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Fish Passage - 2013

Oregon State University - Corvallis, OR
June 25-27, 2013

The 2013 International Conference on Engineering & Ecohydrology for Fish Passage (Fish Passage 2013) promises to be an important international forum to exchange findings and experiences on fish related passage issues. Fish Passage 2013 will be of interest to researchers, educators, practitioners, funders, and regulators who have an interest in advancements in technical fishways, nature-like fishways, stream restoration and stabilization, dam removal, road ecology, and the myriad of funding, safety, climate change, and other social issues surrounding watershed connectivity projects.

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. Independently offered short courses and workshops will be available immediately before and after the conference (see Short Courses).

Visit the conference website for more information.

Workshops

The Fish Passage Engineering Team conducted a Fish Passage Training Course at the Regional Office in Hadley, MA from May 18-21, 2010.  Thirty-eight people attended the training. Participants came from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Geologic Survey, University of Massachusetts, state agencies in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island, and private consulting companies.

The agenda follows:

USFWS Fish Passage Training Course
Hadley, MA
May 18 - 21, 2010

Tuesday, May 18

 

 

8:00 – 8:15

Introduction – Goals and Objectives

Dick Quinn, USFWS

8:15 – 8:45

Class participant’s introductions

 

8:45 – 9:00

Welcome to the Regional Office

Dan Kuzmeskus, USFWS

9:00 – 10:00

Upstream Passage: Introduction

D. Quinn

10:00 – 10:15

break (refreshments courtesy of sponsors)

 

10:15 – 12:00

Upstream Passage: Introduction, hydraulics & hydrology (H&H)

D. Quinn

12:00 – 1:00

lunch (on your own)

 

1:00 – 3:00

Upstream Passage: H&H, types of fishways, design basics

D. Quinn

3:00 – 3:15

break (refreshments courtesy of sponsors)

 

3:15 – 5:00

Upstream Passage: H&H, types of fishways, design basics

D. Quinn

Wednesday, May 19

 

 

8:00 – 8:15

Questions

D. Quinn

8:15 – 10:00

Denil, Steeppass, and small Pool & Weir Fishways

D. Quinn

10:00 – 10:15

break (refreshments courtesy of sponsors)

 

10:15 – 11:00

Culvert passage

D. Quinn

11:00 – 12:00

Nature-Like Fishways

D. Quinn

12:00 – 1:00

lunch (on your own)

 

1:00 – 2:30

Conte Anadromous Fish Lab - Eel Passage and other topics

Alex Haro, USGS

2:30 – 2:45   

break (refreshments courtesy of sponsors)

 

2:45 – 4:30

Downstream Passage

Curt Orvis, USFWS

4:30 – 5:00

field trip information

D. Quinn

Thursday, May 20

 

 

7:30 – 8:15

travel to DSI/West Springfield Dam via bus (courtesy of sponsors)

 

8:15 – 9:30

Tour of DSI/West Springfield Dam fishway

Tom Tarpey/D. Quinn

9:30 – 10:00 

     travel to Holyoke Dam

 

10:00 – 11:30

Tour Holyoke Dam fish passage facilities

Rich Murray, HG&E

11:30 – 12:00

travel to Conte Lab in Turners Falls

 

12:00 – 12:30

Project overview & new features

John Warner

12:30 – 1:00

lunch (box lunch provided courtesy of sponsors)

 

1:00 – 2:30

Tour of Turners Falls Dam

Suez staff

2:30 – 4:00     

Tour of Conte Anadromous Fish Lab

Conte Lab staff

4:00 – 4:30

travel back to Regional Office in Hadley

 

Friday, May 21

 

 

8:00 – 8:15

Questions

D. Quinn

8:15 – 8:45

The History of Fishways

Alex Hoar, USFWS

8:45 – 10:15

Biological aspects of fish passage

J. Warner/Melissa Grader, USFWS


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