North American Waterfowl Professional Plan (NAWPEP) Progress Summary, July 2020-Sept 2021

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North American Waterfowl Professional Plan (NAWPEP) Progress Summary
Reporting period: July 1, 2020 – September 30, 2021

Prepared by Diane Eggeman, NAWPEP Coordinator

The Steering Committee of NAWPEP works to advance recommendation #7 of North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) 2018 Update: “Bolster training programs for future waterfowl management professionals.” The goal of NAWPEP is to: Engage and assist universities, colleges, and all NAWMP partners with establishing, sustaining, and enhancing academic and experiential programs in waterfowl science and management, in order that sufficient numbers of professionals representing human diversity from across North America are supported, available, and employed to sustain professional capacity and excellence of future waterfowl science and management. Specific objectives of NAWPEP and the current membership of the steering committee are presented in the NAWPEP Strategic Plan.

The following summarizes actions of the steering committee related to its planning and operation:
• Steering Committee met quarterly by Zoom, 9 July 2020, 23 October 2020, 4 February 2021, 27 April 2021, 27 July 2021; and held a special meeting on 8 June 2021
• Developed NAWPEP Strategic Plan
      o Solicited, received, and incorporated input from stakeholders and partners
     o Presented final draft to NAWMP Committee
     o Plan Committee endorsed strategic plan
     o Distributed final strategic plan and made available online: NAWPEP Strategic Plan
     o Developed work plan and priorities
• Developed Terms of Reference for Steering Committee, which described member responsibilities and elements of committee operation
• Sent survey to university waterfowl faculty to get feedback on strategic plan and suggestions for how NAWPEP can help them

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