Extension Wildlife & Fisheries Specialists Conferences


Date of this Version

June 1996


Published in W. Daniel Edge, ed. Proceedings of the 8th National Extension Wildlife and Fisheries Specialists Workshop: Educational Challenges for the 21st Century. [1996] Corvallis, Oregon: Oregon State University, 1998.


One of the most significant early references to the need for state and federal extension wildlife and fisheries programs was made by Smith (1936). Dr. C. B. Smith was the Assistant Director of Extension Service who spoke at the First North American Wildlife Conference. If you can locate a copy of the transactions from this conference, I encourage you to spend some time reviewing this and numerous other papers presented by some of our predecessors at this great conference. Other early references of extension wildlife and fisheries programs prior to 1950 included papers by Hill (1938), Gabrielson (1941 and 1945), and Callender (1947).