The Columbia River Estuary Conference is back this year, bringing together restoration practitioners, scientists, researchers, and others interested in the ecosystems and restoration of the lower Columbia River, its estuary, plume and nearshore ocean. This three-day conference will host invited presentations and include a poster session. Admission is $100 for the three-day, catered conference and half price for Clatsop County residents and students! Register for the event online at: estuarypartnership.org
The theme of the 2023 Columbia River Estuary Conference (CREC) is Reconnection. So much of our work centers around reconnecting species to their historical habitats, hydrology to more historical flow patterns, and mindsets to managing resources while weaving in traditional ecological knowledge. Reconnecting as a community is an important step in discussing our knowledge of ecological conditions in the lower Columbia and nearshore ocean, the implications of these conditions for native species, and our management approaches. We look forward to reconnecting with you.