Previous Conferences

2018 Upper Columbia Science Conference

January 24-25, 2018

The Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board (UCSRB) hosted our third regional salmon recovery science conference on January 24 & 25, 2018 in Wenatchee, WA. Almost 300 people attended the 2018 Upper Columbia Science Conference. The conference was based on the theme of “The Science of Survival” to reflect the region’s continued focus on science related to survival bottlenecks. Similar to our 2013 and 2016 conferences, the UCSRB brought in experts from across the Northwest to present the latest and most compelling science. Click on the links above to see the program and presentations as well as a list of attendees.

2016 Upper Columbia Science Conference

January 27-28, 2016

The Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board (UCSRB) hosted a regional science conference January 27-28, 2016 at the Wenatchee Convention Center. The theme of the 2016 conference was “”working together to create our future” because it represented a key time in our region when we were evaluating our success and providing direction for the future. In total, we had 28 sponsors, 16 exhibitors, and over 300 people attend. The 39 speakers presented on topics that ranged from salmon and steelhead, to habitat restoration, science communication, climate change, and watersheds. You can find more information about the event, find attendee contact information, and view the presentations by clicking here.

2013 Upper Columbia Science Conference

November 13-14, 2013

The Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board (UCSRB) hosted a regional science conference November 13-14, 2013 in Wenatchee. Over 200 people from the salmon recovery community attended and participated in conversations about a range of topics from hatchery management to habitat restoration. Several leading authorities in salmon recovery attend the conference to present their work and their perspectives on Upper Columbia issues. This included Jim Lichatowich, author of the book Salmon without Rivers and his most recent release Salmon, People, and Place: A Biologist’s Search for Salmon Recovery. The theme of the 2013 conference was “Salmon Recovery Science in Practice.”