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Pacific Northwest Chapter Conference

Pacific Northwest Chapter Conference

Thursday, November 3, 2022 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) (PDT)



8:00am Doors open

8:45am Opening (kick off board elections) PNW board

9:00am Policy Wake-Up Session

Rick Mraz, WA Ecology. What's new at Ecology? Policy and Guidance Updates (30 min)

Melody Rudenko. Oregon Department of State Lands. Oregon’s Function-Based Mitigation Accounting for Wetlands (30 min)

10-10:10am     Break

10-10:50am Current Research Updates

Zoe Rosenblum, OSU. Global perspective: new database for transboundary wetlands governance (10 min)

Joe Rudolph, Wolf Water Resources. Monitoring Large Scale Restoration with Applied Remote Sensing (10 min)

Lee Lynn Michel. Diet of Introduced American Bullfrog after Five Years of Control in a Temperate Forest Wetland System Southwestern Washington (20min)

10:50-11:00am     Break

11:00am Speakers

Neil Molstad, WA Ecology. The Washington Tool for Online Ratings: Getting into the WATOR (45 min)

Nicole Jacobsen. WA Department of Natural Resources. The role of internal consultation and external outreach in managing wetlands on forest trust lands in Washington State (15 min)

12:00-1:15pm Lunch and Raffle (BYO or $15 with registration)

1:15-2:30pm    Oregon Spotted Frog Session

F. Teal Waterstrat USFWS. Oregon Spotted Frog Introduction (10 min)

Stephen Nyman, Whatcom Land Trust (30min)

Habitat restoration for the threatened Oregon spotted frog in an emergent wetland dominated by reed canarygrass at the Samish river preserve, Whatcom County, Washington

Cassie Doll, Nick George, (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), Mara Healy (Thurston Conservation District), Melissa Habenicht, Sarah Hamman (EcoStudies Institute). Livestock Grazing as a Tool for Managing Oregon Spotted Frog Oviposition Habitat (30 min)

2:30-2:45pm Break

2:45-3:30pm   Data Analysis Session

Dana Hicks, Oregon Department of State Lands. Trend study of wetlands and land use in the Willamette Valley between 2005 and 2020.(30 min)

Scott Luchessa, Seattle City Light. The results of a pilot wetland enhancement project at Boundary Dam. (20 min)

3:30pm Closing (PNW board)

4:00pm Networking


A block of hotel rooms has been secured for attendees that may need lodging before resuming return travel the following day. Those wishing to book a room can call the hotel listed below at 360-459-5000 and use the code "SW Scientist."

Hampton Inn and Suites Olympia/Lacey
4301 Martin Way E
Olympia, WA 98516

Lacey Community Center
6729 Pacific Avenue SE
Lacey, WA United States
Thursday, November 3, 2022 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) (PDT)
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