Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Venue: Luigi's Italian Restaurant, 245 W. Main, Spokane, WA. Tel: 509-624-5226
Social hour, 6:00 PM. Technical program, 7:00 PM.
Waste Management presents
"Steelhead Management in the Great Lakes and Threats to Native Stocks in the Snake River Basin"
Steve Hummel, Washington Department of Ecology
Steelhead in the Great Lakes are important recreational fisheries that supplement struggling economies. These fisheries are largely supported through stocking, but contributions from natural reproduction is significant and hard to account for in some areas. In Washington native steelhead are threatened by dams, and habitat degradation, but also by lesser discussed ailments such as stormwater contaminants and agricultural impacts.
Steve Hummel has a B.S. in Environmental Science from Wright State University and a M.S. in Conservation Biology from Central Michigan. His thesis focused on juvenile steelhead otolith chemistry in Lake Michigan. Before moving to Washington state, Steve spent two years working as an Ecotoxicologist in California’s Central valley. Steve worked on habitat restoration and monitoring projects in the Snake River Basin before joining Department of Ecology’s water quality program. He now works as a water quality implementation specialist reducing non-point pollution impacts to streams.