Category Archives: Announcements

5th International Conference on Natural Channel Systems

The 5th International Conference on Natural Channel Systems is taking place September 26 & 27, 2016, in Niagara Falls. This conference intends to explore natural channel systems science and applications, as it relates to the rehabilitation of stream corridors.  It will bring together practitioners, scientists, academics, and policy makers in the sharing of knowledge and innovative ideas. Call for Abstracts is NOW OPEN.

They are soliciting leading edge and topical oral and poster presentations in the following streams:

  • Current Science and Understanding
  • Applied River Management and Rehabilitation
  • Governance, Asset Management and Education
  • What We Have learned / Knowledge Sharing

See details at and in the flyer below:

Natural Channels Newsletter


Accommodations for 2016 Chapter AGM

As you know, the 2016 WA-BC Chapter Annual Meeting will be held in Lake Chelan, WA at Campbell’s Resort.  The Steering Committee for the annual meeting has arranged a discounted rate at the resort.  To make reservations, please call:  (800) 553-8225 or (509) 682-2561. NOTE: Booking is NOT available online if you want to receive the discounted rate.

Reserve your room now under the reservation 310664 or American Fisheries Society to get a great rate!

More meeting details to come, so keep checking the AGM website for updates!



Theme Announced for Chapter AGM

The ExComm has decided on the theme for the upcoming chapter AGM:

“Building a Future for our Fishes”

It’s a far-reaching theme and we’d love to hear how you are working to help to ensure a bright future for a resource we’re all passionate about. Check out the call for symposia on the AGM website and send us your ideas for topics.

Be sure to check the website regularly for updates on all the exciting plans for the meeting! The link will always be conveniently available on the right sidebar, but you can also bookmark it now:

New Executive Committee Members

The votes are in – and we had twice as many members voting this year!  The new ExCom members will begin their terms in August.  Here are the election results:

Vice-President – Tamara Knudson

Secretary – Erin Rechisky

Treasurer – Martina Beck

Communications Director – Brittney Jenewein

Communications Committee Member – Katie Pierson


Fall 2014 issue of The Confluence

Read this issue for some important updates on membership dues, our AGM in February 2015, and some great book reviews by Dr. Fred Utter. WA-BC_Chapter-Newsletter_Fall-2014

– by Natalie Sopinka

assembled layers
engorged with nutrition
her exquisite pearls

(Family Acipenseridae)

Scholarship Endowment Fund Resolution

In 2014, the WA-BC Chapter Executive Committee proposed the establishment of a scholarship endowment fund for defraying educational expenses of aquatic and fisheries science students in the Washington and British Columbia region. The fund provides three scholarships each school year; one each to an undergraduate student, a student pursuing a master’s degree, and a student pursuing a doctorate.

The scholarship endowment fund is named in honor of the late Jeff Cederholm, adjunct professor at The Evergreen State College. Jeff as his students knew him was a vocal, tireless, and effective advocate for aquatic and fisheries science education and conservation. Jeff not only understood the importance of the link between education and conservation he lived it. The proposed endowment fund is a fitting tribute and honor to Jeff’s lasting legacy as an educator and a conservationist.

The WA-BC Chapter membership approved the establishment of the C. Jeff Cederholm Scholarship Endowment Fund and the full text of the proposal can be found on our website: Endowment Resolution (PDF).