April 30 AWRA Dinner Meeting and CWU Student Chapter Mixer

  • 30 Apr 2015
  • 5:30 PM
  • The Palace Café, Canyon Room - 323 N. Main Street, Ellensburg, Washington


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AWRA Dinner Meeting and CWU Student Chapter Mixer

The Washington Section of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA-WA) and the Central Washington University AWRA Student Chapter will host a spring-time Dinner Meeting in Ellensburg, Washington.

You may register for this event on our website (and pay in advance), or RSVP to Tyson Carlson and pay directly at the event. In order to register online, you will need to sign up as a guest member (free) prior to registering, or you may join AWRA-WA as an active member to receive additional membership benefits through 2015.

Presentation by Justin Bezold, Yakima Basin Project Manager

Trout Unlimited

 “Imagine Eating on a Treadmill”

 Washington’s native salmon and trout species are the product of millions of years of evolution. From the temperate rain-forests of the Olympic Peninsula to the desert grasslands of the Columbia Plateau, salmon and trout in Washington thrived in spite of a landscape changed by glaciers, floods, volcanoes, and drought. However, land- and water-use practices effectively changed the natural hydrograph of many salmon and trout bearing systems. Now, with climate models predicting changes in precipitation types, understanding the role of stream flows on fish and their fitness is more important than ever to make progress on restoring fisheries. In coming years, the line between water resources and fisheries professionals will blur, calling for a better understanding by both groups of the biological impact of our water use decisions.



Justin Bezold, Project Manager for Trout Unlimited’s Washington Water Project (TU-WWP) in the Yakima Basin, joined TU-WWP in 2014. His work uses a variety of tools from economics to water law to fisheries biology to complete water transactions to increase stream flows at times critical for fish and wildlife. His focus is primarily on water rights and water transactions to help recover ESA-listed fish species. However, he also works on fisheries habitat restoration projects, community outreach, and provides water rights expertise on larger scale collaborative projects. Prior to joining TU-WWP, Justin worked for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game where he restored anadromous fish habitat in Salmon, Idaho. Justin brings fisheries degrees from the University of Vermont (B.S.) and University of Georgia (M.S.) and a law degree from Willamette University.

Event Details

Registration fees:

Guest – $15.00

Member – $10.00

Student – Free

Register online at http://waawra.org/event-1911325/Registration

The Palace Café, Canyon Room

323 N. Main Street

Ellensburg, Washington

(509) 925-2327


5:30 to 6:30 – Social Hour, with appetizers and beverage

6:30 to 7:30 – Presentation, with discussion following as time allows


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