Thanks for attending the Partnership’s second workshop dedicated to understanding and protecting salmon habitat in Southwest Alaska on December 3-5, 2013 in Anchorage.
Dec 3 – Dr. David Montgomery presented “Ice Dams, Lake Ahtna and the Evolution of Salmon”
Dec 4 – Copper and Salmon: are state and federal water quality standards sufficiently protective of salmon in Bristol Bay? A presentation of papers (below) was followed by a panel and audience discussion.
Nancy Sonafrank (ADEC): copper and aquatic life criteria
Dave Baldwin (NOAA): neurobehaviorial toxicity of copper to juvenile salmon
Joseph Meyer (ARCADIS): Do water quality criteria for copper protect against olfactory impairment in salmonids?
Dec 5 – presentations (below) highlighted the various projects funded by the partnership and other research completed or ongoing in the Southwest region of Alaska. The featured speaker was Dr. Alan Boraas who presented “Gathering and Using Traditional Ecological Knowledge to Inform the EPA Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment”
Woody et al: proposed long term monitoring of salmon headwaters (Lime Hills Ecoregion)
Mark Lisac (USFWS): estimating juvenile salmon summer rearing habitat and abundance