The Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) is an organization whose members are the state and federal agencies with primary responsibility for management and protection of the fish and wildlife resources in 16 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Its objectives are, to protect the right of jurisdiction of the member states over their wildlife resources on public and private lands; to carefully scrutinize state and federal wildlife legislation and regulations and to offer support or opposition to legislative proposals or federal regulations in accordance with the best interests of the member states; to consult with and make recommendations to the federal wildlife and public land agencies in order that federal management programs and programs involving federal aid to member states shall be so conducted as to be in the best interests of the member states; to serve as a clearinghouse for the exchange of ideas concerning wildlife and fisheries management, research techniques, wildlife law enforcement, hunting and outdoor safety and information and education programs.
The Committee is actively seeking minority students to participate in the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA)/Minorities in Natural Resources Conservation (MINRC), October 17-20, 2021 in Roanoke, Virginia. During the SEAFWA Conference, MINRC will conduct student workshops that will provide valuable career development information. Students will participate in round table discussions to share information on selected topics relevant to seeking employment in the natural resource field. A keynote speaker will motivate the students to continue their quest to reach their goals. There will also be a career fair for students to speak with professionals regarding employment opportunities.
MINRC will pay for the following expenses: (Subject to change if conference held virtually)
- Hotel (2 students per room)
- Conference registration
- Airfare or reimbursement of gas with a receipt
Students are responsible for their means of transportation to and from their local airport and personal miscellaneous expenses.
Completed application and all materials are due September (TBD) and must be submitted electronically to SEAFWA.MINRC@yahoo.com. Students will be notified during the week of September (TBD), to confirm their registration status, where and what time to report to the conference.