Continuing Education and Training

Upcoming workshops

1st Annual Cal-Neva AFS Native Fish Workshop

September 7-8, 2018
Camp Richardson, South Lake Tahoe

The workshop will feature a half-day symposium starting a 2 pm on Friday (the 7th) and tours of local restoration sites on Saturday, exploring the ecology and conservation of fish native to the Tahoe Basin and eastern Sierra regions of California and Nevada.

  • Tentative speakers include Dr. Mary Peacock, Dr. Sudeep Chandra, Tom Taylor, Gary Scoppettone, Theresa Cody, and Zachary Bess, among others.
  • There is no charge for the Workshop.
  • This event is open to aquatic ecologist of all life history phases (student-working-retired).
  • We have reserved space at Camp Richardson Campground on Friday and Saturday nights (cost will be split amongst those staying in the reserved site). Please bring your own camping equipment.
  • A Welcoming Social will be held Friday evening at the Taylor Cabin on Fallen Leaf Lake.
  • Dinner will be provided September 7, but bring your own foo
    d for other meals
  • The Workshop starts at 1 pm at the Camp Richardson Boat House.
  • Bring snorkeling gear if you want to investigate Tahoe fishes in local streams or in the lakes. Water temperatures in September will be moderate (18-20 C) but prolonged immersion is difficult without the aid of a wetsuit.
  • For more information or to RSVP, please contact Thomas Taylor

Download the Native Fishes Workshop Flyer.

Download the Native Fishes Workshop Registration Form.


Tidewater Goby Management & Ecology Workshop

September 21-23, 2018
Clem Miller Environmental Education Center
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Coordinator/Contact for Questions: Ivan Parr,

This workshop, jointly hosted by the Cal/Neva Chapter of the American Fisheries Society and the Western Section of The Wildlife Society, will focus on one of California’s most enigmatic species: the Northern tidewater goby (Eucylogobius newberryi) and the recently named Southern tidewater goby (Eucylogobius kristinae). Our instructors will discuss natural history, mitigation, restoration, and survey techniques for this Federally Endangered species. The field portion, demonstrating survey techniques for goby species, will take place in Lagunitas Creek, one of the few remaining freshwater creeks containing a near-pristine assemblage of native fishes.

Ramona Swenson, Ph.D.
Restoration Ecology Program Manager Environmental Science Associates

Darren Fong
Aquatic Ecologist
Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Brenton Spies, MS
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of California Los Angeles

Michael Reichmuth
Fisheries Biologist
Point Reyes National Seashore

Daniel Chase, MS
Senior Fisheries Biologist, WRA


Download the workshop flyer, schedule, and other information here

Visit the registration site here.


Member Continuing Education

The American Fisheries Society has a long and reputable history of promoting and enhancing the technical, professional, and administrative knowledge and skills of its members. In this spirit, the Cal-Neva AFS Continuing Education program is committed to the development of meaningful and timely continuing education opportunities that facilitate the collaboration and further development of our chapter members.

The Cal-Neva AFS Continuing Education program is designed for students and professionals who seek to enhance and broaden their knowledge and skills necessary to meet the demands of fisheries management. Courses cover the scientific, technical, regulatory, and public policy knowledge related to fisheries management and environmental decision making. The program aims to provide the necessary courses to analyze, assess, and manage a wide variety of fisheries issues from general topics to specific applications.

In order to accomplish this goal, chapter members are encouraged to get involved. Please contact the Continuing Education Chair, Brian Mahardja, with your course ideas and together we can create a successful and thriving program.