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 Utah Chapter Annual AFS Meeting 2018

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The Utah Chapter AFS meeting will be held March 13-15, 2018 at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center located at 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT  84401.
Lodging will be at the Hampton Inn and Suites attached to the conference center; address 2401 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT  84401.
Spill over lodging will be available at the Ben Lomond Suites; address 2510 Washington Blvd., Ogden, UT  84401.

Tuesday March 13, 2018

Continuing education 1-5 pm

 

  • 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)

Morning Session 8-12 pm
Business Lunch 12-1:30 pm
Afternoon Session 1:30-4:30 pm
Poster Session 4:30-6:00 pm
Banquet 6-10 pm

Thursday March 15, 2018 (Ogden Eccles Conference Center)

Morning Session 8-12 pm

Adjourn 12:30

2018 Utah Chapter AFS Chapter meeting costs*

Early registration deadline is February 23, 2018
– 2018 Utah Chapter Membership dues – $25**
– Early Registration for Utah Chapter Members – $80**
– Early Registration for Non-Utah Chapter Members – $130
– Late Registration for Utah Chapter Members – $100
– Late Registration for Non-Utah Chapter Members – $150
– Early Registration for Student Utah Chapter Members – $25
– Late Registration for Student Utah Chapter Members – $35
– Early Registration for Student Non-Utah Chapter Members – $55
– Late Registration for Student Non-Utah Chapter Members – $65
– Extra Banquet Ticket – $25
* includes continuing education, 2018 Chapter Meeting, 2 morning and 1 afternoon catered breaks, 2 complimentary breakfasts at motel, 2 lunches , 2 dinners, 2 nights motel
** for UDWR employees, the $25 Utah Chapter dues are not reimbursable; $80 Early Registration for Utah Chapter Members ($80) will be the maximum reimbursed for the 2018 meeting, please plan accordingly

Student Scholarships

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:

  1. 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)
  2. You must give a presentation at the Annual Meeting (oral or poster) on a fisheries/aquatics project you are or have been associated with.
  3. You must submit a short request statement that answers the following the questions:
    1. What is your educational background related to fisheries/aquatic ecology?
    2. What are your career goals?
    3. 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 22. Please send your request statements and/or questions to Cassie Mellon; utafspp@gmail.com. 


 

 

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