Utah Chapter Annual AFS Meeting 2018
Tuesday March 13, 2018
Fisheries Management through the use of Triploid Fish: Willard Bay Walleye Example
Weather depending, this class will start at the Willard Bay State Park South Marina at 1 pm where you will observe and learn about walleye spawning and the pressure treating of eggs for sterility. Following the field demonstration, the group will travel back to the Ogden Eccles Conference Center where there will be presentations and Q&A on the latest triploid research, how triploid fish are being used to meet challenging management objectives, and how the Willard Bay walleye spawn is contributing to a better and more consistent sport fishery at Willard Bay. After registration closes, you will be contacted with more detailed information on this continuing education class and carpooling options.
Urban Stream Restoration: Applications on the Ogden and lower Weber Rivers
Completing river restoration in urban settings can provide rich, broad-based benefits to the communities in which the projects occur. However, successfully undertaking urban river restoration projects represents unique challenges that most restoration practitioners do not typically address due to extensive infrastructure, private property, buildings and competing community values. In order to be successful, urban restoration projects need to engage a broader base of experts and interested members of the community. Engineering challenges typically require extensive design, and implementation typically occurs at a slower pace than more traditional restoration projects. Please join us at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center for a continuing education session that covers the social, engineering, and ecological challenges that might occur and some of the strategies and approaches that have been successfully applied on the Ogden and lower Weber Rivers. We will spend approximately 2 hours in the classroom going over concepts and principles, and then go out into the field to view projects at several stages of completion. This workshop will be co-hosted by Paul Burnett with Trout Unlimited, Eric McCulley with RiverRestoration.org, and Justin Anderson with Ogden City.
Opening Social and Dinner 6-10 pm at the Union Grill; address 315 24th Street, Ogden, UT 84401
Wednesday March 14, 2018 (Ogden Eccles Conference Center)
Thursday March 15, 2018 (Ogden Eccles Conference Center)
Utah AFS is awarding six student scholarships for this year’s meeting. Three of the scholarships will go to undergraduate students while the other three will go to graduate students. Registration fees for the 2018 meeting will be waived for those who are awarded the scholarships (this includes lodging, food, and registration dues). To receive a scholarship you must follow these three guidelines:
- You must be a Utah Chapter member (you can become one now by going to this website: https://fisheries.org/membership/join/) (Or, simply pay state chapter membership dues at the annual meeting during check-in)
- You must give a presentation at the Annual Meeting (oral or poster) on a fisheries/aquatics project you are or have been associated with.
- You must submit a short request statement that answers the following the questions:
- What is your educational background related to fisheries/aquatic ecology?
- What are your career goals?
- Explain the importance of fisheries managers/aquatic ecologists in today’s society.
Responses should be no shorter than a paragraph and no longer than a half page.
Time is limited so be sure to submit your responses as soon as possible. The DEADLINE to submit your paragraph is February 23. Please send your request statements and/or questions to Cassie Mellon; email@example.com.