Shoreline Management Tool Presentation
Date/Time: May 16 (Thurs) from 12:00-1:00
Location: Lucky Labrador Brewpub (915 SE Hawthorne Blvd - Portland, OR)
- Learn about a recently developed USGS tool for assessing shoreline habitat
- Take a break from work to network with like-minded individuals
- Enjoy tasty Lucky Lab fare
The Shoreline Management Tool—An ArcMap Tool for Analyzing Water Depth, Inundated Area, Volume, and Selected Habitats, with an Example for the Lower Wood River Valley, Oregon
Dan Snyder, Hydrologist, USGS – Oregon Water Science Center
This GIS program was developed to create maps of shorelines and water depth for user-specified surface-water stages within designated land areas and to produce tables and graphs of water depth, inundated area, and water volume. The user can optionally specify multiple criteria consisting of water depth, land-surface slope, or aspect to identify aquatic or terrestrial habitat areas where conditions may be suitable for specific plants or animals and to develop maps of these areas. The Tool is demonstrated using data from wetlands adjacent to Upper Klamath Lake in southern Oregon though the Tool is highly transferable using easily generated or readily available data. The report, program files, and introductory videos are available at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1247.
Fish Passage 2013
June 25-27 2013
The 2013 International Conference on Engineering & Ecohydrology for Fish Passage (Fish Passage 2013) will be held at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, on June 25-27 2013. This is a three-day conference with concurrent sessions in engineering, biology, and management and social issues. The conference will also feature plenary talks, professional networking opportunities, and a poster session. Flyer (PDF)
More information and updates can be found at the Conference Web Site: www.fishpassageconference.com
PNW Chapter Quarterly Board Meetings
Your board of directors meets quarterly - usually in January, April, July, and September. Meetings are always open to the membership. If you wish to attend a meeting in person or via conference call please contact the Chapter President, Colin MacLaren.
We look forward to seeing you at our next chapter meeting!