Welcome to the NDC-AFS page.  Most of the files have been migrated over from the old page, and we are working with technical committee chairs to upload new files.  If you have any questions or comments, please let us know (information below).

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Most Recent Mainstream Newsletter is HERE

Parent Society Opportunities to Volunteer

There are two opportunities for NCD folks to step up and volunteer at the National level.  The first position will serve as the NCD representative to the AFS National Fundraising Committee. This position will help bring a Society-wide perspective to the fundraising committee for each annual meeting.  This is a great opportunity to work with AFS members from other Divisions and also the Society staff.

The second opportunity is to become one of the first AFS Climate Ambassadors. This program seeks to build a community of communicators who can discuss the regional impacts of climate change on fisheries, fish, and habitat.  This opportunity requires the completion of an application which is due by November 13, 2020.

Midwest F&W “Travel” Grant Opportunity

The North Central Division of the American Fisheries Society and the North Central Section of The Wildlife Society are pleased to announce that the Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies is sponsoring a “Travel” Grant opportunity to the 2021 Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference.  This opportunity is for students and early career professionals.

Please see the document HERE for full details and complete the application for consideration HERE.

The deadline for submission of applications is December 10, 2020.   

Any questions or comments can be directed to Joe Conroy ([email protected]) or Jeff Kopaska ([email protected]).

 NCD Awards Announced

Please see the Awards Page for details.  Deadline is 4 December to nominate your Chapter, a Student Sub-Unit, your Chapter’s Website / Newsletter, or an individual that deserves consideration for the Meritorious Service Award or the illustrious Award of Excellence.  The NCD Leadership’s goal is to give out all awards this year!  More details to follow.

Ambassador Program

The NCD Ambassador Program is a way to encourage more communication and collaboration between our AFS Chapters.  The Ambassador Program encourages chapters to “invite over a neighbor” from one of your neighboring states to give a presentation at your annual meeting.  Additional info is available HERE.

Underappreciated Fishes Tech Committee

Interested in “underappreciated” fishes?  There’s some traction to start up this new Technical Committee.  Please see the details HERE.  And if interested, please do contact Paul DeRolf of Ball State.

North Central Division of the American Fisheries Society

Draft Strategic Plan 2016–2019

Updated plan is available for review HERE.

AFS Emerging Leader Mentorship Award Program

The American Fisheries Society requests applications for the Emerging Leader Mentorship Award (ELMA) Program.  The purpose of the ELMA Program is to develop future leaders of the Society, and the fisheries profession as a whole, by providing selected candidates an opportunity to participate for one year in activities of the Society Governing Board.  Participants in the Program are selected based on their level of involvement in AFS, as well as their potential for assuming leadership of Society units in the future.  Click HERE for more information.

Presidential Correspondence

President Joseph Conroy has posted his blog for November 2020, and is now available HERE.

New Continuing Education Page (under construction HERE)


NCD is now offering a new Jobs Board for our membership (see link above in Top Menu).  NCD will post FT and PT positions related to something aquatic / fisheries / habitat / etc.  NCD reserves the right to not post your position if it does not line up with AFS’ mission statement.  Send postings to NCD Website Manager.  For those looking for a job, link is above on the top menu.

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