RRNW Portland Speaker Series December 6th, Leslie Bach, Northwest Power and Conservation Council  

Join us December 6th for the next installment of the Portland RRNW Speaker Series!

Speaker: Leslie Bach, Senior Program Manager for the Northwest Power and Conservation Council

Title:The Columbia River Basin hydropower system: evolving issues influencing fish and wildlife protection and mitigation

Where: NW Lucky Lab  1945 NW Quimby St, Portland, OR 97209

When: Thursday, Decmeber 6th, 5:30 pm Networking, 6:00 pm Presentation

Join Leslie Bach for an overview of fish and wildlife mitigation efforts in the Columbia Basin River Basin. The talk will focus on a few of the significant issues shaping ongoing and future direction, touching on scientific, legal and political aspects.

Leslie Bach is a Senior Program Manager in the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Fish and Wildlife Division. She is responsible for tracking policy and technical aspects of Columbia River Basin main stem and estuary restoration, floodplain habitat improvement projects, fish passage, and emerging issues such as toxic contaminants. Before joining the Council, Leslie was the Director of Freshwater Programs for The Nature Conservancy where she oversaw floodplain and wetland restoration projects throughout Oregon and identified opportunities to incorporate environmental flow needs into the operation of the Willamette River Basin dams. Leslie has also worked for Oregon Water Trust, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and the U.S. Forest Service. Leslie holds a Ph.D. in Hydrology and Water Resources, an M.S. in Hydrology and Soil Physics, and a B.S. in Soil and Water Science.

The purpose of the speaker series is to provide a local networking opportunity for the stream restoration community outside of River Restoration NW’s annual symposium and to hear from an expert on a restoration-related topic, in an informal setting, with beer!  Speakers will present for 20 to 30 minutes with time for questions and discussion. Food and drinks are available for purchase. You’ll be in charge of your own food and beverages but, rest assured that the storytelling and conversation will be excellent.

This event is sponsored by Waterways Consulting Inc.

If you are interested in sponsoring future Portland RRNW speaker series events please contact John (jrunyon@cascadeenv.com).

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Past Speakers
  • Matthew Johnson – September 2018
  • Daniel Newberry – May 2018
  • Esther Lev – December 2017
  • Rose Wallick – March 2017
  • Desiree Tullos – December 2016
  • Janine Castro – October 2016
  • Gordon Grant – May 2016
  • Matt Van Ess – March 2016
  • Mike Houck – November 2015
  • Celeste Searles Mazzacano – October 2015
  • Dan Bottom – June 2015
  • Bob Beschta – April 2015
  • Michael Pollock – December 2014
  • Laura Brophy – October 2014
  • Colin Thorne – June 2014
  • Bill Bradbury – April 2014
  • Stan Gregory – December 2013
  • Ken Bierly – October 2013
  • Janine Castro – October 2013