JAM

50th Joint Annual Meeting

of the

AZ/NM American Fisheries Society,
AZ Chapter of The Wildlife Society,
NM Chapter of The Wildlife Society

 Celebrating 50 Years of fish and Wildlife Management in

Arizona and New Mexico

The 2017 JAM will be held in Farmington, NM from February 9-11, 2017. Farmington is a short driving distance from first class fishing in the San Jaun River at the Navajo Dam tail water and not far from Four Corners National Monument. Don’t forget to check out historic downtown Farmington that features restaurants, art studios, breweries, and much more. For more information on Farmingtion go to www.fmtn.org. The conference will be at the Courtyard Marriott.

Registration for the 50th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of the Wildlife Society and the Arizona/New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is live! To register click here!

Early Registration (12/5/16 – 12/16/16): Student ($65), Professional ($150)
Regular Registration (12/17/16 – 1/19/17): Student ($65), Professional ($170)
Late Registration (1/20/17 – 2/9/17): Student ($65), Professional ($200)

Please make your hotel reservations for the Courtyard Marriott at the government rate of $89 per night, using the group name “AZ NM American Fishery”. Reservations can be made at 1-800-627-7468 or by contacting the facility directly at 505-325-5111.


Call for Papers for JAM 2017

First Call for Papers JAM 2017 The first call deadline is December 16th


2017 JAM Student Mentor Luncheon and Student Volunteers

We are setting up the Student Social Lunch and looking for Student Volunteers for the 50th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of the Wildlife Society and the Arizona/New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in Farmington, NM on February 9-11th, 2017. At the Student Social Lunch, students will be able to meet and eat lunch with professionals from a variety of fields and agencies. Lunch will be provided at the Student Social Lunch; however, space is limited. If you’re are attending the meeting and would like to go to the Student Social Lunch, please email Kent Mosher at kmosher@azgfd.gov as soon as possible as spaces fill up quickly.

If you are a student and interested in helping at the meeting, we will be paying student volunteers $8 per hour worked. In past years, shift lengths ranged from 2 to 5 hours. Volunteer activities may include assisting with audio/video, raffle and silent auction, Quiz Bowl, etc. Please email Kent Mosher if you are interested in being a student volunteer.


2017 JAM Student Quiz Bowl

We are currently recruiting for student Quiz Bowl teams for the 50th Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of the Wildlife Society and the Arizona/New Mexico Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in Farmington, NM on February 9-11th, 2017. Click here for more information. 


TWS AZ/NM JAM 2017 FEB09 Workshop: Developing a Successful Project Permit Proposal

Presenters: Samantha Ferguson, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and Chrissy Kondrat-Smith, AZ Game & Fish Department.

Creating a substantive project proposal in the state scientific collecting permit application process is the responsibility of everyone who would like to obtain scientific permit and maintain positive relationship with the permitting agency (federal or state). Federal and State agencies deny or return more applications due to the lack of an incomplete or poorly presented project proposal. Additionally, in this era of greater transparency in governmental activities, a person’s proposals become public documents the second it is submitted and subject to scrutiny by other individuals and agencies.

In general, academic researchers and agency biologists generally understand how to prepare a passable project proposal, but most applicants do not, due to misunderstandings. This workshop experience will enlighten veteran applicants on what they have been missing that could strengthen their project requests and teach the newer applicants what mistakes not to make. Each representative will cover most common mistakes and favored project types followed by the opportunity for open discussion and individual one-on-one time. Don’t hesitate to bring your scientific permit license application/proposal to this workshop for one-on-one advice!