The 2023 Johnson Creek Science Symposium focused on climate change in the watershed, with presentations exploring the past, present, and future. A new addition this year was the panel discussion addressing vegetation management and what we know about how climate change will impact the upland habitat so important to salmon in Johnson Creek. Below are individual presentations. For the full program and present bios, click here.

Presentation TitlePresenter NamePresenter Agency

Johnson Creek’s Geologic and Geomorphic History
Nick LeggWolf Water Resources

Post-Restoration Re-Vegetation of Johnson Creek’s Riparian Corridor
Luke RussellWolf Water Resources

Mapping a Path Forward in Urban Stormwater Restoration Projects
Elizabeth BrosigJohnson Creek Watershed Council

Why didn’t the salmon cross the road? Toxic tires and green stormwater infrastructure treatment
Katie HolzerCity of Gresham

Flood Insurance Literacy and Flood Risk Knowledge: Lents and Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhoods
Noelwah NetusilReed College

Warming of the Willamette River, 1850–present: the effects of climate change and river system alterations
David JayPortland State University

Data-Driven Restoration – The Cedar Crossing Restoration Project
Nick CookOTAK

How do beavers affect native turtle habitat in Oregon?
Rodé KrigePortland State University
Panel Discussion: Vegetation Management in the Face of Climate ChangeJenn Cairo, Portland Parks & Recreation, George Kral, Scholls Valley Native Nursery, Hannah Schrager, Metro, Damion Coe, Portland Bureau of Environmental ServicesCOMING SOON to our YouTube Channel!
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