Seattle Speaker Series - Michael Pollock, NOAA Fisheries: DAM Them All!

Seattle Speaker Series –
 Michael Pollock, NOAA Fisheries: Dam them all! The fall and rise of beaver in America's stream ecosystems

When: Thursday, May 26, 2016. 6:00 pm Networking, 6:30 pm Presentation

WhereHales Brewery in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood
Address: 4301 Leary Way Northwest, Seattle, WA 98107
Parking: Behind (west) of Hales on NW 43rd St. towards Fred Meyer, and street parking to the east of Leary Way.
Please join River Restoration Northwest for the first-ever Seattle speaker series event! The purpose of the speaker series is to provide a networking opportunity for the stream restoration community outside of the annual symposium, and the chance to hear from a known expert on a restoration-related topic, in an informal setting, with beer!  Speakers will present a 20 to 30 minute presentation without visual aids followed by time for questions and discussion.
To kickoff the RRNW Seattle Speaker Series, we will be having a party!
Light appetizers will be provided thanks to our event sponsor Natural Systems Design. You’ll be in charge of your own beverages, but rest assured the storytelling, conversation, and snacks will be excellent.
For this special event, Dr. Michael Pollock from NOAA fisheries will be tell us all about how the image of beaver has changed over the last few decades from that of a "nuisance" to the next hero of restoration. This presentation is not to be missed.
Michael is a Research Fish Biologist with NOAA Fisheries NW Fisheries Science Center and studies forest, stream and wetland ecosystems. He is engaged in a diverse suite of scientific studies including: the influence of disturbance and productivity on biodiversity patterns in riparian corridors, the influence of beaver habitat on coho smolt production and ecosystem function, and the historical patterns of riparian forest conditions in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Pollock holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from California State University, Humboldt and a Ph.D. in Ecosystems Analysis from the University of Washington, College of Forest Resources.

You do not need to be an RRNW member to attend; however, we encourage you to join RRNW to help support future events!

This event is sponsored by Natural Systems Design
If you are interested in sponsoring future Seattle RRNW speaker series events, please contact Judi Radloff at: [email protected]

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