Salmon are an iconic animal in the Pacific Northwest, and yet many salmon populations are in danger of extinction. On Wednesday, February 9th from 8:00 – 9:30 AM PT, we were joined by Tracy Bowerman, Science Manager at the Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board, who described some of the reasons why salmon are in trouble globally and the added challenges they face from climate change. She explored the pros and cons of hydropower from socioeconomic and ecological perspectives, and described some actions managers are taking to protect salmon in our local streams and rivers.
Julie Wilson-McNerney, Counsel, Perkins Coie
Julie Wilson-McNerney assists clients with project development, permitting, and regulatory compliance matters under local land use and state and federal environmental laws, including the National and State Environmental Policy Acts (NEPA/SEPA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). Her experience includes counseling project sponsors through the federal and state environmental review process for major projects.
Tracy Bowman, Science Manager, Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board
Tracy has worked in river conservation for the past two decades. She earned a Ph.D. in Aquatic Ecology from Utah State University and has studied salmon and trout populations throughout the Pacific Northwest. She has worked as a research scientist for the University of Idaho and the U.S. Geological Survey in Hawaii. Tracy previously taught at Salish-Kootenai College in Montana and worked in natural resource outreach, education, and policy in Oregon’s high desert. Tracy loves exploring the mountains and rivers of North Central Washington with her family.
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Upcoming Series for 2023:
Every second Wednesday of the month
- April 12 – C-Suite Roundtable on Developing a Skilled, Inclusive Workforce – Register Here
- September 13 – District Energy, Deep Lake Water Cooling, and Salmon Habitat Restoration in the Lake Washington Lake Canal
- October 11 (During Fusion Week) – Fusion Energy: Policy, Regulations, and Siting
Past Lunch Series Speakers:
2023 Lunch Speakers
- March 2023 – Wastewater Heat Recovery
- February 2023 – Future-Proofing Buildings: Sustainable, Efficient Design for Energy Retrofits
- January 2023 – The BUILT Cluster: Working Together for Infrastructure Decarbonization
2022 Lunch Speakers
- October 2022 – The Future of Fusion Regulations and the Need for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
- September 2022 – The Inflation Reduction Act’s Impact on the Clean Energy Industry
- May 2022 – Innovative Approaches to Organic Waste Management (Hybrid)
- April 2022 – Ocean Energy, Marine Fuels & the Blue Economy
- March 2022 – Trends in the CleanTech Funding Landscape
- February 2022– Salmon Conservation
- January 2022 – Hydrogen Technologies