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Technical Workshop Presentations

In preparation for the Future of Our Salmon Conference, a three-day pre-event technical workshop was held in Spokane, Washington on August 17-19. This workshop had the following objectives:

  • Gain a broader knowledge of the cultural, ecological, and socio-economic issues related to Columbia River Basin floodplains and floodplain management.
  • Look at the impacts of climate change.
  • Understand agency roles, interests, and policies that affect floodplains and river function in the U.S. and Canada.
  • Formulate key findings, recommendations, and potential outcomes for the October conference.

Below are the presentations given at the Technical Workshop. Click the icon next to the presentation title to see the presentation or video from that item. Presentations without an icon did not have associated Powerpoints or were not available for general public release.

document-pdf (file is a PDF)  YouTube (links to video on YouTube).

Day One: Overview of Floodplain Functions, Values, Impacts, and Management

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

  • Plenary Session

    document-pdf Ancient Bends and Reaches of the Great River

    Mike Folsom, retired professor of Geography, Eastern Washington University

    document-pdf Columbia River Basin Hydrosystem Today

    John Shurts, General Counsel, Northwest Power and Conservation Council
    History, geology, and present-day hydrosystem

  • Floodplain Functions and Values

    document-pdf From Lake to River and River to Lake: Ktunaxa Use of Kootenay River Floodplain

    Nicole Kapell, Environment and Archaeological Stewardship Manager, Ktunaxa Nation Council

    document-pdf Understanding and Restoring Natural Floodplain Function

    Gary James, Fisheries Program Manager, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

  • Federal Policies for Floodplain Development

    Panel Discussion

    Panel Moderator: Christine Golightly, Policy Analyst, CRITFC

    Panelists

    • document-pdf Christina Wang, Fish Biologist, Columbia River Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
    • document-pdf Scott Van Hoff, Senior Floodplain Management Specialist, Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch, FEMA Region X
    • document-pdf Jerry White, Spokane Riverkeeper
  • 🎞 Video Presentation

    YouTube Burns Paiute Tribal Ceremonial Salmon Fishery on the Malheur River

    Robert Austin, Fish and Wildlife Program Director, Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation

  • Economic Impacts of Floodplains

    document-pdf Economic Valuation of the Columbia River Basin

    Gregory Haller, Conservation Director, Pacific Rivers Council

    document-pdf Restoring Ecosystem Function and Value in the Columbia River Basin

    David Batker, Executive Director, Earth Economics

  • Flood Risk Management

    document-pdf Overview of Reservoir Operations and Flood Risk Management by the Army Corps of Engineers

    Carolyn Fitzgerald, P.E., Hydrology and Hydraulics Branch Chief, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District

    Reservoir Operations and Flood Risk Management in British Columbia

    Jeremy Benson, Specialist Engineer, BC Hydro Generation Resource Management

    document-pdf Grand Coulee and Lake Roosevelt Operations

    Mary Mellema, River and Reservoir Operations, US Bureau of Reclamation

    document-pdf Corps of Engineers Climate Change Studies in the Columbia River Basin

    Kristian Mickelson, P.E., CRT H&H Technical Lead, Water Management, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District

  • YouTube Graphic Interpreter Summary of Day One

    Timothy Corey, Colibri Facilitation

Day Two: Future of Floodplains and Climate Change

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

  • Plenary Session

    Cultural Perspective of Floodplains and Climate Change

    Wilbur Slockish, Jr, Klickitat Chief, Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation; CRITFC Commissioner

  • Future of Floodplains and Climate Change

    document-pdf Predicted Climate Change Impacts

    Guillaume Mauger, Research Scientist, Climate Impacts Group, University of Washington

    document-pdf Hydrologic Effects of Climate Change in the Columbia River Basin

    Oriana Chegwidden, Research Scientist/Graduate Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW Hydro|Computational Hydrology, University of Washington

  • document-pdf Monitoring Off-Channel Water Quality in the Willamette River, Oregon

    Norman Buccola, Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey

    YouTube Yankee Fork Salmon River Dredge Tailings Restoration Project

    Evelyn Galloway, Fish and Wildlife Project Manager, Shoshone Bannock Tribes Fish and Wildlife Department

    document-pdf Climate Change and Estuarine Rearing Opportunities for Juvenile Salmon

    Dan Bottom, NOAA (retired); member, Columbia River Estuary Expert Regional Technical Group; courtesy faculty, Oregon State University

    document-pdf Wallooskee-Youngs Confluence Tidal Floodplain Reconnection Project

    Rudy Salakory, Aquatic Habitat Program Manager, Cowlitz Indian Tribe

  • 🎞 Video Presentation

    YouTube Duck Valley Shoshone Paiute Tribal Ceremonial Salmon Fishery on the East Fork Owyhee River, Nevada

    Robert Austin, Fish and Wildlife Program Director, Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation

  • Floodplain Restoration and Climate Resiliency

    document-pdf Floodplains, Fish Habitat, and Climate Change Resilience

    Tim Beechie, Supervisory Research Fish Biologist, NOAA

    document-pdf Importance of Floodplain Foodwebs for Sustaining Riverine Fisheries

    Robert J. Naiman, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington and Member, Independent Scientific Review Panel, Northwest Power and Conservation Council

    document-pdf Influence of Floodplain Processes on Cold Water Habitats

    Stanley Gregory, Professor Emeritus, Oregon State University and Member, Independent Scientific Advisory Board, Northwest Power and Conservation Council

    document-pdf EPA Region 10 Climate Change and TMDL Pilot Project: A Climate Change Risk Assessment for the Temperature TMDL in the South Fork Nooksack River, WA

    Steven Klein, Research Forester, Office of Research and Development, Environmental Protection Agency

  • document-pdf Hyporheic Restoration of the Meacham Creek Floodplain

    Scott O’Daniel, Research Geographer, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

    document-pdf Okanagan River Restoration Initiative

    Howie Wright, Fisheries Program Manager, Okanagan Nation Alliance

    document-pdf Climate Change, Sea Level Rise and Flooding in the Lower Snohomish River Basin

    Guillaume Mauger, Research Scientist, University of Washington, Climate Impacts Group

  • Closing Session

    YouTube Graphic Interpreter Summary

    Timothy Corey, Colibri Facilitation

Day Three: Challenges, Opportunities, and Potential Outcomes

Thursday, August 18, 2016

  • Keynote

    document-pdf Cultural Perspective on Challenges, Opportunities and Outcomes

    John Sirois, Committee Coordinator, Upper Columbia United Tribes

  • Policy and Law: Challenges and Opportunities

    Panel Discussion

    Panel Moderator: William Barquin, Attorney General, Kootenai Tribes of Idaho

    Panelists

    • Richard Paisley, Director, Global Transboundary International Waters Governance Initiative
    • document-pdf Michael Garrity, Columbia Basin Mitigation Manager, Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife
    • document-pdf Jay Johnson, Senior Policy Advisor, Okanagan Nation Alliance
  • Innovative Programs and Partnerships

    document-pdf Kootenai River Habitat Restoration Program: A Tribal Approach to Large-Scale Ecosystem-Based River Restoration

    Sue Ireland, Director, Fish and Wildlife Department, Kootenai Tribe of Idaho

    document-pdf Agriculture in the Floodplain: Opportunities for Collaboration

    Derek Sandison, Director, Washington Department of Agriculture

    document-pdf Principles for Development and Design Integrated Floodplain Restoration – Broadening Support and Implementing Projects on the Naches and Yakima Rivers

    Joel Freudenthal, Senior Natural Resource Specialist, Yakima County Public Services Water Resources Division

  • Key Issues on Floodplains in the Columbia River Basin Panel

    Overview of Key Issues from the Workshop and Recommendations for the October Conference

    Panel Moderator: Tony Grover, Fish and Wildlife Division Director, Northwest Power and Conservation Council

    Panelists

    • Bill Green, Director, Canadian Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission
    • Richard Paisley, Director, Global Transboundary International Waters Governance Initiative
    • Joel Freudenthal, Sen. Nat. Res. Specialist, Yakima County Public Services Water Resources Division
    • Robert Austin, Fish and Wildlife Program Director, Upper Snake River Tribes Foundation
    • Derek Sandison, Director, Washington Department of Agriculture
    • Catherine Corbett, Chief Scientist, Lower Columbia Estuary Project
    • Scott Van Hoff, Senior Floodplain Management Specialist, Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch, FEMA Region X
  • YouTube Graphic Interpreter Summary

    Timothy Corey, Colibri Facilitation

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Event Hosts

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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