A national Native American non-profit organization, the Native American Fish & Wildlife Society, serves as a communication medium for self-determined Native American fish and wildlife managers.

We serve as a communication network between tribal, federal, and state fish and wildlife management entities.

38th Annual
Native American Fish & Wildlife Society

National Conferance

May 4 - May 7, 2020

A communication network organization, the NAFWS hosts a national conference each year. The Society is divided into seven regional areas in the U.S., which includes the Pacific, Great Plains, Great Lakes, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest, and Alaska Regions. Each year, one of these regions on a rotating basis will host (with a tribe) from that region a national conference.

Who Attends the National Conference
The conference is an opportunity for tribal natural resource managers, technicians, conservation law officers, government agencies, and many others, to receive training, network, share information, and discuss current technical information and legislative initiatives.

Conference Code of Conduct

Hosted by the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida and the NAFWS Southeast Region

Come share your research and/or projects in our
Concurrent and Poster



We invite presenters, keynote speakers, volunteers, sponsors, co-sponsors, trade show exhibitors (corporate, government, tribal natural resource programs, NGOs, and tribal businesses).

Abstract submissions due March 2,2020 at 11:59 pm CST. Notification of acceptance on March 9,2020.

Call for Abstracts

Travel Scholarships for Students

Limited student conference travel scholarships are available
(Due March 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST)


 Travel Scholarships for Students

FOR MORE INFO: Call (303) 466-1725


Dr. Julie Thorstenson
Executive Director
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Ashley Carlisle
Education Coordinator
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Lodging - Miccosukee Resort and Gaming

Miccosukee Resort Gaming

500 SW 177th Ave, Miami, FL 33194
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Special room rates have been secured.

Annual Native Fish & Wildlife Conference Room Block using Reservation Code: NATIVE951

To reserve a room, please call Miccosukee Resort at (305) 925-2555 or (877) 242-6464.

You may also create reservations online. Please visit www.miccosukee.com, click on the Resort & Gaming tab, then click on book a room & enter the code into the group code box.

You can also make a reservation via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cut- Off Date for Making Reservations

The Cut-off date for accepting guest reservations is April 1, 2020. Reservation request received after 11:59PM (ET) on the cut-off date will be accepted at the prevailing rate, based on room type availability.

Arrivals and Departures: Check in time for a group is 3P.M. and check out is 12P.M.

The rate varies from $109 - $129 based on availability

9.7 % tribal Tax will be added to room rate per night, per room.
Complementary shuttle pick up to and from the MIA airport with advance notice (reservation required)