American Fisheries Society


Bend, Oregon

March 4-8, 2019



Our Annual Meeting Workshops provide our members with pertinent opportunities for continuing education. Workshops are typically held on Tuesday afternoon and/or Wednesday morning prior to the plenary session. We will be offering three workshops for the 2019 Annual Meeting. 

Please select the workshop of your choice when you register.  If you decide to sign up for a workshop after you register, please contact Katie Pierson.  All other questions regarding the workshops should be directed to Julie Binder or Rebecca Flitcroft. 

Workshop 1: Aquatic Resources GIS Workshop (8 hours)

Tuesday March 5th, 1:00 to 5:00 pm; and Wednesday March 6th, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

This workshop will provide an overview of relevant aquatic resources data, associated data standards and essential spatial data management skills. The emphasis will be on teaching specific tools and techniques for working with aquatic resource data. Hands-on exercises will center on Esri’s ArcGIS for Desktop and the USGS Hydrography Event Management (HEM) tools. Workshop participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops equipped with ArcGIS for Desktop, however a limited number of computers will be available upon request.

About the Instructors

Jon Bowers is the GIS Coordinator for the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife and has a B.S. in Resource Sciences from UC Davis. Jon has worked with aquatic resource GIS data for over 20 years and stewards both the Oregon Fish Habitat Distribution and Oregon Fish Passage Barrier databases. Questions about the workshop can be sent to Jon Bowers.

Erin Gilbert is a GIS Analyst for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. He has a B.S. in Environmental Science and a M.S. in Forest Hydrology. In his 15 years with ODFW, Erin has worked primarily with stream related GIS data and tools, including National Hydrography Dataset flowlines and Hydro Event Management tools, DEM-derived intrinsic potential stream networks, and the SSN and STARS tools for spatial statistical modeling on stream networks.  Questions about the workshop can be sent to Erin Gilbert.

Workshop 2: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (8 hours)

Tuesday March 5th, 1:00 to 5:00 pm; and Wednesday March 6th, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

This workshop is sponsored by the OR AFS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. This interactive workshop will define power and privilege and build a foundation for individuals to continue the discussion of equity in their homes, workplaces, and organizations.

About the Instructors

Queta González is the Director for the Center for Diversity & the Environment. Queta’s work with the Center for Diversity & Environment includes design and delivery of strategic engagement sessions, facilitation of forums and retreats, and coordination of the National Environmental Professionals of Color network. Questions about the workshop can be sent to Queta González.