MTAFS 2023 Annual Meeting

The 56th annual meeting of the Montana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society

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

Meeting Agenda

Click HERE for the meeting schedule and program

Abstract Submission

Abstracts due January 20, 2023

E-mail abstracts to

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 exceed 250 words.


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

Hotel Reservations

To reserve a room, contact the Copper King Hotel at:

4655 Harrison Ave

Butte, MT 59701

Phone: 406-533-6960

A block of rooms has been reserved under “Montana Chapter American Fisheries Society” or “AFS”

Continuing Education

Standardized Data Collection For Stream Crossings

Join the Montana water community in learning a standardized data collection survey [] protocol designed by the North Atlantic Aquatic Collaborative (NAACC) that identifies stream crossings that hinder water flow and biological connectivity. You’ll help the Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership (SARP), a National Fish Habitat Partnership, and partners build a national database that will help prioritize the worst offenders that could be removed or modified to allow for aquatic organism passage (AOP).

Session will occur at the conference meeting room and be presented virtually to those attending.

For additional information email or phone Leo Rosenthal at: or 406-751-4548