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A Vision for SFS

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Help the Long Range Planning Committee (LRPC) develop a vision for our Society that can guide our growth and development in the coming decade.  Fill out this quick survey or find an LRPC member at the conference to complete the survey in person and get this SFS sticker!

Early registration deadline extended & meeting updates

Friday, March 29, 2019

The 2019 Annual Meeting Committee has been hard at work preparing for the upcoming annual meeting in Salt Lake City May 19-23 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. We are excited about the meeting, as it promises to be one of our largest, with 935 abstracts submitted, 29 Special Sessions, and a number of contributed sessions on a variety of topics. The committee has assembled a great scientific program around the theme of translational ecology in freshwater science, including exciting plenary speakers, oral and poster sessions, and workshops.

SFS Election Now Open!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Election Voting and Biosketches

Voting is now open! Please renew your membership so you can vote for these excellent candidates. Links to candidates' statements are available below. Voting will be open for 30 days.

Abstract Deadline Extended to February 18, 2019

Thursday, January 31, 2019

2019 SFS Annual Meeting abstract submission deadline extended to February 18, 2019

Based on input from federal employees influenced by the recent government shutdown, as well as other factors, the decision has been made for a one-time extension of the abstract submission deadline for the Salt Lake City SFS meeting to before midnight (23:59) Mountain Standard Time (MST), Monday, February 18th. No abstract submissions will be accepted after this deadline.

EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Propose New WOTUS Definition

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The US EPA has released a proposed rule redefining Water of the US (WOTUS) that would, among other things, remove intermittent and ephemeral headwater streams and non-adjacent wetlands from protection under the Clean Water Act, a change from protections proposed for these waters in 2015.

The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies, of which SFS is a member society, released a statement that notes:

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