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UPDATE: Fall 2019 YARE (Youth Aquatic Resource Education Workshop): Sun., Oct. 27, 9 am-5 pm, at Cazenovia College

Fall 2019 YARE (Youth Aquatic Resource Education Workshop): Sun., Oct. 27, 9 am-5 pm, at Cazenovia College A collaboration between Student Chapters and Subunits of the NY Chapter of AFS, YARE seeks to train college students, environmental educators, and K-12 teachers for hands-on aquatic resources education. Lessons and activities include lake and stream ecology, fish... Read More

Creek Freaks Educator Training Workshop

Creek Freaks Educator* Training Workshop Sun., Oct. 20, 9 am-5 pm, at Cazenovia College *appropriate for high school and older CREEK FREAKS introduces participants to a basic overview of stream ecology, guidance on how to manage the logistics of conducting on-going youth programs, and hands-on training in conducting activities from the Creek Freaks curriculum, including hands-on... Read More

NYS Chapter AFS Workshop Poll

NYS Chapter AFS Workshop Poll The New York Chapter would like to hold more technical workshops throughout the year and would like your input.  Please take a minute to answer a couple of brief questions on what you would like to see for a workshop. Your feedback will help determine what we offer! https://baseline.campuslabs.com/hawsc/nyschapterafcworshoppoll Best,... Read More

Job Opening: Aquatic Habitat Specialist (PA Chapter – The Nature Conservancy, Philadelphia, PA)

Website Link Title:  Aquatic Habitat Specialist Job ID:  48038 Location:  Pennsylvania Regular/Full-Time YOUR POSITION WITH TNC The Aquatic Habitat Specialist will implement a project to develop a Restoration Roadmap to improve aquatic connectivity for American Shad and river herring across the four states of the Delaware River Basin. They will work closely with other staff... Read More

Job Opening: Senior Research Support Specialist (New York Natural Heritage Program, Albany, NY)

https://esf.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=D872A291F8ED4EC453B82CC3064C1FA4?JOBID=115732 Title:  Senior Research Support Specialist Descriptive Title:  End User Support Specialist Department:  New York Natural Heritage Program, Albany, NY Salary:  Minimum $42,000 Location: Albany, NY BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: Provide front-end user support via phone, email, and webinars for: NYNHP supported apps, including the Watercraft Inspection Steward Program App (WISPA), iMap Mobile App, iMap... Read More

Job Opening: Cortland, NY – Fish Biologist

Fish Biologist US Fish and Wildlife Service,  Announcement Number: R5-19-10584431-JLS-DE https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543393000 Summary The duty location of this position will be located at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Tunison Laboratory of Aquatic Science in Cortland, New York This is a full-time Term position which will be supervised by the Lamar NFH and Northeast Fishery Center in Lamar,... Read More

Spotted Gar in Oak Orchard Creek

Spotted Gar in Oak Orchard Creek: contributed by Scott George A spotted gar was captured in Oak Orchard Creek (a Lake Ontario tributary) on June 12th during a fish community survey conducted by personnel from the USGS, NYS Museum, and DEC Great Lakes Program. This species is not found in New York and this specimen represents... Read More

Global Effects of Climate Change on Fish

Global Effects of Climate Change on Fish: contributed by Karin Limburg Past-president of the NYCAFS Karin Limburg recently authored a popular science piece in The Conversation, entitled How is climate change affecting fishes? There are clues inside their ears. This article explores what otolith chemistry can tell us about how fishes fare under climate change.  The full article is... Read More

USFWS – Seasonal Biological Science Technician (3 positions – Basom,NY)

Seasonal biological science technician positions have just been posted on USA Jobs. We will be filling 3 positions: 2 for habitat program and 1 for AIS program. https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/529320600 Overview Open & closing dates:  04/03/2019 to 04/12/2019 Service:  Competitive Pay scale & grade:  GS 5 Salary:  $16.27 to $16.27 per hour Appointment type:  Temporary – 6m Work schedule:  Full-Time Location: Alabama, NY Relocation expenses reimbursed:  No... Read More