Attend the Joint Annual Meeting (JAM)
of the Arizona and New Mexico Chapters of
The Wildlife Society and American Fisheries Society

The 51st Joint Annual Meeting will be held:

February 1-3, 2018

at the Little America Hotel*
2515 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, Arizona 86004
*newly renovated venue!

 

> Register online here <


> Book your hotel room at Little America with the Group Rate before January 19th <

 

> See the draft Schedule-at-a-Glance <

 


Important Deadlines:

November 17, 2017 – First Call for Papers: Deadline for Abstract Submissions (Read more)

November 17, 2017 – AZTWS award nominations are due (Read more)

November 30, 2017 – Deadline to sign up as a Volunteer Moderator (Read more)

December 1, 2017 – Wildlife Student Oral Presentation Competition: Deadline for Abstract Submissions (Read more)

January 7, 2018 – Second Call for Papers: Deadline for Abstract Submissions (Read more)

January 19, 2018 – Last day to reserve rooms at the Little America Hotel under the $91/night discounted group rate.
After January 19th, rates go back to $169/night (Book your room here).

January 23, 2018 – Last day for Regular Registration

January 24, 2018 – February 1, 2018 (onsite) – Late Registration

February 1, 2018 before 5pm, and February 2, 2018 before 9am (onsite) – Photo contest registration (Download instructions here)


 

PLENARY SESSION

Advocating for Conservation

Learn from this talented collection of professionals about how you can have a voice in policy making
and management decisions that affect conservation issues in the current political environment.

Featured Speakers:

Sharon Buccino, Director, Land & Wildlife Program – Natural Resource Defense Council
Amanda A. Reeve, Environmental and Regulatory Policy Advisor – Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
Jennifer Rokala, Executive Director, Center for Western Priorities
Land Tawney, President/CEO, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

The Plenary Session is included with conference registration and is also open to the general public for an entry fee of $25.
Sign up at the door or through online registration.


PLENARY SESSION AGENDA
Friday February 2, 2018 at 8:00 am – 11:30 am

8:30 am – Opening Remarks, Dr. Paul Beier, Ph.D., Regents’ Professor, NAU; Plenary Rules, Jon Hanna
8:40 am – The do’s and don’ts for state employees, Jim Odenkirk, Assistant Attorney General, AZGFD
8:45 am – The do’s and don’ts for federal employees, Steve Hattenbach, Regional Director, USFS Region 3
8:50 am – Advocacy with Sharon Buccino, Director, Land & Wildlife program, Natural Resource Defense Council
9:20 am – Politics with Amanda A. Reeve, Environmental and Regulatory Policy Advisor, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. Phoenix, AZ
9:50 am – BREAK
10:05 am – Advocacy with Jennifer Rokala, Executive Director, Center for Western Priorities
10:35 am – Sportsmen’s Perspective with Land Tawney, President/CEO, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
11:05 am – Open Panel, Jon Hanna as Moderator


PDFs: Plenary Speaker Bios | Agenda | Outreach Flyer 

Plenary Contact: Jon Hanna at moremuledeer@gmail.com