Explore Careers in Wildlife Management at AZGF

Space is still available; pre-registration is required at www.azgfd.gov/careerday

Do you know someone who is interested in a career in wildlife conservation and management?

If so, encourage them to attend the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Wildlife Management Career Exploration Panel being held in north Phoenix from 9 a.m. until noon this Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The event, which is geared toward high school and undergraduate college students, is free, but pre-registration is required to attend. More specific information will be sent to participants after they register.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of current Game and Fish employees who will provide an overview of their responsibilities, job activities, and their background experience. These panelists will include:

  • A wildlife manager (game ranger)
  • A wildlife biologist
  • A wildlife health specialist/veterinarian
  • A wildlife education specialist

The panel presentations will be followed by a short question-and-answer session with all panelists along with an opportunity to meet the individual panelists to ask more specific questions. Representatives from local colleges and wildlife non-profit organizations will also be available to showcase educational and volunteer opportunities.

Children younger than 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Remember, space is limited, and pre-registration is required in order to attend the event. To register, click here.

Can’t make the event but still want to view it? You can sign up to receive information about a webcast of the event by clicking here.

If you have questions, contact Mike Demlong at mdemlong@azgfd.gov or Eric Proctor ateproctor@azgfd.gov.

McDowell Sonoran Conservancy opening for Field Institute Director

The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy (MSC) has created a new position of Director of the McDowell Sonoran Field Institute, the organization’s research arm. This is a unique position in that MSC leads the country in managing urban/preserve interface (30,000 acres) and in the citizen science research MSC does to inform preserve management.

Click HERE to find out more



Andrew Smith’s Pika research featured in Scientific American

“Here’s why mass-poisoning pikas is a terrible idea (and not just because look at their fat little faces)”


Science writer Bec Crew blogs in Scientific American about the impacts of pika poisoning on Qinhai-Tibetan plateau.

Crew cites CBO Advisory Board member, Andrew Smith and doctoral student Maxwell Wilson’s important studies on pika published recently in the journal Ambio.


Alison Deming

Alison demmingAlison Deming will read from her book Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit and the closing event for the biodiversity exhibit, Trout Fishing in America and Other stories

Friday, January 16th
2:30 PM – Participatory reading of species inhabiting the Grand Canyon
3:30 PM – Alison Deming reading

Top Gallery
ASU Art Museum
51 E 10th Street, Tempe

Download event flyer here: Alison Deming Talk