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Joint Annual Meeting 2021: We’re going virtual

2021 Joint Annual Meeting of AFS and TWS will be going virtual this year! In the interest of keeping the wonderful fisheries scientists of AZ and NM healthy during the COVID pandemic, we are moving the JAM to an online format. I understand how disappointing this is for many of us, but following the success of the National AFS Virtual meeting, I have NO DOUBT that this conference will be a huge success. Stay tuned...

Awards, Grants, and Nominations: Jam 2021

Deadline for applications and nominations is JAN 28, 2021!!! Do not miss out on the opportunity to secure some extra funding for your research, honor colleagues who have spent 2020 going above and beyond in support of our fisheries, to point out *that one time in the field* with your coworker by gifting them a stinky boot. For all award details follow this link: AWARD DETAILS

Miles McInnis Student Scholarship ($1000!)

$1000 scholarship to one undergraduate and one graduate student?! AWESOME. Last year we had ONE SINGLE APPLICANT FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP. It was me. I literally competed against no one for $1000 (I won). It was the easiest $1000 I’ve ever made. So please please please, apply ASAP for your chance on some funding that I know we all need.

Call for Papers: Virtual JAM 2021

Call for Papers Virtual Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona and New Mexico Chapters of the Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society We are now accepting submissions for contributed papers and posters for the 2021 Virtual Joint Annual Meeting. This is an abbreviated submission as detailed below, abstracts are not requested at this point. SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 21, 2020! Instructions for Submissions Presentations may include completed projects and works in progress. Submissions should consist...

Summer 2020 Newsletter has been released!

The Summer 2020 Newsletter has been released and it is a MUST SEE. Not only is the cover picture shot by a great photographer (…just kidding, it was me and a GoPro), but the stories and updates highlight some really important work, both nationally and within Arizona and New Mexico. Huge shout out to Steven Ingram for putting this together! Head over to this link or the “Newsletter” page on the top bar and have...

JAM 2020: THANK YOU | AWARDS

After months of planning and hard work, JAM 2020 has come and gone in a flash! The conference was a huge success, and while a lot of important work was completed and research presented, it was also an unbelievably fun time (It’s Wednesday and I’m almost fully recovered.) A HUGE thank you needs to go out to everyone who had a role in planning this massive event, but four individuals went above-and-beyond and deserve a...

Abstracts Released! Fisheries and Wildlife

Jam is here! After months of planning we are only TWO days away from JAM 2020 in Prescott. Arguably the best conference in the country (don’t really have any supporting evidence for this, but trust me…. it is) is only TWO days away! Start planning your schedule because there is going to be A LOT of amazing research being presented in both the Poster Session (430-6:30 Friday!) and Oral Presentations. Check out the pages below...

Photo Contest: CASH PRIZE

I may be speaking only for myself, but I got into this field to spend time outside in some of the most beautiful places. And when I am out there…. I take photos. A LOT of them. Dang… wouldn’t it be nice if I got paid for those photos?! Well now is your chance! The JAM 2020 photo contest is paying CASH. With 8 categories and a “Best of Show” your chances have never been...

JAM2020: Student Resume/Interview Workshop

If you were unable to sign up for this amazing opportunity due to conflicts, please read below! If you are a student and did not sign up for the interview and resume workshop due to conflict with another afternoon workshop, the instructors would encourage you to attend just the morning portion of the workshop (8am-noon).  This is a great opportunity to hear from wildlife professionals from state and federal agencies and universities on what it...

2020 JAM Program Release!

Link to: The 2020 JAM Program The program for JAM 2020 has been released! Check it out for a full schedule of events, talks, poster sessions, dinner and cocktail hour times, etc! Can’t wait to see everyone in Prescott in LESS THAN TWO WEEKS!