The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host the Willamette Fisheries Science Review, a multi-day annual meeting, highlighting results of the 2019 Corps-funded research in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. The Corps will hold the event at the LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Feb. 11-12.
There is no registration fee to attend and the conference is open to the public. Topics will include Willamette River flows and water quality, Cougar, Lookout Point and Foster Dam fish passage improvements, studies involving parasitic copepod infection in salmon, and other subjects.
- Tuesday, Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Presentations will include Cougar Dam and Lookout Point Dam fish passage improvements, and river flows and water quality studies.
- Wednesday, Feb. 12, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Presentations will include Foster Dam fish passage improvements, High Head Bypass evaluation, and research involving parasitic copepod infection in salmon.
Research, monitoring and evaluation of the Willamette Basin is an important component of the Corps’ efforts to meet requirements under the Endangered Species Act. This multi-day meeting is an annual event, first established in 2010.
Any media interested in attending must contact the Portland District public affairs office no later than 12 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10. Call 503-808-4510 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance.
About the Portland District: The Portland District has one of the nation's most comprehensive and diversified civil works programs. Covering most of Oregon and southwestern Washington, the District operates locks and dams along the Columbia River, operates dams in the Willamette Valley for flood risk management, maintains Oregon's coastal rivers for navigation and leads the Nation in hydropower generation, all while ensuring equal attention to environmental protection and restoration, fish and wildlife enhancement and recreation.