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Reminder- Early Registration Ends March 5th.    
49th Annual Meeting
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The 49th Annual Meeting of the California-Nevada Chapter of the American Fisheries Society will convene April 8th-10th, 2015 at the Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz, CA.

Discounts for early registration end March 5th.  Click HERE
to register! 

Block rooms for the Hotel Paradox are FULL.  We have a small block of rooms available at the Best Western Suites just across the street from the Paradox.  Resources are limited- don't wait!    
Continuing Education Courses
 -Wednesday April 8th-
Hotel Paradox
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Passive Integrated Transponders (PIT) tags, full day workshop by Warren Leach of Oregon RFID
  • California and Federal Permit Procedures for Fisheries  Monitoring and Research in California by California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries 
  • Section 7 Consultations by Rob Nielsen, Ph.D., NOAA Fisheries, Section 7 Coordinator
  • Effective Presentation Skills by J.D. Wikert U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A full description of courses and content can be found under the Continuing Education section of our website. HERE 



Meeting Schedule 

The draft Schedule-at-a-glance is available on our website in a Downloadable PDF.

Additionally, you can download a list of oral presentations scheduled so far.


Field Trips
  • Younger Lagoon and Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Santa Cruz, CA.  Click HERE for a full description.
  • Salmonid Life Cycle Monitoring Station and Flood Plain Restoration in Lower Scott Creek.  Click HERE for a full description.

Elections for Officers

Ask not what Cal-Neva can do for you.  Ask, what YOU can do for Cal-Neva

You're probably wondering, "what do I get for serving the society?"  First you get the satisfaction of contributing to the governance a major professional society.  Elected officers also have discretionary budgets ($$$) to travel to meetings, and get to hang out with a great group of people once a month.

To submit yourself (or a great AFS friend in whom you have complete confidence), please email current President Elect, Ramona Swenson.

These executive committee positions are presently open for nominations.  

President Elect: 
  • Current nominee: Joe Merz,       Vice president of Cramer Fish Sciences and 2014 Cal-Neva AFS Award of Excellence recipient. 
  • Open for additional nominations

Treasurer: Open for nominations

Secretary: Open for nominations


        LAST CALL:

We still have a few spots open for volunteers.

Volunteers receive free conference registration.  You must be a student, intern or scientific aid to qualify. 

Please e-mail Patrick Crain- Volunteer Coordinator
for available opportunities!

The 2015Cal Neva Chapter Conference takes place in the luxury of the   Hotel Paradox, in Santa Cruz, Ca.

The block room rate at the Hotel Paradox is now full. 

We have a limited block or room at the Best Western Suites across the street from the Hotel Paradox. Register online HERE

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