Yakima Basin Aquatic Science and Management Conference 2007

 

Sponsored By:

Central Washington University, Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project, Bonneville Power Administration and Bureau of Reclamation

 

June 13 and 14, 2007

Central Washington University, Science Building, Room 147 & 101

 
Wednesday June 13

8:30

Joint Session: Yakima River Basin Overview, Room 147

8:30

Registration All Day

8:45

Welcome to the Yakima Basin Conference

9:00

David Montgomery

 

King of Fish: The Thousand Year Run of Salmon

10:00

David Fast

 

Overview of Yakima Basin Activities

10:45

Break

11:00

Alex Conley and Panel of Yakima Basin Fish and Wildlife Recovery Board Members

 

Presentation of the Yakima Subbasin Plan and Salmon Recovery Planning

12:00

Lunch

Concurrent Session

Spring Chinook Salmon, Room 147

 

Watershed Management, Room 101

Time

Presenter

Topic

 

Time

Presenter

Topic

1:00

Craig Busack

The PNI concept and implications for supplementation monitoring

 

1:00

Scott Nicolai

Overview of Watershed Session

1:20

Todd Kassler

Genetic Stock Identification of Chinook Smolts Collected at the Chandler Trap

 

1:05

Pat Nowak, Terra Design

Residential Development and the Riparian Area

1:40

Ken Warheit

Power analysis of smolt identification at Chandler

 

1:35

Darryl Piercy

Land Use Planning in Kittitas County

2:00

Curt Knudsen

Comparison of Upper Yakima Hatchery and Wild- Origin Spring Chinook Demographics

 

2:00

Jill Arango

Cascade Land Conservancy

Time

Presenter

Topic

 

Time

Presenter

Topic

2:20

Anthony Fritts

Effects of Domestication on Predation Mortality

 

2:20

David Gerth

Kittitas Conservation Trust

2:40

Todd Pearsons

Effect of Domestication on Competitive Dominance

 

2:40

Betsy Bloomfield

The Nature Conservancy

3:00

Break

 

 

3:00

Break

 

3:20

Steve Schroder

Breeding success of wild and first generation hatchery female spring Chinook salmon spawning in an artificial stream

 

3:20

Richard Visser

How to do Watershed Restoration

3:40

Curt Knudsen

Comparison of Hatchery and Wild Redd Characteristics in the Upper Yakima

 

3:40

Kelly McCaffrey

 

Washington Water Trust

 

4:00

Andy Dittman

Homing and Spawning Site Selection of Hatchery and Wild Spring Chinook

 

4:00

Allan Sullivan

Central Washington University - Gladmar Ponds Research and Education Area

4:20

Don Larsen

Physiology and Precocialism of Hatchery Salmon

 

4:20

Allan Sullivan

Surveying for freshwater mussels in the Yakima River

4:40

Christopher Johnson

Precocious Salmon on the Spawning Grounds

 

4:40

Lisa Pelly & Jon Kohr

Trusting Water for Instream Flow Yakima Water Auction

 

 


Thursday June 14

Concurrent Session

Ecological Interactions, Spring Chinook, Coho salmon, Steelhead trout, Fall Chinook Salmon, Bull trout, Storage studies, Room 147

 

Habitat and Management, Room 101

Time

Presenter

Topic

 

Time

Presenter

Topic

8:00

Todd Pearsons

Ecological Interactions Overview

 

8:00

Ken Bevis

Agenda Overview

 

 

 

 

8:05

Ben Maletzke

Cougars in upper Kittitas County - Project CAT

8:20

Gabriel Temple

Non-target Taxa Monitoring

 

8:20

Stan Sovern

Spotted Owl demography in the Yakima basin

8:40

Mike Berger

Predation on Salmonids, Northern Pikeminnow

 

8:40

Katrina Strathmann

Converting Idle Farmland to Floodplain Habitats

9:00

Jim Siegel

An analysis of smolt PIT tags collected at six predatory bird sites on the Yakima River

 

9:00

Mike Livingston

Shrub Steppe Partnership

9:20

Todd Pearsons

Spring Chinook Interactions Indices

 

9:20

Scott McCorquodale

Yakima Basin Elk Study

9:40

Steve Cramer

Twenty Years Of Flip Flop: What Can We Determine About Its Effects On Salmonids In The Yakima Basin?

 

10:00

Break

 

 

10:00

Break

 

10:20

Martin Fox

Analysis Of Spring Chinook Recruitment In Response To Flip-Flop Operations

 

10:20

Dennis Hudson

Yakima Dams Fish Passage Study

10:40

Todd Newsome

Yakima River Coho Re-Introduction Feasibility Study

 

10:40

Joel Freudenthal

Flood Planning, Projects and Habitat Management

11:00

Melinda Davis

Yakima River Fall Chinook Supplementation

 

11:00

Rebecca Wassell & Tina Mayo

Watershed Restoration and Management on Cle Elum Ranger District

11:20

Scott Blankenship

Using DNA markers to delineate populations of Yakima Basin steelhead

 

11:20

William Meyer & Ken Bevis

WDFW habitat protection success stories

11:40

Bill Bosch

Efficacy of Kelt Reconditioning

 

11:40

Jason Smith & Jill Arango

Strategic Partnerships for Watershed Protection/Restoration

12:00

Lunch

 

 

12:00

Lunch

 

Time

Presenter

Topic

 

Time

Presenter

Topic

1:00

Doug Hatch

Acoustic Tracking of Short Term Kelts in Lower Columbia

 

1:00

Alex Conley

Yakima Recovery Board: Recovery Planning and Other Activities

1:20

Gary Torretta

Steelhead Spawner Surveys in Naches Subbasin

 

1:20

Margaret Newman

Mid Columbia Regional Fisheries Enhancement Group

1:40

Yuki Reiss & William Meyer

Snorkel Surveys of Bull Trout in the North Fork Teanaway / Upper Yakima

 

1:40

Kelly Larimer

Yakima Side Channels - Floodplain Protection

  2:00

Brian Saluskin

Cle Elum Lake Fish Reintroduction Project

 

2:00

Jason Smith

I90, Snoqualmie Pass East - Providing Ecological Connectivity at Multiple Scales

2:20

Joel Hubble

Overview of the Yakima Storage Study

 

2:20

Walt Larrick

Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Program - Overview

2:40

Jim Hatton

Wapato reach hydrodynamic model

 

2:40

Jeff Graham

Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Program Habitat Management

3:00

Break

 

 

3:00

Break

 

3:20

Jeff Thomas

Storage Study Decision

Support System (DSS)

 

3:20

Ryan Anderson

Yakima Basin Water Quality Monitoring

 

 

 

 

3:40

Phelps Freeborn

Salmon Carcasses How They Fit into the Bigger Picture of Water Quality

 

 

 

 

4:00

Marie Zuroske

Lower Yakima Eutrophication Study

 

 

 

 

4:20

Anthony Gabriel

Ecological Characterization of Yakama Nation Riparian Restoration Sites on the Wapato Floodplain of the Yakima River Basin, WA

 

 

 

 

4:40

Anna Lael

Yakima Tributary Access and Habitat Projects