RRNW Seattle Speaker Series April 17th, George Pess

Speaker: George Pess, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Title: Ecosystem Recovery in the Elwha River Basin

WhereNaked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103. All ages.

When: Tuesday, April 17th, 2018. 5:30 pm Networking, 6:30 pm Presentation

Join us at the next RRNW Seattle Speaker Series as Dr. George Pess fields questions about ongoing ecosystem recovery taking place in the Elwha River Basin following the largest dam removal in our nation’s history.  George will offer his unique insights based on the first 5+ years of monitoring and observations of the changing landscape.

George Pess has worked in the fisheries science and management field since 1989 and is currently the Watershed Program Manager at NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center.  His primary research interest over the course of his career has been the examination of natural and land-use effects on salmon habitat and production. George has played a lead role in designing and implementing the Elwha monitoring program over the past several years.

George will be organizing his presentation based on your questions.  If you have a question or topic you would like George to address, we encourage you to submit it in advance through this link no later than April 9th.

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

Parking: There is limited parking behind the brewery and street parking.

Bus: From downtown Seattle, take bus #5; from the University of Washington take bus #45.

Bike: Bike parking is abundant in this neighborhood.

This event is sponsored by Natural Systems Design.

If you are interested in sponsoring future Seattle RRNW speaker series events, please contact Judi Radloff at jradloff@kingcounty.gov

You do not need to be an RRNW member to attend; however, we encourage you to join RRNW to help support future events!

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Past Speakers

Steven Malloch – November 2017

Colin Thorne – May 2017

Daniel Schindler – March 2017

Guillaume Mauger – November 2016

Michael Pollock – September 2016