We Need Your Fundraising Ideas for the Reno-Tahoe Meeting!

The conference planning committee for the Reno-Tahoe AFS-TWS National Meeting is looking for additional contacts for fundraising opportunities. If you have ideas for potential sponsors at the local level within the California-Nevada Chapter level, please contact either Katrina Dunn at or Maddelyn Harden at with your suggestions. Read More

Cal-Neva Members After-Party at Reno-Tahoe Meeting!

There are plans in the works for a poolside “after party” at the Peppermill Hotel on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, open to all current Cal-Neva members. The event will begin at 9:30 PM. It will follow our joint networking social with the Sacramento-Shasta Chapter of TWS that begins at 7:30 PM, also at the Peppermill. Read More

Chapter Elections Results 2019!

In summer 2019 the Chapter elected two new Executive Officers, to the offices of President and Treasurer. Congratulations to incoming President-Elect Dave Lentz, and the incoming Treasurer Jose Setka! Thank-you to all the candidates who threw their hats into the ring! We offer a huge thank-you to outgoing Past-President Laurie Earley and Treasurer Jim Hobbs... Read More

Top 10 Reasons Y’All Should Come to Reno–Tahoe for the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society

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

Time to Recognize a Colleague or Organization: Cal-Neva AFS Chapter Call for Award Nominations — 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... Read More

Elections for 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. We are fortunate to have the following candidates.... Read More

Important Update to Cal-Neva Travel Awards!

Now due JUNE 18, 2019! The Cal-Neva Chapter is aiming to help more of its members to attend the special Joint Annual Conference of the AFS and TWS in Reno, NV from September 29 – October 3, 2019. The 2019 Cal-Neva Semi-Annual Travel Awards will be adjusted to provide additional awards. There will be two... Read More

April President’s Message

When I sat down to write my message for this newsletter, I had a bit of writer’s block. Those that know me know it’s a fairly rare occurrence that I can’t think of something to say. Then it occurred to me that the reason I was having trouble is that we have so much going... Read More