Nature Matters: Chum Recovery
Chum salmon, Oncorhynchus keta, is one of the largest species of Pacific salmon and most widely distributed. On the West Coast, two populations are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, the Columbia River Chum, and the Hood Canal summer- run Chum. During this Nature Matters talk, Scott Brewer, Executive Director of Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC), will discuss Chum recovery efforts and the organization’s role in salmon recovery planning. They hope this approach can be a lesson learned for others seeking salmon recovery in their watersheds and communities.
This free event is online. The 7 p.m. presentation takes place April 8th online via Facebook Live on Fort George Brewery’s Facebook page. www.facebook.com/FortGeorgeBrewery/
Scott Brewer is the Executive Director for the Hood Canal Coordinating Council, accountable to Hood Canal Coordinating Council Board of Directors and responsible for the administration of all Council activities and operations. HCCC is responsible for the development and implementation of the Hood Canal and Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca Summer Chum Salmon Recovery Plan. Scott has over 30 years of experience working as a biologist, ecologist, and program administrator in the Puget Sound and Hood Canal. Scott was the Fisheries Manager with the Skokomish Tribe, Staff Ecologist with American Rivers, Director of Natural Resources with the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Senior Ecologist with King County, WA, and the Salmon Recovery Program Manager with the Hood Canal Coordinating Council charged with developing, writing, and implementing the Hood Canal and Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca Summer Chum Salmon Recovery Plan. Scott has a B.A. degree in Urban and Metropolitan Studies/policy analyst from Michigan State University and M.S. degree from the University of Washington’s School of Fisheries.
Nature Matters, a lively conversation about the intersection of nature and culture, takes place on the second Thursday of each month from October through May. Nature Matters is hosted by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in partnership with the North Coast Watershed Association, the Lewis & Clark National Park Association, and the Fort George Brewery + Public House.
For more information, call the park at (503) 861-2471, check out www.nps.gov/lewi or Lewis and Clark National Historical Park on Facebook.