Our mission is to improve the conservation and sustainability of Oregon fishery resources and their aquatic ecosystems for long-term public benefit by advancing science, education and public discourse concerning fisheries and aquatic science and by promoting the development of fisheries professionals.
2016 Oregon Chapter 52nd Annual Meeting – Communication, Brokers in Information
The 2016 Annual Meeting marks the 52nd anniversary of the Oregon Chapter. “COMMUNICATION, BROKERS IN INFORMATION” is the theme of the program. The vision of the meeting is to: 1) dissolve barriers among the many disciplines in fisheries science; 2) increase exposure of fisheries professionals to each presenter’s work; and 3) increase exposure of meeting attendees to topics outside of their comfort zone.
The annual meeting will showcase our Chapter’s communication through passionate, thought-provoking plenary speakers, workshops that will hone your biological and technical skills, technical sessions and posters that will entice the mind, trade show vendors that provide us with the latest tools to answer the hard questions of today, student-mentor events to inspire the next generation, and of course our legendary networking social events that tie us all together.
Please visit the meeting website for more information.
Interactions between Hatchery and Wild Salmonids – Understanding of the Risks, Benefits, and Options for Management
We have organized the symposium ‘Interactions between Hatchery and Wild Salmonids International Understanding of the Risks, Benefits, and Options for Management‘, a 3-day session at the 145th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society next week in Portland. The symposium expands on the topics we explored at the ORAFS Hatchery vs. Wild Salmonid Symposium meeting this past January. The program (linked below) includes the symposium schedule, abstracts, and presenter bios, similar to the ORAFS symposium program.
Please consider attending the symposium to learn about research and management of hatchery and wild salmonids in the Pacific Northwest, as well as Alaska, Japan, Europe, and South America!
2015 American Fisheries Society Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award
Exciting news… Our chapter won the 2015 American Fisheries Society outstanding chapter of the year award! Thank you to all for the hard work that made this happen including members, ExCom, Committee Chairs, students, and Committee members that that make our chapter great. The official award presentation will be made during the Business Meeting at the Portland meeting on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 from 4:10 PM to 5:30 PM, in the Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Ballroom 203.
AFS 145th Annual Meeting Field Trips
Two field trips will be offered on August 21, 2015 following the 145th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society in Portland, Oregon. Trip 1 will visit the White Salmon River dam removal and Yakama Nation Tribal Fishery on the Klickitat River. Trip 2 will visit urban stream restoration sites including Johnson Creek and Crystal Springs. For more information or to register for a field trip visit the AFS 145th Annual Meeting field trips page.
Congratulations to the Chapter’s new Executive Committee for 2015!
President – Troy Brandt
President Elect – Ben Clemens
Past President – Mike Gauvin
Vice President – Christina Murphy
Secretary/Treasurer – Anthony Siniscal
Internal Director – Gary Vonderohe
External Director – Cory Sipher
The new Excom will officially take effect May 1, 2015
American Fisheries Society Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program
Coos Bay BLM, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife – Charleston Office, and the Forest Service Powers Ranger Station mentored three students selected to participate in the American Fisheries Society Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Program (see full story)
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The 2014 Oregon Chapter Annual Meeting Planning Committee
Highlights of the first external ORAFS committee, Save Our Bays – Assembled by ORAFS Historian Don Ratiliff