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!


> Read the Full Program Here <


Full Abstracts

Wildlife Oral Presentations | Wildlife Poster Presentations
Fisheries Oral Presentations | Fisheries Poster Presentations | Student Paper Contest Abstracts


Enter the Photo Contest and the Data Point Photo Contest


> Register online here <

NOTE: There is still space available for the following Thursday workshops – register for them soon!
*Survey 123: Data Collection Using Mobile Devices 
*Venomous Reptile Ecology and Safe Handling

(JAM conference registration not required to attend workshops)



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.

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 amThe 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 amOpen Panel, Jon Hanna as Moderator


PDFs: Plenary Speaker Bios | Agenda | Outreach Flyer 

Plenary Contact: Jon Hanna at