Join the Weber River Partnership in learning about emerging issues and opportunities in our watershed.

We will hear from over 20 presenters discussing topics such as agricultural sustainability, tools for maintaining flows in streams during periods of drought, and potential changes in water policy.  


January 22

9:00 AM Welcome-Introduction

9:15 AM Keynote Address -Ben Nadolski - Ogden City Council

Session: Water Banking

9:45 AM Water Banking Discussion

Paul Burnett - Trout Unlimited, Candice Hasenyager - Utah Division of Water Resources, Emily Lewis - Clyde Snow and Sessions

10:45 AM Networking Break

11:05 AM Regenerative Agriculture - Gregg Simonds

11:25 AM Sustaining Ranching in urbanizing areas -Bill White - Bill White Farms

11:45 AM Using Livestock for Weed Management in Urban Areas -Jessica Kirby - Basin Recreation

12:05 PM Lunch Session: Restoration Successes and Lessons Learned

1:35 PM Status of Weber River partnership 501c3 -Sara Jo Dickens - Ecology Bridge

1:55 PM Weber River Bluehead Sucker Population Status Update and Conservation Action Progress - Chance Broderius - Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

2:15 PM Partnerships in Restoration: Fawcett Farm - Kent Fawcett and Sara Jo Dickens

2:35 PM Birds and Mammals in the Weber Watershed - Adam Brewerton - Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

2:55 PM Update on Weber River Relicensing - Eve Davies - PacifiCorp

3:15 PM Networking Break

3:35 PM Water quality assessments in the Weber River Basin - Elise Hinman - Utah Division of Water Quality

3:55 PM Progress on developing solutions in the Henefer to Taggart Reach of the Weber River - Mike Newton - Morgan County

4:15 PM Developing Recreational Amenities compatible with Conservation needs - Case study of the Ogden Whitewater Park and lower Weber River - Eric McCulley - RiverRestoration

January 23

Session: Drought Contingency and water demand management

9:00 AM Weber Basin Water Conservancy District Drought Contingency Planning - Darren Hess - Weber Basin Water Conservancy District

9:20 AM Water supply forecast - Patrick Kormos - Colorado Basin River Forecast Center

9:40 AM Weber State University landscaping water efficiency - Drew Hodge - Weber State University

10:00 AM On-Farm Ag Optimization - TBD

10:20 AM Great Salt Lake Model Update - Jeff Den Bleyker - Jacobs

10:40 AM Break Session: Using Beavers and Beaver Dam Analogs (BDAs) as Tools for Riparian Restoration

11:00 AM Permitting BDAs with new State policy - Michael Drake - Utah Division of Water Rights

11:20 AM Preliminary results of low-tech process-based restoration on Fish Creek - Lily Bosworth - University of Utah

11:40 AM Low-tech Processed-based Restoration into the Future - Janice Gardner - Wild Utah Project

12:30 PM Final Thoughts




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