The biennial Watershed Open House provides a forum for scientists to share information, foster new collaborative partnerships, and discuss current and emerging science. Watershed Program scientists share results of their research related to ecosystem processes, landscape ecology and recovery science, and restoration effectiveness. Our free Open House took place on March 20, 2017, at NOAA's Western Regional Center in Seattle. We presented our completed and on-going scientific research during three sessions: Salmon Life Cycles, Chehalis and Puget Sound, and Restoration.
Presentations included a geomorphic approach to estimating salmon rearing capacity in the Columbia River basin, watershed assessment and salmon life cycle modeling in the Chehalis River basin, effects of shoreline armoring and overwater structures on fish ecology in Puget Sound, and much more. This year we added an expanded poster session and have allotted more time to interact with attendees.
We thank everyone who attended in person or via WebEx for helping to make this our most successful Open House to date. If you're interested in listening to the presentations via webcast, you can find it here.
The next Open House will take place in March of 2019. If you would like to be put on the mailing list for upcoming Watershed Program events, please contact Karrie Hanson at (206) 860-3334 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.