The Management Assistance Team (MAT) is a six-person, high-performing team that is part of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Funded by a Multistate Conservation Grant, MAT’s offices are located at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Think of MAT as an internal training resource on retainer for all fifty state fish and wildlife agencies across the country. MAT’s products and services concentrate on the agency administration—the people part of the equation. MAT helps state fish and wildlife agencies in the areas of leadership and professional development. In addition to MAT’s involvement with leadership and professional development, MAT staff is also responsible for staffing the National Conservation Leadership Institute.

Learn more about the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies at http://www.fishwildlife.org/