Panel Discussion a New Feature at the 8th Annual Science Symposium

After a year’s hiatus, the Johnson Creek Science Symposium was back this year, held again at Reed College. Eight speakers from academia, consulting companies, agencies, and non-profits shared results from monitoring, research, and restoration over the past year.

Audience members listening to presentations
Approximately 100 audience members watching a presentation at the 8th Annual Johnson Creek Science Symposium

This year’s topics were:

  • Johnson Creek’s Geologic and Geomorphic History
  • Post-Restoration Re-Vegetation of Johnson Creek’s Riparian Corridor 
  • Mapping a Path Forward in Urban Stormwater Restoration Projects 
  • Why didn’t the salmon cross the road? Toxic tires and green stormwater infrastructure treatment
  • Flood Insurance Literacy and Flood Risk Knowledge: Lents and Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhoods
  • Warming of the Willamette River, 1850–present: the effects of climate change and river system alterations
  • Data-Driven Restoration – The Cedar Crossing Restoration Project
  • How do beavers affect native turtle habitat in Oregon?

Nick Cook discusses the Cedar Crossing restoration project.
Nick Cook discusses the Cedar Crossing restoration project

This year we added a panel discussion. Four local vegetation professionals discussed their views on “Vegetation Management in the Face of Climate Change” and took questions from the audience. Watch this discussion on JCWC’s YouTube channel HERE.

View the presentations on this website HERE

Panelists Hannah Schrager, George Kral, Damion Coe, and Jenn Cairo discuss “Vegetation Management in the Face of Climate Change”
Symposium attendees enjoy refreshments during the break.
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