Yakima Basin Science & Management Conference
June 13th-14th, 2012 @ CWU's Science Bldg. Rm. 147

Sponsored by: Central Washington University, Bonneville Power Administration, Yakima/Klickitat Fisheries Project, Bureau of Reclamation, and Yakima Basin Fish & Wildlife Recovery Board

Wednesday June 13, 2012
8:00 Registration Overview & Keynote
8:30 Welcome to the Yakima Basin Science & Management Conference
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
9:30 Phil Roni - NOAA Effective Watershed Restoration: Key Considerations for Planning, Prioritizing, and Evaluation
10:15 Break Flow Enhancement
10:40 Michael Garrity -American Rivers YBIWRMP
11:25 Lisa Pelly – TU Water Banks for People and Fish
11:45 Lunch
1:00 Yuki Reiss – YBFWRB Bull Trout Action Plan Lamprey, Sockeye, BullTrout
1:20 Brian Saluskin – YN Fisheries Cle Elum Reintroduction/Passage
1:40 Patrick Luke – YN Fisheries Lamprey Program
2:00 Andy Johnsen – USFWS Passage of Radio-tagged Adult Pacific Lamprey at Yakima River Diversions
2:20 Ernie Farmer – WCC Washington Conservation Corps: Getting Things Done
2:40 Break
3:00 Anthony Fritts - WDFW Assessing Supplementation Spring Chinook
3:20 Curt Knudsen – Oncorh Consulting Trends in upper Yakima River hatchery- and natural-origin spring Chinook salmon demographic and phenotypic traits
3:40 Charlie Waters - UW Reducing Genetic Risks to Wild Populations: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Integrated Management in Captive Breeding Programs
4:00 Chris Johnson – WDFW Yakima River Spring Chinook Competition/Capacity Studies
4:20 Curt Knudsen – Oncorh Consulting Comparison of Breeding Success Between 1st and 2nd Generation Hatchery Spring Chinook
4:40 Jeremy Cram Riverscape heterogeneity and spawning site selection by spring Chinook salmon at multiple scales

Thursday June 14, 2012
8:40 Melinda Davis – YN Fisheries Summer/Fall Chinook Program Summer/Fall Chinook & Coho
9:00 Rebecca Wassell – MCFEG Yakima River Delta Study
9:20 Tom Elliot – YN Wildlife Wapato Reach Study
10:00 Break
10:20 Todd Newsome – YN Fisheries Coho Reintroduction
10:40 Carol Ready/Rebecca Wassell - YTAHP

Reecer Creek Restoration Project

Yakima River Delta Study

11:00 Scott Nicolai – YN Fisheries YKFP Habitat Protection/Restoration – Current Projects Ecological Interactions & Steelhead
11:20 Ian Courter, David Child, Jim Hobbs - CFS Influence of Resident Trout on Steelhead Production in the Yakima Basin
11:40 Jason McCormick – WWT Teanaway River Long-Term Flow Restoration Strategy
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Gabe Temple – WDFW Non-Target Taxa of Concern Monitoring
1:20 Michael Porter – YN Fisheries Bird and Fish Predation
1:40 Chris Frederiksen – YN Fisheries Gabe Temple – WDFW Steelhead VSP
2:20 Henry Fraser – YN Fisheries Middle Swauk Creek Restoration
2:40 Andrew Pierce - CRITFC Evaluation of Reconditioned Steelhead Kelts Post-Release
3:00 Break
3:20 Joel Freudenthal – Yakima Co. Current Status and Future Actions in the Gap to Gap Reach
4:00 Toby Kock, Russ Perry – USGS Tommy Garrison, Ian Courter - CFS Assessment of Stream Flow Effects on Smolt Survival Below Roza Dam
4:20 Ian Courter, Lauren Courter, Tommy Garrison - CFS Effects of Aquatic Herbicides On Survival of Salmon and Steelhead Smolts During Seawater Transition

List of Affiliates: TU=Trout Unlimited USGS=United States Geologic Survey

CFS = Cramer Fish Sciences USFWS = United States Fish & Wildlife Service

USGS=United States Geologic Survey WDFW = Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

WCC=Washington Conservation Corps MCFEG – Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group

YN = Yakama Nation USFWS = United States Fish & Wildlife Service

UW=University of Washington YBFWRB = Yakima Basin Fish & Wildlife Recovery Board

WWT = Washington Water Trust NOAA = National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration

Oncorh Consulting CRITFC=Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

Yakima Co.= Yakima County YRBWEP=Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project

YTAHP=Yakima Tributary Access Habitat Program