Letter to EPA on Bristol Bay Mining Assessment

31 March 2014 Gina McCarthy William Jefferson Clinton Building U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., 1101A Washington, DC 20460    Dear Administrator McCarthy: The American Fisheries Society (AFS) submits this letter in appreciation and support of the recently completed EPA report entitled “An Assessment of Potential Mining Impacts on Salmon Ecosystems of Bristol Bay,.. read more →

Better Road-Stream Crossing Designs Can Help Prevent Road Wash-outs and Help Fish

For Immediate Release February 18, 2014 Contact: Beth Beard 301-897-8616 x 215 bbeard@fisheries.org Better Road-Stream Crossing Designs Can Help Prevent Road Wash-outs and Help Fish When Tropical Storm Irene inundated the White River watershed in the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont in 2011, many local roads washed out where stream culverts failed to handle.. read more →

Scientists Question Wyden O&C Logging Plan

For Immediate Release February 6, 2014 Contacts: Dominick A. DellaSala, Ph.D. (541-482-4459 x 302; 541-621-7223) Robert Hughes, Ph.D. (208-354-2632)   Scientists Question Wyden O&C Logging Plan Two preeminent scientific societies believe plan increases extinction risks for salmon, other threatened wildlife Washington, DC—Two international scientific organizations, the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) and the American Fisheries.. read more →

Tom Bigford Named AFS Policy Director

For Immediate Release: January 30, 2014 Contact: Beth Beard, 301-897-8616 x215, bbeard@fisheries.org The American Fisheries Society (AFS) is pleased to welcome Tom Bigford as our new Policy Director starting on February 18. Bigford has been Chief of the Habitat Protection Division at the Office of Habitat Conservation at the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA).. read more →

Imperiled Freshwater Organisms of North America Website

For Immediate Release: January 29, 2014 Contact: Beth Beard, 301-897-8616 x215, bbeard@fisheries.org The American Fisheries Society (AFS) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently renewed an agreement to host a website listing the imperiled fish, crayfish, snails, and mollusks of North America. Since 1972, the AFS Endangered Species Committee has been tracking the status of.. read more →

Urban Streams Face Many Challenges but Rehabilitation Still Helpful

For Immediate Release Contact: Beth Beard 22 January 2014 bbeard@fisheries.org 301-897-8616 x215 City life is hard on fish, according to a new pair of review papers in this month’s Fisheries, the magazine of the American Fisheries Society. A team of scientists, largely based in the Pacific Northwest, reviewed the many stressors of urban streams, along.. read more →

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