Monthly Archives: February 2014

Jim Lichatowich is 2014 Annual Banquet speaker

FFC’s speaker at the Annual Banquet on February 20th will be Jim Lichatowich, noted fisheries researcher who alerted the scientific community in 1988 to the collapse of wild salmon populations in the Northwest.

Jim is the author of two books. His latest book is Salmon People and Place: A Biologist’s Search for Salmon Recovery. He also wrote Salmon without Rivers: A History of the Pacific Salmon Crisis.

He has worked on Pacific salmon issues as a researcher, manager, and scientific advisor for more than 40 years. He specializes in the history of salmon management and the life history and status of salmon and steelhead populations and the development of restoration plans in the Pacific Northwest. Jim was formerly the Chief of Fisheries Research and Assistant Chief of Fisheries for the State of Oregon. He served ten years on the Independent Scientific Advisory Board for the Columbia River salmon restoration program. He served four years on the State of Oregon’s Independent Multidisciplinary Science Team. He has served on four independent scientific review panels for the California Bay-Delta Authority.

FFC Annual Meeting is Feb. 20

Our 2014 annual meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20th, at 6:30 pm at El Tapatio Restaurant in Rainier. The public is invited. The address is 117 A Street W., Rainier, OR 97048. We will have updates on activities, reports from officers, and the election of three members to the seven-member board of directors for terms of three years.

Make your reservations for dinner by Feb. 19th by contacting JoAnne Booth at treasurer@friendsoffoxcreek.org . We will be ordering food individually from the menu at El Tapatio. Also, if you’d like to support FFC as a member, please come prepared to pay your membership dues ($15) to our FFC treasurer if you haven’t already sent it in. Additional donations are also accepted.

If you wish to nominate yourself or another person to a seat on the board you may do so during the election that night. Seats that are up for election this year are those currently held by Bob Burnham, Chip Bubl and John Byrd, all of whom are eligible to serve again.

The meeting will adjourn to a presentation on “Salmon, People and Place” by Jim Lichatowich.