Sticker/Coffee Mug Fundraiser: We are excited to announce that we have some awesome merchandise for sale: super durable 3″ stickers as well as coffee mugs. Stickers are $3 a piece and mugs are $10. They are in production and we are taking orders! If you are interested, let us know by emailing with your name, email, and what quantity of which items you would like. All profits will go towards future subunit events and activities!

Career Panel/Blaze Pizza Fundraiser Combo: Thursday, May 24th @ 5:30 PM – Blaze Pizza. We will have a variety of different professionals from various career paths talking about the elements of their different careers and how AFS has helped them advance as professionals. Additionally, if you purchase a pizza during this event, 20% of the proceeds will go back to the Davis-Sac Subunit!

American River Clean-Up: Sunday, June 3rd – 9 AM, location TBD. This event will take place along a stretch of the American River within Sacramento. Helping with a river clean-up is an easy and meaningful way to give back to our watershed! Limited transportation from Davis will be provided, please email us in advance if you would like a ride.



On Friday, May 4th, the AFS Sac-Davis Subunit gathered at Lake Spafford to discuss our upcoming events as well as go fishing! We caught several common arboretum waterway fishes including black bullhead (catfish), fathead minnows, green sunfish, and a California native species- Sacramento blackfish! Thanks to those who came, including several talented anglers!

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On Saturday, April 21st our subunit shared our live fish display, a fan-favorite at UC Davis’s open house event! The AFS Student Sub-Unit has been putting on our live fish display for several years now and we see at least a thousand interested families, students, and community members come through our display each year! We had a fantastic time teaching interested visitors of all ages about the fishes of our local Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Thanks to all who helped make this event a great one!

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We had our current Vice-President, former President, as well as several affiliated UC Davis graduate students, attend and present at the Interagency Ecological Program (IEP) Annual Workshop in Folsom, held from March 6th – 8th. The IEP is a collection of state and federal agencies conducting cooperative ecological research in the Bay-Delta system and their annual workshop provides researchers from these agencies, as well as those working on similar pursuits, the opportunity to share ideas and findings. Our Vice-President, Nicole Aha, was awarded second-place in the student/early career competition for her presentation on “Accelerated Growth of Juvenile Salmon in a Managed Wetland Relative to Historic and Leveed Sloughs in Suisun Marsh.”

Left: Nicole Aha and fellow UCD graduate student, Miranda Tilock, accepting their presentation awards. Right: Rachel Johnson (NOAA), Miranda Tilcock, Denise Colombano (former Sub-Unit President), and Nicole Aha representing women in fisheries at IEP.



Many of our sub-unit members traveled down to San Luis Obispo for the 2018 AFS Cal-Neva Chapter Meeting from February 28nd – March 2nd. Our subunit arrived a day early to help with set up and registration details and each member volunteered a minimum of six hours during the conference. We had a fantastic time engaging with our parent chapter and other AFS student subunits from Santa Cruz and Humboldt. Two of our members, Sean Luis and David Hernandez, presented compelling posters and two others, Nicole Aha and Arthur Barros, presented their first oral presentations. The conference was a great experience and provided valuable networking opportunities, as well as a student-mentor luncheon. Please consider joining us next year when the Cal-Neva Chapter will host the AFS National Meeting in Reno, NV!




Friday, March 23rd @ 5:30 PM.

Thanks to those who joined us for a tour of the Center for Watershed Sciences! Anyone interested in learning more about this center as well as undergraduate internship opportunities, please contact us.




Thank you to all who joined us on January 27th for a self-guided tour of the fantastic US Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model in Sausalito! The model provides a unique, tangible way to view and understand our San Francisco Bay Estuary and learn more about its past, present, and future. Click here to learn more about the model!

The Bay Model is free and open to the public. If you missed our tour and are interested in exploring on your own, you can find the model located at:


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Hi everyone! Just a quick reminder that this Thursday (11/3) we will be having our AFS Sac-Davis Subunit fall meeting. We will be discussing upcoming events & the annual Cal-Neva chapter meeting followed by a viewing of the documentary “Salmon Confidential.” Snacks will be provided. Join us at 6pm in 220 Veihmeyer Hall on the UCD campus. Hope to see you there!



Thank everyone that attended the tour of the Nimbus Fish Hatchery on November 5th. We had a really great turnout, and there were lots of interesting questions being asked! We couldn’t ask for a better event experience than that, thank you for participating and being engaged. If anyone would like to get in touch with our tour guide Amanda Cranford (NOAA Fisheries), please contact us at:


ITIES 2016-2017

Winter Qtr Mtg Movie Night

Student Art Contest – Get your designs started!

Student Art Contest_Britt Davis

CAL-NEVA’s 51st Annual Meeting norm_2x1-logo

April 5-7, 2017 in Eureka, CA

Find out more information, submit your abstract and register for the meeting at our Chapter’ new website.


October 13th: Third Annual Carpe Carpioscreen-shot-2016-10-09-at-8-23-08-pm

  • Lake Spafford in the UC Davis Arboretum, 12-3pm




October 26th: Fall Quarter Meeting: Introduction, Speakers, Membership, etc.

  • Woodstock Pizza, 6-8pm


November 5th: City of Winters Salmon Festival



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