Raising healthy juvenile salmon to meet the rigors of their downstream journey to the sea, and survive long enough to grow into adults and then return to their streams of origin to spawn, is the topic of discussion presented by the MidCoast Watershed Council Thursday, April 5th at the CLPUD public meeting room in Newport.
A recognized expert on the juvenile segment of the lives of salmon, Dr. Laurie Weitkamp, will kick-off the discussions at the watershed council session which begins at 6:30pm. Dr. Weitkamp will explore the estuarine and marine ecologies of Pacific salmon and the factors that affect their survival. In addition, her interests include what’s called bio-energetics of introduced salmon populations, factors affecting salmon during their transition from river estuary to the sea and the diversity of salmon life histories.
The CLPUD public meeting room is located at 2129 No. Coast Highway (101) in Newport, across from Safeway.
For more information, call Wayne Hoffman, 541-265-9195.