Nature Matters w/ Lewis & Clark National Park and North Coast Watershed Assoc.

Join Dr. Kelcee Smith, chum salmon reintroduction coordinator for the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, for a 7 p.m. presentation at the Fort George Lovell Showroom. This free event is open to the public – all ages are welcome.

Oregon populations of Chum Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) in the Lower Columbia River have been listed as threatened on the Endangered Species Act since 1999. Over the years, efforts to recover Oregon populations of chum salmon have ranged from transferring individuals from Washington to Oregon, out planting adults or eyed-eggs via remote site incubators in unoccupied tributaries, conducting research on factors limiting survival at various life stages, and implementing habitat restoration projects in partnership with local watershed councils. However, most reintroduction strategies are limited by the number of adult chum salmon that return to the system. Smith explores the reintroduction efforts and how two years of high adult returns can be used to more effectively and efficiently restore two of Oregon’s Chum Salmon populations.

Join Nature Matters in the Fort George Lovell Showroom every 4th Thursday, October–May for Nature Matters, hosted by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, in partnership with the North Coast Watershed Association, the Lewis & Clark National Park Association, and Fort George Brewery + Public House. Doors open at 6pm with food & beverages available via the Taproom window, talk starts at 7pm. All ages welcome and never a cover!

The Thursday Talk program is a reoccurring community lecture series every Thursday, October through May. Thank you to our 2023 Thursday Lecture Series Partners –

  • 1st Thursdays – Ales & Ideas w/ Clatsop Community College
  • 2nd Thursdays – Wit & Wisdom w/ Philosofarian
  • 3rd Thursdays – Thursday Night Talk w/ Clatsop County Historical Society
  • 4th Thursdays – Nature Matters w/ Lewis & Clark National Parks, National ParksService, and North Coast Watershed Association

WHERE: Lovell Showroom, 1483 Duane Street Astoria, OR 97103 Map