Despite being a virtual organization, the CHWA CESU meets in-person annually to discuss improvements to the collaborative process, host renowned speakers, and vote upon CHWA CESU matters.


The 2018 annual meeting will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018, at the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, WV.  Please see below for links to the current draft agendas.  If you are a CHWA CESU partner interested in attending, please complete the online registration form.  Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Meeting Agendas: 

CHWA CESU Partners Annual Meeting Draft Agenda

CHWA CESU Federal Partners Meeting Draft Agenda


The 2018 CHWA CESU Partners Annual Meeting will be streamed live at from 10am-2pm (lunch break from 11:30am-12:30pm).


In 2017, the CHWA CESU held its annual conference on November 1st at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV.  The meeting was broadcast on the Shepherd University Youtube Channel.  Please see links below for recordings of the proceedings (two links exist due to a power outage that necessitated opening a second broadcast channel), slides from featured presentations, and documents distributed at the meeting.

Recorded Proceedings: 
First Part of Annual Meeting
Second Part of Annual Meeting 

Presentation by Dr. Tim Watkins, National Park Service, Science Access and Engagement Coordinator
Presentation by Aaron Maloy, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Geneticist
Report on active CESU projects entered in CHWA CESU database
Fall 2017 CHWA CESU newsletter 



In 2016, it held a meeting of the Federal Managers Committee and All Federal and Nonfederal Partners on June 17th in Shepherdstown, WV.

Presentation by Perry Wheelock, National Park Service, National Capital Region
Presentation by Dr. Jean Brennan, Appalachian LCC


In 2015, the CHWA CESU held its annual conference on October 28th in Baltimore, MD.