Unit Leaders Webinar on June 7th

AFS Unit Leaders Webinar AFS will hold a webinar for all current Unit Leaders on Friday, June 7th from 1-2 pm EDT. The main topic of this webinar is “Tips and Strategies for Holding Joint Meetings” among AFS Units and/or outside organizations. We will be hearing from Brad Fink of the Virginia Chapter, Karin Limberg... Read More

The Time is Now: 150 Years in the Making

Doug Austen | AFS Executive Director The American Fisheries Society will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2020. This milestone anniversary represents a century and a half of achievements to advance the field of fisheries and aquatic resources. Celebrating 150 years of fisheries science and conservation allows us to honor the past and set the... Read More

Washington Takes on Climate Change? Rhetoric vs. Reality

Policy Column Drue Banta Winters | AFS Policy Director In its first month, the 116th Congress was embroiled in a debate over funding for a border wall between Mexico and the United States, the primary roadblock in finalizing the federal fiscal year 2019 budget. The stalemate resulted in the longest government shutdown on record. Natural... Read More

Fish Habitat Section Launches New Rising Star Award

Fish Habitat Section of the American Fisheries Society  “Rising Star Award for Outstanding Early-Career Contributions in Fish Habitat Conservation” Background: This award recognizes the outstanding early-career contributions of students and early professionals in the field of fish habitat conservation. This fills a need to recognize the achievements of individuals who achieve early-career success on projects... Read More

Communicating that Conservation Matters

Guest Column Darren Miller | President, The Wildlife Society Similar to many wildlife biologists of my generation, I entered the field due to my love of the outdoors, experienced through hunting and fishing with my dad, older brother, and great uncle. In Kentucky in the late 1970s to the early 1980s when I was growing... Read More

AFS Joins Hunting and Fishing Groups in Filing Final Comments Opposing Clean Water Rollback

News for Immediate Release April 15, 2019 Contact: Kristyn Brady, 617-501-6352, [email protected] Hunting and Fishing Groups File Final Comments Opposing Clean Water Rollback 14 national groups and 70 local affiliate chapters oppose the proposed weakening of clean water standards that would threaten fish and wildlife habitat (Washington, D.C.) — Today, dozens of national, regional, and... Read More

American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society Oppose Changes to the Waters of the US Rule

American Fisheries Society 425 Barlow Place, Suite 110, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 Telephone: 301-897-8616 The Wildlife Society 425 Barlow Place, Suite 200, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 Telephone: 301-897-9770 April 12, 2019 Mr. R.D. James Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 441 G Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20314 Via... Read More