Oregon Lakes Association

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2022 OLA Conference

  • Friday, October 14, 2022
  • 8:45 AM
  • Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • Wallowa Lake Lodge
  • 12


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Fall 2022 OLA Conference
co-sponsored by
Nez Perce Department of Fisheries Resources Management 

Wallowa Lake Lodge, Joseph Oregon
October 14 and 15, 2022

Thank you to everyone who participated!

Direct all questions to theo.dreher@oregonstate.edu.


Accommodation at the Wallow Lake Lodge is included in the full registration, for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (option #1 see below PRICING).  Check-in time is NOON on Thursday, check-out 2:00 pm on Sunday.

There are 22 rooms on the second story of the lodge, upstairs from our conference spaces. There are also 3 cabins situated in the forested “backyard” of the lodge, which reaches down to the southern shore of Wallowa Lake. There is a lovely view of Wallowa Lake from the deck and forested lawn behind the lodge. 

There are 2-person rooms with one bed and 4-person rooms and cabins with 2 beds. Some rooms and cabins are suitable for sharing for additional savings. If attendees go this route, one person should select registration option #1 and the other option #2 (see PRICING below ). 

There is more info on the lodge at https://wallowalakelodge.com, but please don’t contact the lodge about accommodations. These arrangements should be made directly with Theo Dreher, OLA President (Theo.Dreher@oregonstate.edu).

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Friday, October 14: Sockeye salmon reintroduction program in the Wallowa valley

  • 8:45 Welcome: Theo Dreher (OLA), Jim Harbeck (Nez Perce Tribe)

  • 9:00  Nakia Williamson, Nez Perce Tribe – Cultural Perspective & Blessing

  • 9:30 Ellen Bishop, Terranes, LLC – Wallowa Lake Moraines
  • 9:50 Shane Vatland, Nez Perce Tribe – Wallowa Lake Studies
  • 10:10 Michael Meeuwig, ODFW – Wallowa Lake Studies
  • 10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
  • 10:45 Erik R. Moberly, ODFW – Deschutes Sockeye Program
  • 11:05 Andrew Matala, Yakama Nation – Cle Elum Lake Sockeye Program
  • 11:25 David Venditti, Idaho Department of Fish & Game – Redfish Lake Sockeye Program
  • 11:45 Becky Johnson, Nez Perce Tribe – Wallowa Lake Sockeye Program
  • 12:15 – 1:30 Lunch
  • 2:00   Afternoon Field Trips
    - Wallowa Lake orientation by boat (Nez Perce, ODFW) - NOW FULL
    - Tour of Wallowa Lake Dam (Wallowa Lake Irrigation District)
  • 5:00 - 9:00 pm   The Lodge bar will be open for individual drink purchases
  • 6:00 - Evening Banquet Dinner and Plenary Lecture:         

              Courtney Crowell, Governor’s Northeast Regional Solutions Center
              Coming Together to Create Cultural, Ecological and Economical Benefits

Saturday, Oct. 15, Lake Ecology and Management

Session 1: Lake Ecology

  • 9:00 Ron Larson – Satellite Tracking of Climate Change Effects at Oregon’s Playa Lakes (via Zoom)
  • 9:20 Joe Eilers, MaxDepth Aquatics, Inc. – Gas Emissions (ebullition) from Oregon Lakes
  • 9:40 Theo Dreher, Oregon State University – CyanoHAB genomes: Limnoraphis and Woronichinia
  • 10:00 Desiree Tullos, Oregon State University – Predicted Effects of Removal of Klamath River Dams
  • 10:20-10:40 Coffee Break
  • 10:40: Wayne Carmichael – Nehalem River Tributary Restoration for Salmonids Including Cool Permanent Vernal Ponds
  • 11:00 Dan Brown, DEQ – 2017 National Aquatic Resource Survey of Oregon Lakes (via Zoom)
  • 11:20 Open discussion of state-wide lake studies, thoughts for future design, etc.
  • 11:45 -1:15: Lunch

Session 2: Lake Management

  • 1:30 Ivan Arismendi, OSU – AquaPV: Modeling Impacts of Floating Solar Panel Arrays on Lakes (via Zoom)
  • 1:50 Ed Rudberg, CD3, Inc. – A Digital Alternative to In-person Boat Inspections for Controlling Invasives
  • 2:10 Ryan Van Goethem, EutroPHIX, Inc. – Improving Water Quality with Lanthanum Modified Bentonite
  • 2:30 Dan Sobota, DEQ – Web-based App for Detecting and Monitoring CyanoHABs in Oregon Lakes
  • 2:50-3:15 Coffee Break
  • 3:15-~5:00 OLA business meeting presenting slate of 2022-2024 officers; short report by president; budget report; what OLA has been emphasizing & what OLA could do in the future

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** Direct all questions to theo.dreher@oregonstate.edu **

Conference Registration Options and Prices Included
1. No-Frills Conference - In-Person : $20.00 Registration includes conference activities 
No Food or Lodging
2.  Conference - Online (Zoom): $20.00 Participate in the conference from the comfort of your favorite location


Sponsor Level Included 
9/29:  $750
Exhibit space and promotional materials at conference, registration, half page ads in 3 issues of Lakewise , website listing, and OLA annual membership.
9/29: $500
Exhibit space and promotional materials at conference, registration, quarter page ads in 2 issues of Lakewise, website listing, and OLA annual membership.
9/29: $250
Exhibit space and promotional materials at conference, registration, quarter page ad in 1 issue of Lakewise, website listing, and OLA annual membership.

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