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2015 Harmful Algal Bloom Stakeholder Meeting

  • Friday, February 27, 2015
  • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Oregon State University: Linus Pauling Science Center - Room 402
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Oregon Lakes Association and Oregon State University with cooperation from Oregon Health Authority are sponsoring the annual Harmful Algal Bloom Stakeholder Meeting on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 1 pm to 5:00 pm.  
AGENDA  (Printer Friendly)
1:00  Introduction/Welcome: Theo Dreher, Dept. of Microbiology, OSU
1:10  2014 Bloom Season Recap and Program Updates, Rebecca Hillwig, Oregon Health Authority
  • Season highlights
  • Status and trends

1:30  Monitoring options including Toxin Based Monitoring (TBM), Rebecca Hillwig/Dave Farrer, Oregon Health Authority
  • Monitoring: why, when, how
  • State guidance and contract with labs for toxin testing
  • Messaging and bloom publicity
1:50 Stakeholder experiences: 2014 bloom season and outlook for 2015
  • Al Johnson, US Forest Service
  • Dan Turner, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Open participation: reports from around the state
  • What HABs research projects are active in Oregon?
2:35 Break

2:45 Federal legislation to support HAB research/ EPA involvement in funding research and cyanotoxin analysis, Theo Dreher

3:00 Cyanotoxin monitoring: vendor validation; congener-specific LC/MS microcystin assays vs. ELISA? Theo Dreher

3:20 Phycological/phytoplankton analysis: lab certification, Stan Geiger

3:40 Can we organize a better response to important HAB episodes?
(a) to use opportunities for learning and research
(b) to provide information to the public
(c) to provide recommendations to help prevent recurrence, Theo Dreher; Steve Wille, Past President, OLA

4:00 - 5:00 Open discussion wrap-up
This meeting is appropriate for policy makers, scientists & natural resource managers.  Information shared and presented is generally more programmatic.  A complimentary HABs Technical Workshop will be held in later in the year. 
Location:  Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
  • Linus Pauling Science Center, Room 402 
  • LPSC can be found on the corner of Campus Way and 30 St. 
  • Campus Map

Parking:  Parking at OSU has undergone a major revision.  Short-term or Commuter Parking is available for $12 in A Zones or $10 for B or C Zones.  Government Plates are not exempt from payment, so please get your parking permit either at a kiosk or online in advance.

Enquiries to: Dr. Theo Dreher, Department of Microbiology, Oregon State University  Email: 

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