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Tuesday, February 21
Time Event Location
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Continuing Education – Environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling for
freshwater species: a practitioner’s perspective on its
development, characteristics, and application
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Continuing Education – Advances in PIT Technology Kokopelli
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM Registration Foyer
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Welcome Social Horizon/Monument

Wednesday, February 22
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM Buffet Breakfast Kokopelli and Aspen
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration Foyer
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Presentation Download Registration Table
8:00 AM – 8:10 AM Opening remarks and presidential message by
Cassie Mellon and Rick Henderson
Grand Ballroom
8:10 AM – 9:50 AM Plenary Session Grand Ballroom
9:50 AM – 10:00 AM Western Division Message by Travis Neebling Grand Ballroom
10:20 AM – 12:00 PM Contributed Papers – Concurrent Sessions Bookcliff/Columbine or
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Foyer
1:30 PM – 3:10 PM Contributed Papers – Concurrent Sessions Bookcliff/Columbine or
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Poster Session Foyer
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Student Mentoring Program and Job Fair Suplizio Field
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM Student-Hosted Social Suplizio Field

Thursday, February 23
6:30 AM – 8:00 AM Buffet Breakfast Kokopelli and Aspen
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Registration Foyer
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Presentation Download Registration Table
8:00 AM – 11:20 AM Contributed Papers – Concurrent Sessions Bookcliff/Columbine,
Horizon/Monument, or
Grand Parlor
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Business Meeting Luncheon Utah – Bookcliff/
Columbine; CO/WY –
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Contributed Papers Bookcliff/Columbine,
Horizon/Monument, or
Grand Parlor
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Banquet Grand Ballroom

Register for the UTAFS Annual Meeting at the following link    

Meeting Registration

Utah American Fisheries Society Annual meeting February 21st to 24th

2017 Utah & CO/WY AFS Chapters – Joint Annual Meeting

The theme for this year’s Joint Meeting is CROSSING BORDERS – CROSSING BARRIERS.  

In this spirit, we are soliciting presentations and posters that highlight projects and programs that span geographic, organizational, scientific, and cultural boundaries.  Please reflect on the great work you have accomplished and consider presenting your management and research projects at the meeting.  In addition to the General Sessions, there will be three symposia on Boreal Toad, Advances in PIT Technology, and Non-Native Removal Projects.  

Registration:  The registration website for attendee’s from Utah will be available starting January 5th at the following link,


The deadline for early registration pricing is January 20th.

Abstract Submission: The abstract submission deadline is January 20th and the Form can be accessed at Click Here

Continuing Education:  Two trainings will be offered on Tuesday Afternoon (1:00 to 5:00 PM).

  •       “Environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling for freshwater species: a practitioner’s perspective on its development, characteristics, and application.”
  •       Advances in PIT Technology “Title TBD”

Please select which training you plan to attend when you register.

Location: The Meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Junction.  Registration for Utah Chapter members includes a shared room for 3 nights Tuesday the 21st through Friday the 24th. Utah Chapter participants wanting to take advantage of this benefit need to specify their roommate on the registration form, or they will be paired with another member. You do not need to notify the hotel and reserve the room yourself. The early registration deadline is January 20th. We will be making hotel reservations on February 1 and cannot guarantee that UTAFS will be able to cover rooms if registering later than this.


Awards: Nominate your deserving colleagues for an award. More information can be found http://utah.fisheries.org/nominations/ Contact Bryan Englebert with nominations or questions bengelbert@utah.gov


Want to be part of the Utah AFS executive committee? We are looking for members to serve as first year committee member, secretary/treasurer, and vice-president. Contact Jerrad Goddell for more information on how you can become involved ictaluridae@gmail.com


Fundraiser items: To comply with Colorado’s rules on fundraisers, we can not accept any day of donations. If you are planning on bringing something to donate to the fundraiser, contact Paul Thompson paulthompson@utah.gov


Photos: As we have done in the past, we will be displaying a rotating picture slideshow during the banquet. Please feel free to contribute by sending interesting photos of fishery/aquatics work you completed in 2016 to Bryan Engelbert at bengelbert@utah.gov. Pictures sent to Bryan will solely be used for the banquet, and are NOT part of the photo contest.


Cassie Mellon

Utah Chapter President







Welcome to Big Sky Country! The Montana Chapter is proud to welcome you as we host the 2017 Western Division Meeting. Located in western Montana, Missoula is a vibrant, active, and scenic setting, and a river really does run through it. The rich cultural and natural history of the region has inspired the conservation and management of fisheries for decades, guaranteed to infuse the range of work you’ll see presented in Missoula. This meeting will mark the Montana Chapter’s 50th anniversary, when we will celebrate a half-century of exceptional science, stewardship, and dedication to the aquatic resources our members hold dear. Please consider being part of this unique experience by organizing a symposium, workshop, or contributing to one. The call for symposia abstracts and additional information can be found at: http://wdmtg.fisheries.org/. The deadline for abstract submittal is January 21, 2017. Mark your calendars for a one of a kind meeting you won’t soon forget!





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