For more information or to REGISTER, visit: http://www.ucscience.org.  Thanks to our sponsors, this conference is free! The registration deadline is October 21st.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Salmon Recovery Sci¬ence in Practice.” Science plays a critical role in the contin¬ued implementation and evaluation of the regional salmon and steelhead recovery plan. The 2013 Upper Columbia Science Conference is an opportunity to forge and strengthen relationships among various practitioners within the salmon recovery community and the Columbia Basin at large, and to provide a forum for the exchange and discussion of information and key issues. Science themes will focus on issues that pertain to listed fish species and their habitat in the Upper Columbia region.

SEE LINK TO CURRENT AGENDAhttp://www.ucscience.org/public/conferences/1/schedConfs/1/program-en_US.pdf.

JAMES LICHATOWICH ANNOUNCED AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER – The UCSRB is pleased to announce that Jim Lichatowich will be the keynote speaker for the 2013 Upper Columbia Science Conference.  Jim has served in many important roles in salmon recovery  in the Pacific Northwest,  and is the author of Salmon Without Rivers: A History of the Pacific Salmon Crisis as well as a new book titled Salmon, People, and Place: A Biologist’s Search for Salmon Recovery. Jim will be on hand after his talk to sign books.

LOCATION – Wenatchee Convention Center, 121 North Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee.

EXHIBITOR BOOTHS – Anyone interested in renting booth space at the conference for their organization should contact Greer Maier at (greer.maier@ucsrb.com) by the end of October. This is a great opportunity to share information about your organization and your work with funders and partners.

HOTEL ROOM BLOCK –   A block of rooms is reserved at Coast Wenatchee Hotel (509.662.1234) at the government rate until Nov. 1st under “Science Conference.”  The hotel is downtown and is connected by a sky bridge to the conference center.

SOCIAL EVENT – Thanks to our sponsors, there is a social event after the conference on November 13th from 5-7 pm at Café Mela in downtown Wenatchee.  This is a great opportunity to interact with other conference participants.