Division membership is based on geographic location in North America.

When you become a member of AFS, you are automatically placed in a Division based on your geographic location. The purpose of Division Units is to facilitate communication among members in that geographic region, promote technical communications relevant to that geographic region, and represent that geographic region’s members in interactions with AFS and the public. Each Division also contains many Chapters and Student Subunits. Divisions include:

Northeastern Division

Southern Division

Western Division





Divisions typically host at least one meeting annually, often in conjunction with other meetings such as the AFS Annual Meeting, Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Annual Meeting, or Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference.

Credit: American Fisheries Society

Credit: American Fisheries Society