Chapter News


We are looking forward to the annual meeting and have put together the schedule of presentations. We are also conducting a survey of the membership to assess the demographics and where we stand on inclusivity. So, to encourage participation in the survey we’ve put a link to the meeting schedule at the end of the survey. ... Read More

Early Registration EXTENDED

We are looking forward to the 57th annual meeting of the Montana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Because there were some issues with our email system and an agency’s last minute approval of travel we are waiving the late registration fee. If you’ve already registered at the increased rate we will reimburse the difference.... Read More

Register for the 2024 Annual Meeting

2024 Montana AFS Meeting registration in open. Please register at the Eventbrite link HERE. Early registration ends February 2nd, after which late registration will incur additional costs. Contact Clint Smith at with any questions. See you in Lewistown! Read More

MT AFS Chapter Awards

Dear Montana AFS Members and others interested in Montana fisheries, We need your help in recognizing resource professionals with significant contributions to protecting and restoring aquatic habitats and fishes in Montana at the 57th Annual Montana Chapter of AFS Annual Meeting in February 2024 in Lewistown. Please send nominations to Traci Sylte, awards chair at by 5pm on Friday January 26th, 2024. Microsoft Word or Adobe .pdf documents are preferred,... Read More

Resource Action Fund Announcement

What is the Resource Action Fund (RAF)? The Resource Action Fund (RAF) was established by MTAFS in 1989 and has provided over $250,000 to support projects relating to Montana’s aquatic resources. Originally designed to support small outreach and on-the-ground projects proposed by Chapter members, the fund has evolved to consider all types of RAF proposals,... Read More

Wally McClure Student Fisheries Scholarships

Please help get the word out!  In 2023, two Wally McClure Student Fisheries Scholarships shall be awarded to students pursuing either undergraduate or graduate degrees in aquatic natural resources from a University/College in Montana. Graduate projects should be focused on native fisheries conservation, management, and/or habitat restoration. To fill out an application, please see the... Read More

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 REGISTRATION To register for the meeting, use the Eventbrite site: Registration closes on February 17th. Please register based on... Read More