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Community Presentations

On the first Thursday of every month, the MidCoast Watersheds Council hosts guest speakers at our community meetings. Below are the past presentations that have been shared with us. To see who will be speaking at our next meeting, be sure to check our News & Events page.


june 2019

monitoring oregon’s coastal salmon populations: Mike Lance & Erik suring

At the summer quarterly meeting of the Siletz Watershed Council, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Mike Lance and Erik Suring discussed where and how the Salmonid Life Cycle Monitoring Project studies coho populations, general trends in their status, results of monitoring efforts in the Mill Creek watershed near Logsden, and how all this information is used by managers and collaborators to help protect these important fisheries while providing opportunities for responsible use.

c2c trail: Jim golden

Jim took us on a virtual tour of the entire route, from the bike paths and country road sections on the Valley side, to the actively managed forest lands and old growth reserves within the Coast Range, before the ultimate end on the sandy shores of Ona Beach in Brian Booth State Park. The east half of the route was opened in 2016. Just 6 miles of trail is left to complete the western half of the route, and is C2C is always looking for volunteers to help in these and maintenance efforts. You can learn more at: http://www.c2ctrail.org/


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May 2019

Integrated stormwater management: Mike Broili

Over the past 150 years, most development has occurred without consideration of the impacts to the natural systems that sustain us. In the face of present day environmental issues coupled with the expected population growth in this region, we must collectively rethink how we develop our built environments and the impacts they have on hydrology and other supporting natural systems. Mike’s presentation described the techniques and tools used in restoring site hydrology in the built environment

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april 2019

Ocean acidification and hypoxia: Caren Braby

Since the early 2000s, low-oxygen—or hypoxia—has been observed in Oregon’s coastal waters. In 2006, Oregon was one of the first places in the world to observe the direct impacts of ocean acidification. Since then, both ocean acidification and hypoxia (OAH) events are intensifying. There are now signs that these events are undermining the rich food webs of Oregon’s ocean and estuarine ecosystems, putting iconic fisheries and coastal communities that depend on them at risk. Caren’s presentation helped us understand the science behind OAH events, as well as what the state of Oregon is doing to achieve economic and ecosystem resilience in the face of them.

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march 2019

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Mid-coast fish district fisheries, stock status, and restoration: Paul Olmstead

At the Quarterly Meeting of the Siletz Watershed Council, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Mid-Coast Assistant District Biologist presented us with an overview of fall Chinook, coho, and steelhead fisheries and stock status, as well as an update on the restoration work ODFW is currently undergoing in the Siletz Basin and the projects they’ll begin there this summer.

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Wave energy on the oregon coast: Burke Hales

Sources of renewable energy to complement existing solar and wind are needed to help Oregon reduce its contribution to climate change. Burke shared with us information on how wave energy can fill this niche, and the development of Oregon State University’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences’ wave test facility: PacWave.

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February 2019

Twenty Years of Monitoring Stream Habitat and Salmon: Mark Stone

When you work as a Biosurveyor in Oregon’s Central Coast for over two decades, you are bound to see some beautiful places and meet some interesting faces along the way. Mark’s presentation was filled with some of his favorite photos and lively stories, reminding us that we are lucky to live and work in this region.


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January 2019

orcas of the oregon coast: Colleen weiler

Did you know that orca whales follow a matrilineal social structure? That the endangered Southern Residents frequent the Oregon Coast? Or that restoring natural conditions to aquatic environments on land can help rebuild the salmon populations necessary for their survival? Colleen walked an eager crowd through all this and more.

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2015

Predation on trout: implications for restoration. Brooke Penaluna. USFS.

Native Freshwater Mussels of the Pacific Northwest: Lifestyles of the benthic and sedentary. Shelly Miller. Pacific Northwest Freshwater Mussel Workgroup.