Yakima Basin Aquatic Science and Management Conference

The 2013 Yakima Basin Science and Management Conference was held June 12 – 13 at CWU. Here are some  directions to the campus and conference.

Wednesday June 12, 2013

8:00

Registration

Overview & Keynote

8:30

Welcome to the Yakima Basin Science & Management Conference

Dave Fast

8:45

Dave Fast – YN Fisheries

Overview of Fisheries Activities in the Yakima Basin

9:00

Alex Conley – YBFWRB

Overview of Habitat Activities in the Yakima Basin

9:20

Moderator –  Cynthia Wilkerson Derek Sandison, Urban Eberhardt, Mike Leita, Phil Rigdon, Michael Garrity

YRBWEB Panel – Status of Yakima River Integrated Plan

10:20

Break

Lamprey, Sockeye, Bull Trout

10:40

Eric Anderson

Yakima Bull Trout Status & Recovery Implementation

11:00

Brian Saluskin – YN Fisheries

Cle Elum Reintroduction/Passage

11:20

Andrew Matala – CRITFC

Genetic monitoring of sockeye salmon reintroduction in Lake Cle Elum: evaluating relative productivity among two donor stocks

11:40

Ralph Lampman – YN Fisheries

Yakima Lamprey Program

12:00

Andy Johnsen – USFWS

Passage of Radio-tagged Adult Pacific Lamprey at Yakima River Diversions

12:20

Lunch

1:20

Ryan Anderson – City of Yakima

Confluence of Gray and Green Infrastructure in the Gap to Gap Reach:  Incorporating the Yakima Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant into floodplain restoration

Flow Enhancement

1:40

Toby Kock – USGS,

 Ian Courter – CFS

Assessment of Stream Flow Effects on Smolt Survival Below Roza Dam

2:00

Toby Kock – USGS

Assessment of Passage Route Effects on Smolt Survival at Roza and Prosser Dams

2:20

Lisa Pelly – TU

Yakima Water Banking Updates

2:40

Anthony Fritts – WDFW

Comparisons of Upper Yakima Spring Chinook Integrated Population with Unsupplemented Reference Populations

Spring Chinook

3:00

Break

 

3:20

Curt Knudsen – Oncorh Consulting

Trends in hatchery- and natural-origin spring Chinook salmon demographic and phenotypic traits

 

3:40

Charlie Waters – UW

Evaluating the effectiveness of managed gene flow to reduce adaptation to captivity in supportive breeding programs

Spring Chinook

4:00

Chris Johnson – WDFW

Yakima River Spring Chinook Competition/Capacity Studies

4:20

Don Larsen – NOAA

Stuck in the middle: contrasting effects of size on early male maturation and survival of Chinook salmon smolts.

4:40

Curt Knudsen – Oncorh Consulting

Comparison of Breeding Success Between 1st and 2nd Generation Hatchery Spring Chinook

5:00

Anthony Fritts

Spring Chinook hooking mortality Research

 


 

Thursday June 13, 2013

8:40

Melinda Davis – YN Fisheries

Summer/Fall Chinook Program

Summer/Fall Chinook & Coho

9:00

Rebecca Wassel – MCFEG

Yakima River Delta Study

9:20

Tom Elliot – YN Wildlife

 

Wapato Reach/lower river restoration plans

9:40

Todd Newsome – YN Fisheries

Coho Reintroduction

10:00

Break

10:20

Joel Freudenthal – Yakima Co.

Current Status and Future Actions in the Gap to Gap Reach and Lower Naches

10:40

   Kirk Holmes

Manastash Creek Flood Hazard and Habitat Assessment: Lessons Learned

11:00

Scott Nicolai – YN Fisheries

YKFP Habitat Stewardship Activities in the Yakima

Ecological Interactions & Steelhead

11:20

William Meyer – WDFW

Yakima Beaver Project

11:40

Jennifer O’Neal – Tetratech

Project-Scale Stream Restoration Monitoring: A Regional Review of Habitat Data for the Mid-Columbia

12:00

Lunch

1:00

Katherine Strickler, Caren Goldberg, and Alexander Fremier University of Idaho

Using environmental DNA in monitoring programs for fish and amphibians

1:20

Michael Porter – YN Fisheries

Bird and Fish Predation

1:40

Gabe Temple – WDFW

Ecological Evaluation of Coho Salmon Reintroduction in a Central Washington Watershed

2:00

Chris Frederiksen – YN Fisheries

 

Yakima Steelhead Telemetry Research

2:20

Zack Mays – WDFW

Upper Yakima Telemetry

2:40

Neala Kendall

Life-cycle models for the diverse and plastic Oncorhynchus mykiss in the Yakima River basin: challenges and opportunities

3:00

Break

3:20

Doug Hatch – CRITFC

Survival and Traits of Reconditioned Kelt Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss in the Yakima River, Washington

3:40

Jeffery Trammell

An Evaluation of the Yakama Fisheries Kelt Reconditioning

4:00

Andrew Pierce – CRITFC

Control of Parasitic Copepods in Steelhead Kelts

4:20

Ian Courter CFS,

David Child – YBJB

Influence of Resident Trout on Steelhead Production in the Yakima Basin