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Coping with Change Through Innovation:
 New Approaches, Tools, & Collaborations


Northwest Scientific Association 89th Annual Meeting


The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington - March 27-30, 2018




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MAPS: Evergreen State College Area-Campus (2-pages),  Campus Trails-Parking


Plenary Session  Buying Time - Adapting to Climate Change in the Northwest


We will focus on the progress made to reduce potential negative effects of climate change on our natural resources in northwestern North America.  Significant progress has been made in assessing the effects of climate change, and implementation of climate-informed management and planning is now moving forward.  Recent examples of successful on-the-ground adaptation demonstrate that the organizational capacity to respond to climate change is increasing.  This provides optimism that we can retain functionality in our aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.


keynote     Function Over Form:  Sustainability and Natural Resources in a Warmer World 

                    David L. Peterson, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station


                Preparing Our Infrastructure for a New Hydrologic Cycle

                 Ronda Strauch, University of Washington, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering


                Restoration and Refugia for Salmonids in a Warmer World

                     Dan Isaak, USFS, Rocky Mountain Research Station


                Keeping Water in the Mountains: Beavers to the Rescue

                      Michael Pollock, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center


                Panel Discussion with the Audience


banquet guest speaker     Blue Legacy: 100 Years of Change in Washington's Glaciers

                                            Jon Riedel, North Cascades National Park


special sessions*

Fisheries Conservation & Management in the Pacific Northwest

Changes in the Top Predators of the Salish Sea


Adapting to the Effects of Climate Change in Aquatic Habitat & Infrastructure Management


Ecoregional Land Management in Response to Changing Climate


Native Food Plants of the Northwest: Ecology, Culture, & Management in a Changing World


 Bryology & Lichenology in the Pacific Northwest

hosted by Northwest Lichenologists 



New Tools for Science in the 21st Century


Applications in  R Programming for Ecology & Natural Resources

note:  this workshop is limited to 26 registrants


Crustose Lichens on Coniferous Trees of the PNW 


general sessions**


Anthropology & Archaeology; Aquatic Biology; Biogeography; Botany; Climatology & Meteorology; Computer Applications; Conservation Biology; Ecology; Entomology; Fire Ecology;

Fisheries & Wildlife Mgmt; Forestry; Range Management; Geomorphology; Geology; Hydrology; Limnology; Marine Biology; Mathematical Modeling; Natural Resource Management; Paleontology; Plant Ecology; Soils & Pedology; Vertebrate Biology; Wetland Ecology; Zoology;

Social Science and others.


                        * Special sessions are by invited speakers and contributed abstracts. 

                       ** General sessions will depend upon contributed abstracts.


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