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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!

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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, but please don’t contact the lodge about accommodations. These arrangements should be made directly with Theo Dreher, OLA President (

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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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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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