Updated 2023 Annual Meeting Information: Registration now open.

The Times They are a-Changing: Population Growth and its Effects on Montana’s Fisheries and Aquatic Resources

The 56th annual meeting of the Montana Chapter

of the American Fisheries Society

February 21-24,2023

Copper King Hotel

Butte, Montana


To register for the meeting, use the Eventbrite site:


Registration closes on February 17th. Please register based on your AFS membership status. Additionally, please review the add-ons to reserve your spot in the continuing education program, business lunch, and awards banquet. This will help us make sure we have accurate catering numbers. Thanks and see you in Butte!!! For registration questions, please contact Clint Smith at clsmith@mt.gov.


Abstract deadline extended for one week

until January 20, 2023

E-mail abstracts to lrosenthal@mt.gov

Abstract submissions for papers and posters should be emailed no later than January 20 in MS word using the following format: Times New Roman (12 point) font with single spacing.  All abstracts must include the title, author(s), and a concise abstract body that does not to exceed 250-word count.


If you plan to go, please reserve a room soon!

To reserve a room contact the Copper King Inn at:

4655 Harrison Ave, Butte, MT 59701

Phone: 406-533-6960


For additional information email or phone Leo Rosenthal at:

lrosenthal@mt.gov or 406-751-4548

Updates will be posted on the MT AFS website:



Is there someone that should be recognized?

Please nominate them for an award

Award categories are: 1) Communicator of the Year Award, 2) Educator of the Year Award, 3) Landowner of the Year Award, 4) Fisheries Resources Individual/Group of the Year Award, 5) Career Achievement Award, 6) Natural Resource Professional Award, and 7) Outstanding Fishery Professional Award

Please send nominations to Traci Sylte, awards chair (tracisylte@gmail.com) by 5pm on January 23rd, 2023 (Microsoft Word or Adobe .pdf documents are preferred, but any format is acceptable.) or submit through the google, to access the google form please cut and paste this link into your browser  https://forms.gle/74Q8tbBozZEz9FXp9 [forms.gle]

Don’t forget about the Wally McClure Scholarship awards for graduate and undergraduate students


 Resource Action Fund Requests

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