Dr. Dan Bottom

Presentation: Is Salmon Decline Reversible?

Aces Bar & Grill, Lincoln City

Monday, June 25, 2016

Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council is honored to host Dr. Dan Bottom and Dr. Kim Jones on Monday, June 27 at Aces Bar & Grill Lincoln City. They will consider the question: Is salmon population decline reversible? Anyone who has been following efforts to restore estuary habitat and naturally reproducing wild salmon populations will be interested in what researchers have learned that can help answer this question.

Social begins at 5:30 PM with the talk at 6 PM. Food and drinks are available for purchase from the menu.

For many years Dan and Kim have lead research efforts in the Salmon and Columbia Rivers to understand what is behind the changes in salmon populations and the impacts of human efforts to reverse declines in salmon populations. They will be sharing what they have learned including the results of the most recent work to understand the impact of coho hatchery program suspension.

Dan Bottom (pictured above) served as a fishery research biologist and project leader in state and federal government for 38 years, including 22 years with the ODFW Research Section in Corvallis and 16 years with NOAA's Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Newport, Oregon. Kim Jones was a research fish ecologist with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for 31 years and the program leader for the Aquatic Inventories Program since 1989.

The Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council mission is to promote the protection or restoration of healthy fish and wildlife resources, water quality, water quantity, and overall watershed health in the North Lincoln County area. Donations support efforts to protect and restore local watersheds. For more information, contact Laura Doyle by email or call 541-994-9330.