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Do this before Friday!

Before Friday:

If you are attending this year’s Joint Annual Meeting in Flagstaff, AZ, be sure to book your hotel room before January 19th!

Friday is the last day to reserve rooms at the Little America Hotel with the $91/night discounted group rate. After January 19th, rates go back to $169/night.

Book your room here.


Before the 23rd:

Are you registered for the JAM? Now is your chance! Tuesday, January 23rd is the last day for regular conference registration before Late Registration prices go into effect. Late registration can also be taken at the door.

Register online here. 


Learn more about the 2018 Joint Annual Meeting, including the photo contest, plenary talks, and agenda, here.




Newsletter Editor Position Open

The Arizona Chapter of the Wildlife Society is seeking a new Newsletter Editor!


Are you looking for a fun way to deepen your involvement and to learn more about our chapter and partners? Interested in expanding your resume and experience? Become our Newsletter Editor!

The Newsletter Editor curates and produces our quarterly newsletter, The Arizona Wildlifer, for digital distribution to members and students. The Editor is responsible for soliciting materials for our quarterly newsletter, coordinating with authors and photographers, editing submissions, and completing layout of each issue. You can view past issues of The Arizona Wildlifer here.

Required skills include self-initiative, strong writing skills, and experience using Microsoft Office programs. Graphic design experience is a plus!

This is a volunteer position that includes close involvement with the AZTWS Board, who meet monthly via conference call. This is an excellent way to learn more about projects in which our chapter and others are involved and to reach out to our members and the public about TWS.


For more information please contact Tiffany at




Enter the 2018 JAM Photo Contest

Attending the Joint Annual Meeting in February?

Enter our Photo Contest!


Download the Photo Contest Instructions here.

Cash Prizes for first place and “Best of Show!”


Photo Contest Categories

A. Wild Mammals
B. Wild Birds
C. Reptiles and Amphibians
D. Aquatic Wildlife
E. Invertebrates
F. Landscape
G. Remote Cams (specific to trail, game, remote and drone camera images)
H. Caught in the Act (wild-lifers of all ages doing wildlife work)
I. Best of Show (categories A through H only)
J. Beyond Borders (photos outside the AZ and NM border)


Photo Contest Rules:

1. All participants must be a member in good standing.
2. Limit one entry per photo sub-category; 3 total entries will be accepted.
3. Photographs must be of their own work.
4. Photographs entered in categories A through H must be taken within the Arizona or New Mexico borders. Category J is designated for photographs taken outside of Arizona and New Mexico.
5. Photographs of captive animals can’t be used.
6. Professional photographers are not eligible to enter. Amateurs only!


Instructions for Submission:

1. On-site registration only, Thursday before 5pm and Friday before 9am. Late entries will not be accepted.
2. Only photos 5”x7” to 11”x14” will be accepted.
3. Photographs must be labeled on the back with: 1) photographer’s name, 2) the category, 3) email address, and 4) cell number. A label will be made available.
4. Photographs must be mounted on poster board or matting—No glass or frames.



1. Judging is based on artistic merit and suitability by meeting participants.
2. Voting will take place Friday, February 2nd between 10am and 5pm. When your ballot is complete place it in the ballot box at the registration table.


Questions or more information please contact:
Lorraine Avenetti at or Chrissy Kondrat-Smith at


AZTWS, NMTWS, and AFS accept no responsibility for damages to photos submitted and displayed.