Oregon Lakes Association

....a voice for quiet waters.



The Oregon Lakes Association holds trainings and conferences during the year. Event listings and registration are available through this page when events are being held.  As a OLA member you will be notified of these events and are given special discounts during registrations.  This is just one of the benefits of membership.  Learn more about Joining OLA today.

Upcoming events

    • Sunday, July 17, 2022
    • 12:30 AM
    • Saturday, August 20, 2022
    • 12:30 AM
    • Online submissions due by August 20, 2022

    We are announcing the Oregon Lakes Association annual conference October 14 & 15,  2022, co-sponsored by the Nez Perce Department of Fisheries Resource ManagementThe conference will be held at Wallowa Lake Lodge (Joseph, OR) and will also include an on-line attendance option via Zoom.  

    For those of you planning to attend,  please do not contact Wallowa Lake Lodge directly. We have rented the entire facility and they are asking us to manage room reservations.  We will be sending a conference registration announcement within a few weeks, and that will include room reservations. The setting is superb, on the forested southern shore of Wallowa Lake.

    Day 1 of the conference will be focused on Wallowa Lake and the sockeye salmon reintroduction efforts to the lake and its tributaries. 

    We are inviting abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations for Day 2 of the conference. Presentations can address any lake, pond or reservoir related topic, but topics of particular interest include:

    • water quality and harmful algal blooms
    • ecological interactions
    • effects of climate change
    • lake and watershed restoration
    • aquatic invasive species
    • fisheries management

    Standard oral presentations will be 12 minutes with 3 minutes for questions and discussion.  A live-stream option for oral presentations will be available and recordings of the presentations (with the author’s consent) will be posted online following the conference.

    Submission Requirements:

    Submit abstracts online using the Register button in the left column by August 20, 2022.  You will be asked to provide your presentation title, author(s) noting any student authors, preference of an oral or poster presentation, and an abstract of 300 words/3,000 characters or less. Please indicate whether you expect to present in-person or on-line; this is for planning, and we will not need a commitment until time of registration.

    All speakers/presenters are required to register for the conference. We will follow up in August with details for registration. We highly encourage those able to make the trip to Joseph and the Wallowas to stay at the lodge.  OLA has rented the entire lodge, so there will be a registration package that includes meals (Friday breakfast through Saturday lunch) and lodging/accommodation (Thursday and Friday nights),estimated cost ~$200. The lodge is charming, as indicated by the pictures below.  

     Questions? Contact Theo Dreher

Past events

Saturday, July 16, 2022 Celebrate Lake Appreciation Month at Suttle Lake on July 16
Monday, March 14, 2022 2022 Oregon Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Bloom Stakeholder Meeting
Wednesday, November 03, 2021 2021 Oregon Lakes Association Online Seminar Series
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 2021 OLA Fall Seminar Series: Call for Abstracts
Thursday, April 08, 2021 Careers in Freshwater Panel
Monday, March 08, 2021 2021 Oregon Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Bloom Stakeholder Meeting
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Oregon Lakes Association Fall 2020 Conference Series
Friday, October 25, 2019 2019 OLA Conference
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Call for Papers: 2019 OLA Conference
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 2018 OLA/WALPA Joint Conference
Friday, May 18, 2018 Call for Papers extended to August 17: 2018 OLA/WALPA Conference
Friday, October 20, 2017 2017 Oregon Lakes Association Conference - Florence
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Call for Papers: 2017 OLA Conference
Friday, October 14, 2016 2016 Oregon Lakes Association Conference - The Dalles
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Call for Papers: 2016 OLA Conference
Friday, October 02, 2015 2015 Oregon Lakes Association Conference - Klamath Falls
Sunday, June 14, 2015 Call for Papers: 2015 OLA Conference
Friday, October 10, 2014 2014 Oregon Lakes Association Conference - Astoria, Oregon
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Call for Papers: 2014 OLA Conference
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 2013 Conference - OLA & WALPA
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Call for Papers: 2013 Conference - OLA & WALPA

Cancellation Policy:   In order to recover costs associated with processing payments and to recoup costs associated with scheduling events, the Oregon Lakes Association charges a 3% transaction fee (with a minimum $10) for all cancellations greater than 15 days in advance of the event.  Cancellations within 15 days of the event are non-refundable. 

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