Travel Awards 2019 – Applications due Feb. 8

The application period for the AFS California-Nevada Chapter (Cal-Neva) Travel Awards is now open! Travel support of up to $500.00 will be made available for up to two successful applicants for 2019.  The awards provide monetary support for deserving applicants to support their attendance of conferences, annual meetings, or workshops. Applicants who are active in fisheries,... Read More

Reno-Tahoe Extended Deadlines

Due to the federal government shutdown, TWS/AFS have extended the submission deadlines for symposia proposals, continuing education course and workshop proposals, and paper/poster abstracts for the 2019 Reno-Tahoe joint conference with The Wildlife Society. Go here ( to learn more. And please join the new Reno-Tahoe 2019 Facebook group, where you can collaborate with TWS... Read More

AFS/TWS National Meeting in Reno, 2019 – Call for Symposia Proposals

Time to start planning for the 2019 Joint AFS-TWS Reno-Tahoe meeting next September! Online submission for symposium proposals opens on Friday, December 14. In the meantime, go here ( to learn more about the meeting. And please join the new Reno-Tahoe 2019 Facebook group (fishnwild) where you can collaborate with TWS colleagues on joint symposia... Read More

Incoming President’s Message – Steve Brumbaugh

How many times have we all heard the phrase, “it’s all about your perspective”? It is a pretty simple phrase, yet it’s relevance spans all facets of life. Things can be viewed either as hardship or as a challenge and character builder. A tough climb becomes another downhill slope when you look down from the... Read More

Outgoing President’s Message – Laurie Earley

It was my honor to travel with our incoming President, Steve Brumbaugh, and President-Elect, Rob Titus, to the Jersey Shore representing the California-Nevada Chapter.  The three of us attended the 2018 American Fisheries Society’s 148th Annual Meeting in Atlantic City, NJ.  The Mid-Atlantic chapter welcomed us and made sure attendees enjoyed the beach; from events... Read More

New Chapter Officers

The AFS Cal-Neva Chapter is excited to welcome its new Officers for the 2018-2019 term! Traditionally the roles of our Chapter Presidents (President-Elect, President, and Past-President) and other Officers change during the AFS National Meeting. Steve Brumbaugh is the new Chapter President. Rob Titus is the new President-Elect. Kathleen Berridge is the new Secretary.  Laurie Earley... Read More

Native Fishes Committee Takes a Dive

The newly formed Native Fishes Committee is responsible for promoting the awareness and conservation of California and Nevada’s native fishes through education and outreach activities, public recognition of outstanding work towards native fish conservation, and serving as an outlet for the discussion and dissemination of information pertinent to California and Nevada’s native fishes.  The committee... Read More