Monthly Archives: May 2018

A Long‐Term Watershed‐Scale Partnership to Restore Bull Trout Across Federal, State, Private, and Historic Tribal Land Near Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

  Photo credit: National Park Service We review a 28‐year project to restore a Bull Trout Salvelinus confluentus population in a small Oregon watershed. Restoration evolved from eradication and exclusion of nonnative fishes within the boundaries of a national park to stream reconstruction and reconnection of a historical stream network across state and private property. Management of... Read More

2018 Annual Meeting Skinner Memorial Raffle

Preparations for the Skinner Memorial Raffle at the 2018 annual meeting in Atlantic City are being made. We are contacting members nationwide to help in obtaining items for this exciting raffle. Activity Items such as vacation stays, restaurant meals, and outdoor activities (such as fishing trips, aquarium/museum tickets, etc.) as well as big ticket prizes... Read More

Bipartisan Wildlife Refuge Volunteer Legislation Signed into Law

In late April, the Keep America’s Refuges Operational Act was signed into law. This legislation reauthorizes the National Wildlife Refuge System volunteer, community partnership, and education programs that help ensure the public can visit, explore, fish, hunt, and study wildlife for generations to come. H.R. 3979 passed the House in December, with overwhelming bipartisan support.... Read More

Staff Notes

  Retirements We would like to recognize two of our staff members who have recently retired from AFS: Howard Williams and Juantia Flick. The two have worked a combined 27 years for American Fisheries Society, with Howard working as an Office Administrative Specialist and Juantia in the Membership section.   Howard came to AFS after... Read More

AFS and Partners Call for Forest Service R&D Support

AFS joined with a number of organizations and professional societies in calling for support of the Forest Service’s Research and Development (R&D) program to improve the future health and sustainability of the nation’s forests and grasslands for the benefits to forests, wildlife, and fish.  In a letter to Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Ranking Member... Read More