Pathways 2023 Cohosts

Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies represents North America’s fish and wildlife agencies to advance sound, science-based management and conservation of fish and wildlife and their habitats in the public interest. cation, leadership training and international relations. The Association represents its state agency members on Capitol Hill and before the Administration to advance favorable fish and wildlife conservation policy and funding and works to ensure that all entities work collaboratively on the most important issues. The Association also provides member agencies with coordination services on cross-cutting as well as species-based programs that range from birds, fish habitat and energy development to climate change, wildlife action plans, conservation education, leadership training and international relations.

Virginia Tech Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation

Recognized widely as one of the premier programs in North America addressing fish and wildlife issues of state, national and global concern, we in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation are passionate about natural resource conservation and management and about making a difference in how our society values sustainable natural resources. Through our commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and engagement we are training the next generation of leaders in natural resource conservation and management and influencing decisions and policy in Virginia, the nation, and the world.

Colorado State University Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR) at Colorado State University is positioned to meet the complex challenges of natural resource management with a growing global population. We do this through understanding and attending to the needs and values of humans, human society and culture as they relate to the conservation and enjoyment of the natural environment. The Department offers an MS and PhD in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, an MS in Tourism Management, and an MS in Conservation Leadership; as well as graduate certificates in Adventure Tourism, Communications for Conservation and Ski Area Management. The Department is one of seven programs in the U.S. that offers a comprehensive Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral Program.

It is HDNR’s mission to empower people to explore and sustain their world. With HDNR’s belief in integrity, impact, diversity, innovation, sustainability and well-being, our vision is to re-imagine learning and discovery to benefit both people and the natural world.

The CSU Animal Human Policy Center is a resource for policymakers and government agencies to help them solve and avoid problems related to interactions between animals and people. The Center synthesizes socio-ecological information and brings diverse perspectives together to help policymakers and government agencies facilitate positive relationships between animals and humans.