Fisheries Management, Wildlife Diseases, Mining Issues, Environmental Issues, Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Projects and Circle of Flight Projects, and funding opportunities occurring in our region. Other activities will include a Director’s reception, a Red Lake Walleye picnic, a traditional feast, awards banquet and silent auction with many nice items, entertainment, golf tournament, softball, and natural resources tours.
On Monday, September 19, 2022, the Great Lakes NAFWS will be conducting a Trapper Workshop, Covid and Sars White-tailed Deer Sample Training, and a Raptor Handling Technical Training Courses.
Registration Fees – Register in person after September 16, 2022
NAFWS Member or Member Tribe Employee – $200
Non-member – $250 (includes membership)
Early Registration Discount – $25 off (register before August 19th)
*Must be logged in to receive membership discount – See Registration Instructions above
Mail checks to
Native American Fish & Wildlife Society
10465 Melody Dr., Ste. 307
Northglenn, CO 80234
- Click the login button on the top right corner of the screen
- Enter your email address and hit forgot password
- Follow email instructions to set a new password.
- Log onto your account
- Discounts will automatically apply if you have purchased a membership.
If purchasing multiple tickets, please fill out attendee details for each ticket purchased. For accommodations and dietary restrictions, submit requests in the Additional Information field. Contact Heidi McCann (email@example.com) to verify membership or for assistance setting up an account.
Room Reservations (Room block open until Aug 31)
Sevenwinds Casino, Lodge and Convention Center: 715-634-8574 ext. 3
75 Rooms Available Under Block: # 1231 or “Great Lakes NAFWS”
Rates: HQN $57.60 | DQQ $62.10 | BQN $75.60 | JSN $81.00 |KSN $85.50
Over Flow Hotels in Area:
- Flat Creek Inn
10290 State Road 27 S,
Hayward, Wisconsin 54843
- Holiday Inn
15586 County Road B,
Hayward, WI 54843
15601 US Hwy 63 N,
Hayward , WI, 54843
Call for Great Lakes Regional Award Nominations – Due Aug 19th
We are currently seeking nominations for the four annual awards:
- Patricia Zakovek Conservation Officer of the Year Award,
- Glen T. Miller Tribal Leadership Award, (For Chairpersons)
- William Eger Biologist of the Year Award,
- Great Lakes NAFWS Technician of the Year Award
If you wish to nominate someone, please contact Don Reiter (firstname.lastname@example.org; 715-701-3669) or Terry Metoxen (email@example.com; 920-562-5704). Submit nominations by August 19, 2022. These awards are very important for our region to recognize our peers and congratulate them on a job well done.
Call for Abstracts – Due July 29th
We are calling for papers for oral presentation at the conference. Abstracts are due July 29th, 2022. The theme for this year’s conference is “Climate Adaptation and Wildlife Diseases.” Major focus areas will include, but are not limited to:
- Climate Change
- Environmental Protection/Training
- Conservation Law Enforcement/Training
- Fish Culture/Fisheries Management
- Wildlife Management
- Water Resources/Environmental Protection
- Youth Programs
- Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Projects
- Circle of Flight Projects
- Invasive Species
Donations for Silent Action, Door Prizes, and Raffles
Please do not forget to bring items for the silent auction, raffles and door prizes. All items will be used to support the Great Lakes Regional Chapter. There will also be rifle and card raffles. So please be generous in your donations. Suggested item are coats, t-shirts, hunting supplies, archery equipment or supplies, prints, baskets, wild rice, books, beadwork, arts and crafts, camping supplies, paintings, casino packets etc. Donations can be provided at the start of the conference.
Sponsors, Vendors & Booths
The Society is again seeking assistance in sponsoring morning/afternoon coffee breaks. The cost of each break is about $ 350.00. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Don Reiter, Great Lakes Regional Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-701-3669.
For more information contact:
Donald J. Reiter, Regional Director, Great Lakes NAFWS
Terry Metoxen, Regional Director, Great Lakes NAFWS
April Richards, Public Information Officer, NAFWS
For assistance registering or to membership status contact Heidi McCann at email@example.com.