2012 WA-BC Chapter AFS Annual Meeting, May 15-18

The Society for Ecological Restoration, Northwest and British Columbia Chapters, the American Fisheries Society Washington-British Columbia Chapter, and the University of Victoria Restoration of Natural Systems Program invite you to submit symposia ideas for “Beyond Borders,” a joint conference. This conference will be a gathering of scientists, restoration professionals, and government agencies involved in ecological restoration and fisheries issues in our local environment in the northwestern U.S. and B.C. The event will be a tremendous opportunity to communicate and network with people who share your business, academic, and/or non-profit goals in fisheries and ecological restoration. Attendance is expected to exceed 500 people.

“Beyond Borders” is a four-day event. There will be three full days of technical talks/symposia and concurrent workshops, and one day of field trips (Thursday). We welcome all disciplines, including botany, ecology, fisheries, wildlife, forestry, hydrology, and marine biology, and expertise representing academics, practitioners, research, and government. Submit a brief (~500 word) abstract that describes your proposed symposium. Deadline for symposia submittals is Friday, January 20, 2012.

The symposia list will be posted on the website in early February 2012. Registration will open in December 2011.

For more information see the website, or contact Brian Missildine at bmissildine@skillings.com or by phone at 360-455-3177.