Vote in Cal-Neva Elections, Nominate for Awards, Register for Reno-Tahoe & Native Fishes Workshop, Moderate a Reno-Tahoe Session!
AFS Cal-Neva Newsletter
28 June 2019
Elections for President and Treasurer!

There is still time to vote for the next Cal-Neva President and Treasurer! Let your voice be heard! In 2019 the Chapter will elect two new Executive Officers, to the offices of President and Treasurer. Electronic voting will open on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 9:00 am PST and will close on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm PST. 

See the candidates' statements and get more information about voting here
Top 10 Reasons Y'all Should Come to Reno for the Joint Annual Meeting of the AFS and TWS

Note: For those of you whose attendance at the Reno-Tahoe meeting is dependent on the California state budget that was recently approved, we have it on good authority that the early bird registration deadline will be extended to July 12!

The upcoming joint annual meeting of AFS and TWS is going  to be a singular event for natural resource professionals-a real  smörgåsbord of learning and professional development opportunities. If you're still looking for a reason to come to Reno, read on - General Meeting Co-Chairs Rob Titus and Jackie Watson have compiled their top 10!

Read more here
"Pokal" by Wolday, Mekonnen / Larvik Museum is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
There is Still Time to Nominate a Colleague or Organization for a  Cal-Neva AFS Chapter Award  - Deadline July 15, 2019

Each year the Cal-Neva Chapter award individuals and entities for their professional achievement, service, and contributions to fisheries science and the profession.  Please consider recognizing a worthy person or group for one of the Cal-Neva Awards.  To nominate an individual or group for one of the awards, please provide a one-page summary of the contributions and accomplishments of the nominee that specifically aligns with the award category.   Please send your nominations to the Cal-Neva AFS email:  The nomination deadline is July 15, 2019.
Russian River Hitch
Pinot and Pikeminnow: 2nd Annual Native Fishes Workshop

There is still time to sign up for the Second Annual Cal-Neva Native Fishes Workshop!  This year's Workshop will highlight the incredible diversity of the Russian River fish community.  The Workshop will include a half-day symposium focusing on fish native to the Russian River, followed by a day of kayaking/snorkeling the lower Russian River observing fish.
WHEN: August 5th and 6th, 2019. WHERE: Sonoma Water Education facility on the Russian River near Forestville, and Camping at Casini Ranch on the lower Russian River (directions will be provided to registrants).  COST: The Workshop and Camping are free, but you must register to attend.  In addition, there will be a Cal-Neva hosted (free) BBQ Monday night at the campground.

Get more information about the workshop here
Moderate a Session at the AFS-TWS Conference in Reno

Looking for a way to network and contribute at the 2019 AFS/TWS Joint Meeting in Reno?  Be a moderator for a contributed paper session.
One of the best ways to develop your professional network is to act as a session moderator at a conference in your field. Not only does this associate your name with a topic area, but you'll also have the opportunity to connect with your peers and meet top researchers in your field.
The Program Committee is seeking moderators for over 20 Contributed Paper Sessions. There are a variety of sessions covering topics from Fish Health to Marine Fish Ecology and sessions are available throughout the week.  If interested in volunteering please contact Laurie Earley ( and Steve Brumbaugh (  

Get more information about moderating a contributed session here
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