SWS-PNW Chapter 2015 Conference a Success
The SWS-PNW 2015 meeting was a smashing success. Thanks to all who attended, especially our fantastic keynote, Dr. Joy Zedler, our state wetland panelists, Lauren Driscoll, Howard Haemmerle, Bill Ryan, and Chris Murphy, and our many volunteers and speakers. The chapter is especially indebted to Dr. Lizbeth Seebacher, Susan Buis, Jeanne Kinney, Elyse Denkers, Jim Shannon, Karla Gallina Susan Meyer, Vikki Jackson, Yvonne Vallette for their roles in planning and bringing the conference to fruition.
Additionally, thanks to our field trip and workshop leaders: Jesse Barham, Cathy Sampselle, Brian Combs, Rick Mraz, Rebecca Rothwell, David Wilderman, Carlos Abbruzzese, Lisa Palazzi, Dan Ufnar,
Tony Bush, Allison Warner, Analiese Burns, Marc Hayes, Deanna Lynch, Lisa Hallock, Kelly McAllister, Christopher Pearl, Penny Becker, Teal
Waterstrat, Blake Murden, Marty Chaney, Amy Yahnke, Jennifer Pramuk, Ralph Garono, Becky Hill-Clark.
The meeting was made possible by our many sponsors: Aqua-Terr Systems, HDR Engineering, Washington State Department of Ecology, GeoEngineers, Northwest Ecological Services, SERNW, Environmental Science Associates, Parametrix, Puget Sound Bird Observatory, AECOM, and Hart Crowser.
In Memoriam Tribute
Dr. Daniel Sarr, ecologist, family man, and friend, passed away unexpectedly last August 2015, while hiking to the Colorado River over rugged country in Grand Canyon National Park. Daniel, most recently a research ecologist with the USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center in Flagstaff, Arizona, passed en route to join his USGS colleagues studying riparian vegetation along the Colorado River. Daniel was well known as the former program manager for the National Park Service's Klamath Network Inventory and Monitoring Program. Daniel was a friend to many wetland and aquatic scientists across the American West, and his absence will be felt by many within SWS and beyond. Read the full notice here.
2015 Student Conference Travel Scholarship Information
To encourage student participation at the 2015 Chapter meeting, From a Watershed Perspective: Integrating Science into Policy, the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists is sponsoring student travel awards. These funds are available to assist students with the costs associated with traveling to and from the meeting to present their research. Learn more by visiting the scholarships and awards page.