Call for Abstracts Now Closed
The Washington State Salmon Recovery Funding Board will hold its sixth conference April 25-27, 2017 at the Wenatchee Convention Center in Wenatchee, Washington.
Abstracts for presentations and posters were accepted through January 27, 2017.
The earlier call for sessions identified specific topics to be addressed (see below).
Abstracts are required from all presenters, including those who have been invited to speak by a session organizer.
Everyone submitting an abstract will be notified of their status in March 2017.
We welcome abstracts from the full breadth of participants in the salmon recovery effort: project managers; staff from land trusts, fishery enhancement groups, watershed councils, and conservation districts; tribal members and staff; state, federal, city, and county agency employees; planners, landowners, hatchery workers, fishing professionals, sport fishers, fish scientists, restoration ecologists, wetland biologists, project engineers, hydrologists, educators, students, community volunteers, and other people active in Pacific Coastal salmon recovery.
Note that all presenters are required to register for the conference (minimum of one-day registration) and cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.
You may wish to review abstracts from the 2015 Salmon Recovery Conference program.
All abstracts will be reviewed and selected by members of the Conference Advisory Committee based on relevance and available space. Not all abstracts are guaranteed a place in the schedule..
Since 2007, the Salmon Recovery Conference has grown from a one-day event attended by 300 people to its current format of 2.5 days and over 750 attendees.
Breakout sessions will be two hours. We encourage excellent and engaging presentations that speak to the diverse experiences of the people attending the conference.
Most sessions will be standard format, with up to eight 15-minute presentations (10 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for Q & A) on a common subject or theme. A session lead will welcome the audience, introduce the speakers, and coordinate the session including keeping time throughout.
Panel discussions are less structured than a standard format session, with panelists offering brief (3-5 minute) comments about the topic, and then responding to each other and to audience inquiries throughout the session.
Posters should be a maximum of 45” wide by 45” tall and use graphic elements such as charts, tables, graphs, photos, or drawings along with text. Simplicity makes more of an impact on the viewer than a cluttered poster with a lot of tiny text.
You will have a 4-foot x 4-foot bulletin board area to mount your poster. Poster presenters are expected to be available to discuss their posters with conference participants during the poster session (likely the late afternoon of the first or second day of the conference) and, if possible, during breaks over the course of the conference.
Please submit the abstract for your oral presentation or poster through the abstract submission site by midnight, January 27, 2017. You will be notified of the status of your proposal in March 2017.
Abstracts should provide a brief overview of the approach and key findings to be presented at the conference. Provide enough detail in the abstract to allow reviewers and conference attendees to fully understand the intent and content of the presentation or poster. The abstract will be printed in the conference program.
We are using the conference management system Easy Chair to manage abstract proposals.
- Access the conference submission site at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=src2017
- Click “create an account” on the login screen (if you already have an account, log in to your account and go to step 6).
- Complete the information in the “Create an Account” screen
- Check your email for the Easy Chair account confirmation and click on the setup link.
- Complete the information on the activation screen and click on “Create my account” to activate your account.
- Click on the SRC 2017 link to access the Call for Abstracts Submission website.
- Review and agree to the Easy Chair terms of service to continue to the submission screens.
- Provide a title for your abstract, preferably no more than 125 characters.
- Describe your presentation or poster in no more than 2000 characters.
Session and Topic List
We invite abstracts for these accepted sessions:
- Demystifying the Cultural Resources Process
- Designing Climate Adapted Culverts for Fish Passage
- Designing Fish-Driven Restoration Projects
- Emerging Findings on Climate Change in Washington State and Potential Impacts to Salmon
- Expanding Our Restoration Base through Storytelling and Metaphor
- Fish Passage: Connecting Fish and Habitat
- Floodplain and Large River Delta Restoration
- Floodplains and Fish
- Forage Fish and Their Importance in Maintaining Salmon Populations
- Incorporating Climate Change Impacts and Climate Adaptation into Our Salmon Recovery Plans
- Independent Scientific Review as a Catalyst for Restoration Progress: Perspectives from Members, Practitioners, and Policy Makers
- Innovative Approaches to Riparian Protection
- Innovative Tools to Expedite Recovery and Broaden Our Audience
- Instream Flow Restoration: Making the Hydrograph "Right" Again
- Integrating Climate Change Projections into Restoration Strategies
- Intensively Managed Watersheds
- Invasive Species: New and Emerging Threats to Salmon Recovery
- Lessons Learned About Protecting Streams and Rivers For Salmon and a Discussion on Priorities for the Next 15 Years.
- Life Cycle Modeling: Habitat Restoration Prioritization and So Much More
- Monitoring Hatchery-Wild Interactions
- Monitoring Salmon Recovery
- The NOAA Five-Year Reviews
- Prioritizing Salmon Habitat Parcels for Protection
- Resolving Uncertainty in Restoration Planning, Design, and Implementation
- Restoration Projects on State Lands: What You Need to Know
- Ridgetop to River: Integrating Terrestrial and Aquatic Restoration
- Salish Sea Marine Survival Project: Updates and Lessons Learned
- Telling Your Salmon Story is Imperative to Your Success: Tools You’ll Need to Craft and Deliver It
- The Yakima Basin Integrated Plan: Making Conservation Count
- Toxics: A Threat to Population Success
- Tribal Treaty Rights and Salmon Recovery
- Upper Columbia Salmon Reintroduction
- We Don’t Know If Restoration Works (But We Are About To Find Out).
- What's in the RCO-SRFB Protection Toolbox and How to Use the Tools
- Who Will Lead Salmon Recovery in 2036?
Topics for Contributed Papers
We welcome contributed abstracts on these and other relevant topics:
- Acquisitions and Easements
- All-H Integration
- Climate Change
- Dam Issues
- Emerging Leaders
- Fish Ecology
- Fish Passage
- Food Web
- Hatchery Reform
- Instream-Riparian-Floodplain Restoration
- Recovery Planning
- Research and Science
- Technical Assistance
- Tribal Treaty Rights
- Water Quality
- Water Quantity