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JAM 2019 Update

2019 AZ/NM TWS/AFS Joint Annual Meeting News

A reminder that the 2019 JAM is February 7-9 in Albuquerque! 

We have several changes to announce:

  1. Due to the federal government shutdown, there will not be a late registration fee beginning on January 15.  Registration will remain at $180 after this date.  See to register and find more information on JAM 2019.
  2. The deadline for submitting abstracts and submitting to the student paper and poster competition has been extended to January 25th!  Information on submitting abstracts can be downloaded here.
  3. The deadline for the Native American TWS scholarship to assist with attendance at the conference is extended to January 15. Click here for more information.
  4. A reminder about the annual photo contest: Rules, contest categories, and submission instructions at

See you in February!


Seeking New Board Members!

Take an active role in Arizona’s wildlife conservation and management! Advance professional stewardship of wildlife resources and their habitat! Prepare the next generation of wildlife professionals!

Your Chapter needs you!


Please consider joining the board of the Arizona Chapter of the Wildlife Society! See the descriptions below for a list of positions up for election this year. Visit to learn more about these positions. All officers are expected to participate in monthly conference calls to help with planning and current business.


Email Jessica Moreno ( for more information or if you are interested in running for a position. Nominations must be submitted by November 30, 2018.


Nominees should provide a short bio (about 300 words) and a photo that will be distributed to voting members. Ballots will go out mid-December and the results announced at the Annual Meeting during the 2019 JAM in New Mexico.




The President-Elect serves a two-year term, one year as President-Elect and one as President. As President-Elect, he or she assists and fills in for the President on a variety of assigned tasks and serves as the Chairperson of the Awards and Nomination committees.


The Treasurer serves a two-year term and is responsible for the funds of the Chapter and for maintaining financial records and files for the Chapter. 

Corresponding Secretary

The Corresponding Secretary serves a one-year term and is responsible for the Chapter files and correspondence with members and supporters.

Recording Secretary

The Recording Secretary serves a one-year term and is responsible for recording and distributing minutes of the Executive Board and Chapter Membership meetings.

Board Member (1)

A Board Member serves a two-year term and shares all responsibilities of conducting Chapter business and assisting other Board Members with assigned tasks.


> Read more details about each of these positions here.


Registration for JAM 2019 is Open!

Early bird registration for the 2019 JAM has begun!
This year‘s event will be held Feb. 7-9 at the Marriott Pyramid hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. To make your registration simple we are using a single website for all your registration needs. This will allow you to register for the conference, select your dinner choices for the banquet, sign-up for professional workshops and the Student-Mentor Lunch (for students only). It will also allow you to pay your 2019 chapter and section TWS or AFS dues.

To register for the JAM conference, click here:

2019 JAM Registration

Lodging Needs:

We have reserved a block of rooms (25 Wednesday, 100 Thursday and Friday, 5 Saturday) at the Marriott Pyramid hotel for the government rate of $94 per night. The conference hotel sits in an upscale section of Albuquerque and is within easy walking distance of numerous places for dining and entertainment.

To reserve a room for the conference, click here:

Marriott Pyramid Hotel – JAM Reservations

Lastly, if you have any questions regarding the JAM Conference and its schedule of events please contact Bill Dunn ( For questions about the registration process contact Daryl Ratajczak (

Thank you and we will see you in Albuquerque!
– NM TWS Board