CALL FOR SYMPOSIA
2019 ORAFS ANNUAL MEETING
THE RIVERHOUSE IN BEND, OREGON
MARCH 4-8, 2019
“At the nexus of science and
restoration: What do we know?”
It’s not too early to start thinking about next year’s Annual Meeting in Bend! We are developing our plans for the next annual meeting and invite your suggestions and ideas for symposia topics or other elements that you would like to see at the meeting. Based on feedback from last year’s meeting, we have included a Local Topics symposia focused on Central Oregon, a Hatchery Innovations symposia and workshop, and will have another Skills for all Stages symposia as well. We will also offer a hands-on workshop on the topic of GIS for Fisheries Professionals. Another workshop topic that we are pursuing relates to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Stay tuned for more information!
The theme next year is “At the nexus of science and restoration: What do we know?” After over twenty years of conservation focus in Oregon from the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds, and the federal Northwest Forest Plan, what do we know? Restoration and conservation are key aspects of life for most fish and aquatic ecologists. What have we learned? We know how to complete restoration projects, but what do they do? How has restoration and conservation efforts affected our lives and communities? These are the core topics we will be addressing at the meeting through a series of planned symposia and plenary speakers. Now is your chance to contribute! If you are interested in organizing a symposia, please send an email to Becky Flitcroft at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31st. In that email, include a brief summary of your topic, a tentative list of speakers, and your contact information. We will notify symposia organizers by the end of September.
I look forward to hearing from you all to serving as your President Elect!