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Conference Presentations

Presentations: All presentations clear for public distribution from the conference are linked to the agenda item. They are the blue links followed by a document-pdf icon and file size.

Mission Statement: The 2014 Future of Our Salmon conference and workshop will focus on restoring fish passage to historical locations for salmon, lamprey, sturgeon, bull trout and other migratory species throughout the Columbia River Basin.  From this conference, we intend to create principles, parameters and a process to drive the development of a unified strategy that allows Columbia River Basin fish to return to their entire historical range.

Overall Goal:  Bring together interested parties to discuss cultural, technical and institutional issues associated with restoring fish passage to historic locations.

Objectives:  Develop clear principles, parameters and timelines that will stimulate the development of a unified strategy to address fish passage now and into the future.

 

Wednesday, April 23: Restoring Fish to All Historic Locations in the Columbia River Basin

Overview of Mission, Goals and Objectives for the Conference

  • Overview Paul Lumley, Executive Director, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (document-pdf 4.9MB)

Cultural Perspectives on Restoring Fish Passage to Historic Locations

Background on the Columbia River System and Dams

Historical Perspective on Fish Losses and the Cultural and Social Significance of Salmon and Other Migratory Species

Economics of Restoring Fish Passage

Case Studies: Successful Fish Passage and Reintroduction

Baker Lake Project: A Collaborative Approach to Fish Passage (document-pdf 2.9MB)

  • Lyn Wiltse, President, PDSA Consulting, Inc.

Pelton Round Butte Dam: Collaborative Partnerships in the Deschutes River (document-pdf 6MB)

  • Jim Manion, General Manager, Warm Springs Power and Water
Keynote Speakers:

  • Kukpi7 Wayne Christian, Splatsin First Nation
  • Keynote Presentation Matt Wynne, Chairman, Upper Columbia United Tribes (document-pdf 5.2MB)

Case Studies: Successful Fish Passage and Reintroduction (continued)

The Okanagan Sockeye Program: Lessons Learned (document-pdf 13.6MB)

  • Howie Wright, Fisheries Program Manager, Okanagan Nation Alliance

Cle Elum Facility: Engineering Design for Smolt Passage (document-pdf 8MB)

  • Dave Fast, Research Manager, Yakama Nation Fisheries

Case Studies: Fish Passage Engineering Strategies and Experimental Designs

Passage Strategies in the Lewis River (document-pdf 4.5MB)

  • Frank Shrier, Principal Aquatic Scientist, PacifiCorp

Passage over Canadian Hydroprojects (document-pdf 2.5MB)

  • Peter Christensen, Design Engineer, R2 Resource Consultants, Inc.

Passage Strategies in the Clackamas River (document-pdf 3.7MB)

  • Tim Shibahara, Supervisor Fish Biologist, Portland General Electric

Innovative Passage and Experimental Designs: Vacuum Tube Technology (document-pdf 365KB)

  • Todd Deligan, Vice President-Fish Transport Systems, Whoosh Innovations

Case Study: Methods, Strategies and Monitoring in the Columbia and Snake Rivers

Case Study: Adaptation Strategies for Fish Passage and Reintroduction

Impacts of Climate Change on Fish Passage and Reintroduction (document-pdf 2.2MB)

  • Bob Heinith, Consultant, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

Case Study: Biological Principles and Conceptual Framework for Fish Reintroduction

Upper Columbia

Canada

Summary of Case Studies and Report on March Technical Workshop

  • Randall Friedlander, Fish and Wildlife Program Director, Confederated Colville Tribes

Joint Fish Passage Paper (document-pdf 3.1MB)

  • Steve Smith, Consultant, Upper Columbia United Tribes
  • Howie Wright, Fisheries Program Manager, Okanagan Nation Alliance

Thursday, April 24: Restoring Fish to All Historic Locations in the Columbia River Basin

Cultural Perspectives on Restoring Fish Passage to Historic Locations

  • Kathryn Teneese, Chair, Ktunaxa Nation Council
  • Congressman Earl Blumenauer, U.S. House of Representatives, Oregon 3rd District
  • Charlotte Rodrique, Chairperson, Burns Paiute Tribe

Legal Perspectives on Restoring Fish Passage to Historic Locations

Legal Overview and Implications for Restoring Fish Passage in the United States  (document-pdf 145KB)

  • Brian Gruber, Attorney, Ziontz Chestnut

Legal Overview and Implications for Restoring Fish Passage in Canada

  • Tim Howard, Lawyer advising Ktunaxa Nation Council

Water Users Perspectives on Restoring Fish Passage to Historic Locations

Panel:

  • Scott Corwin, Executive Director, Public Power Council
  • Gordon Derosa, Councillor, City of Trail
  • Dennis Doherty, Commissioner, Oregon Water Resources Commission
  • Paul Lumley, Executive Director, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
  • Bruce Buckmaster, Board Member, Salmon For All
  • Joseph Bogaard, Executive Director, Save Our Wild Salmon

Upper Snake River Passage: Hells Canyon Complex

Overview of the Hells Canyon Complex and Fish Passage (document-pdf 5.1MB)

  • Jim Chandler, Fisheries Biologist, Idaho Power Company

Panel:

  • Nathan Small, Chairman, Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Business Council
  • Joel Moffett, Treasurer, Nez Perce Tribe Executive Committee
  • Erica Maltz, Fisheries Program Manager, Burns Paiute Tribe
  • Rick Kepler, Water Resources Program Manager, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Pete Hassemer, Anadromous Fisheries Manager, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
  • Greg Haller, Conservation Director, Pacific Rivers Council
Keynote Speaker:

  • John Sirois, Omak District Council, Confederated Colville Tribes and Vice Chairman, Upper Columbia United Tribes

Upper Columbia River Passage: Grand Coulee Dam

Overview of the Grand Coulee Dam and Fish Passage

  • Randall Friedlander, Fish and Wildlife Program Director, Confederated Colville Tribes

Panel:

  • John Sirois, Omak District Council, Confederated Colville Tribes
  • Bill Green, Executive Director, Canadian Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Commission
  • Steve Smith, Consultant, Upper Columbia United Tribes
  • John Shurts, General Counsel, Northwest Power and Conservation Council
  • Bryan Nordlund, Senior Hydraulic Engineer, NOAA Fisheries

Executive Panel: Perspectives From Across the Columbia River Basin

This panel will address the principles, parameters and process for developing a unified strategy to restore fish passage to historic locations throughout the Columbia River Basin

  • Lorri Bodi, Vice President, Environment, Fish and Wildlife, Bonneville Power Administration
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (invited)
  • Bill Bradbury, Council Chair, Northwest Power and Conservation Council
  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (invited)
  • Provincial Perspective (invited)
  • Pauline Terbasket, Executive Director, Okanagan Nation Alliance
  • N. Kathryn Brigham, Treasurer, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and Board of Trustees, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
  • Scott Corwin, Executive Director, Public Power Council
  • Suzanne Skinner, Executive Director, Center for Environment, Law and Policy

Question and Answer Session

 

The conference is hosted by these Columbia River Basin tribes, First Nations, and intertribal organizations:

CCRIFC Logo Logo of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission CSKT Logo-small Cowlitz_Tribe_Logo ONA-logo ucut-logo-only USRT Logo Circle
Canadian Columbia River Intertribal Fisheries Commission Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Cowlitz Indian Tribe Okanagan Nation Alliance Upper Columbia United Tribes Upper Snake River Tribes

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