The recently convened Life History workshop on April 16, 2014 in Wenatchee was a huge success. Over 80 people participated in the workshop including project sponsors, monitoring program representatives and researchers from the region, the Regional Technical Team (RTT), regional partners, and contractors.
The intent of the workshop was to provide participants with current information about general life history patterns that have been observed across the region as well as specific information on habitat use in each of the four subbasins (Wenatchee, Entiat, Methow, and Okanogan). Participants shared information through informal panels, presentation, and discussion. One of the highlights was Dr. Tracy Hillman’s presentation on habitat use and behavior of salmon and steelhead (http://www.ucsrb.org/Assets/Documents/Workshops/Hillman_Habitat%20Use%2004-16-14.pptx).
Panelists also gave participants great insight into what we know about how fish are using our Upper Columbia watersheds for spawning, migration, and rearing. Other presentations, documents, and notes from the workshop can be found on the Life History Workshop page at http://www.ucsrb.org/conferences-and-workshops/.