Student Representative election

The Student Representative position will be coming open in August (in conjunction with the Society meeting in Kansas City).  The position is for one year, with the option to run for a second term.  This year we have two very qualified candidates,  Zach Klein from the University of Idaho and Estevan Vigil from Colorado State University.  There candidate biographies can be viewed here.

Only STUDENTS in good standing with either a recognized WDAFS Student Subunit or WDAFS Chapter are eligible to vote for the Student Representative.  Voting will be open through July 15, 2016.  Those eligible to vote, may vote here.

Walleye Technical Committee

John Bruner, from the North Central Division’s Walleye Technical Committee (WTC) is reaching out to potential members from other Divisions.  If you are interested, please visit: or contact John directly at: jbruner [at]

This year’s WTC will be held in conjunction with the Centrarchid and Esocid Technical committees and the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program, July 25-28, 2016 in Gretna, Nebraska.  More information can be found here.

Resource Policy and Environmental Concerns Committee

The newly formed Resource Policy and Environmental Concerns Committee is up and running! Check out our updated webpage to learn about the committee’s function and to see which environmental issues the Western Division has taken on over the past several years.