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Coho on Tour- Beaver Creek with Paul Engelmeyer

MidCoast Watersheds Council

You are invited: Beaver Creek tour, led by Paul Engelmeyer

When: June 10, 2017 10am at the Beaver Creek boat launch parking area

Paul Engelmeyer, Chair of MCWC

Paul Engelmeyer, Chair of MCWC

Paul Engelmeyer, Chair of the MidCoast Watersheds Council and a representative of conservation group interests on the MCWC board of directors, will lead a field trip on behalf of the Native Fish Society.  MCWC participants are invited.

Paul will lead the June 10th field trip starting at Beaver Creek State Park. There Paul will talk about land-based conservation strategies, including conservation easements and landowner driven stewardship in coastal wetlands.

Attendees will learn about the value of alternate life history patterns and how fish hatcheries heavily impacted the diversity of coho salmon. From there participants will head up to the headwater tributaries to gain a vista of current land management issues, including logging and agricultural practices that affect water quality and quantity.

Multiple stops along the way will explain the benefits ofpartnershipsas well as in-stream restoration work completed by local communities in partnership with the Siuslaw National Forest.

On the way back, participants will see what is being done in Oregon's Yaquina estuary to restore juvenile salmon nursery habitats and discuss the planning that is taking place to ensure these habitats persist with sea-level rise.

Paul Engelmeyer, who has been working on coho recovery for over 25 years, will also discuss what still needs to be done to keep Oregon Coastal Coho on the path to broad sense recovery.

Please RSVP and for more information contact:

Paul Engelmeyer, pengelmeyer@peak.org

Juvenile coho, photo by Conrad Gowell

Juvenile coho, photo by Conrad Gowell