Lynda V. Mapes is a reporter at the Seattle Times, where she specializes in coverage of the environment. Over the course of her career she has won numerous national and regional awards, including the 2019 and 2012 first place international awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest professional science association. She has written five books, including Elwha, a River Reborn about the largest dam removal project ever in history and the effort to revive…
Ryan Fortier, WDFW District 6 Fisheries Biologist Ryan will be highlighting current information about lakes and fishing possibilities in North Central Washington for this year.
Jim joined Western Rivers Conservancy as Director of Donor Relations in 2011. He has spent more than 30 working professionally in the nonprofit sector. Jim is a past steering committee co-chair of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, and is an active member of the Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable. He is a member of numerous conservation organizations including Trout Unlimited, Flyfishers Club of Oregon, FFI, the Native Fish Society, and The Freshwater Trust among others. Jim holds a Bachelor of Theatre…
Dave McCoy – Owner Emerald Water Anglers At a young age, Dave’s father introduced him to fishing and sparked a lifelong passion to experience and enjoy life in the great outdoors. Growing up in Eugene, Oregon, his stomping grounds were and remain legendary namesakes such as Crane Prairie and Hosmer Lakes as well as the Deschutes, McKenzie and Umpqua Rivers to name a few. While Dave quickly discovered the thrill of having a fish on, it was the awe of…
Gilbert Biles will be speaking on the fishing opportunities in the lakes of eastern Wa.