Biennial Meeting

AFS Cal-Neva Chapter Meeting

58th Cal-Neva Meeting

April 9-12th, 2024 in Redding, California
*Continuing education April 9

Join us at the Red Lion Hotel and Turtle Bay for the last meeting until 2026. The theme for the 2024 conference is “Breaching the Dam: Building Partnerships.” We will bring together people of diverse backgrounds and expertise to tell the stories about the resilience of Native American tribes, competing interests in a water-limited environment, and of native ecosystems and fishes in the face of significant hydrologic perturbations and uncertainty.  In doing so, we hope to achieve and learn from others who have experienced conservation successes and find applicable ways for people and the natural world to flourish together.

Continuing Education courses will be held on April 9th.

To make the most out of our conference experience this year, we are using the event app Whova. This is where asynchronous presentations will be stored, sponsors are featured, and virtual attendees can use the Q&A features to interact with all attendees and speakers, both in-person and virtual.

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Agenda – Available on Whova or PDF download


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Registration – only onsite registration available

Registration Rates Early* Late
Early Professional AFS Member $370 $400
Early Professional Non-AFS Member $430 $460
Non-AFS Member $460 $490
AFS Member $400 $430
Student AFS Member $100 $130
Student Non-AFS Member $135 $165
Retired AFS Member $360 $390
One Day $150 $180
Exhibitor $1,000 $1,030
Banquet Only $50 $50
Workshops – Professionals $80 $110
Workshops – Student $40 $70

*The last day for the Early Bird rates was March 5. The last day for pre-registration to guarantee meals provided with registration was April 5.

Discounted room rates are available on a first come first served basis and the Red Lion has a limited number of rooms. You can make reservations at The Red Lion through this link.

Plenary Speakers

Toz Soto


Toz Soto is the Fisheries Program Manager for the Karuk Tribe where he has spent the past 22 years working in the Klamath River.  He studied fisheries at Humboldt State University. He’s lived most of his life “off grid” in western Siskiyou County and enjoys fishing from his drift boat with his teenage daughters. He enjoys working the Klamath River most because it’s fish diversity, remoteness and never misses an opportunity to put on a wet suit and count Spring Run Chinook Salmon in places like Wooley Creek. He spent many years working on the Klamath Dam removal and looks forward to a day, not too far in the future, when Spring Run Chinook occupy the upper Klamath River.

Ann Willis

Dr. Ann Willis is the California Regional Director at American Rivers. American Rivers is the only national conservation organization dedicated to the restoration and protection of rivers throughout the country. Dr. Willis’s team leads river restoration projects from dam removal to hydropower relicensing, mountain meadow restoration, wildfire and fuels management, floodplain restoration, and urban river restoration. Prior to working at American Rivers, Dr. Willis led a research program at the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, where she worked closely with NGOs, state and federal agencies, and private landowners to guide watershed-scale conservation strategies on working lands. Her research included rivers throughout California’s Central Valley, North Coast, and Klamath. She has also worked at Watercourse Engineering, a private environmental engineering firm, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Sacramento District. She was awarded a National Science Foundation Fellowship to pursue her doctoral degree in 2016. She was also named a John Muir Institute for the Environment Fellow for her innovations in science communication, and a Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center Fellow for her research looking at headwater ecosystems and their relationship to downstream water resources. She currently serves as an alternate on the Klamath River Renewal Corporation Board of Directors, providing oversight to the largest dam removal project ever undertaken.

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