Due to the number of travel advisories and large meeting restrictions (as well as concern for our own health and our communities) related to the Covid-19 pandemic the 2020 Eastern WA Riparian Symposium was held as a virtual event June 24th and 25th, 2020.

Final Agenda

Speaker Booklet – please note the speaker booklet includes the date and location of the originally scheduled symposium

Photo Contest Winners

Landscape category: “Basalt Falls”, Ryan Lefler, Location: Douglas County, WA

Wildlife category: “Yakima Canyon Otter”, Location: Yakima River

Restoration category: “Reflections”, Kelly Evans, Location: Gold Creek Restoration Site, Okanogan-Wenatchee NF

Thanks to all of our wonderful photographers who submitted a photo.

Presentations

Day 1:

  1. Tom Elliot and Bridger Cohan, Yakama Nation
    Wapato Reach Riparian Project – Updates and Findings
  2. Emilie Blevins, Xerxes Society
    Freshwater Mussels and Riparian Restoration
  3. Ryan Watts, Wildlands, Inc.
    The Evolution of Riparian Restoration Techniques in Arid Lands
  4. Jill Scheffer, Kittitas Environmental Education Network
    Restoration Succeeding Despite Lack of Money, Time, and Volunteers

Find recordings of all 2020 Eastern WA Riparian Planting Virtual Symposium presentations on YBFWRB’s YouTube channel.

Please contact Tricia Snyder, 509-453-4104 x 2, tsnyder@ybfwrb.org or Heather Simmons, hsim461@ecy.wa.gov, 509-454-7207 with any additional questions or to be added to the email list for future announcements.

Thanks to the 2020 Symposium Sponsors

Washington Dept of Ecology
Yakima Basin Fish & Wildlife Recovery Board

Past Symposiums

First Annual Eastern Washington Riparian Planting Symposium
Ellensburg, Washington
February 16, 2017

Second Annual Eastern Washington Riparian Planting Symposium
Ellensburg, Washington
March 8, 2018

Third Annual Eastern Washington Riparian Planting Symposium
Ellensburg, Washington
March 7, 2019