The Columbia River Estuary Conference is returning for the first time since 2018.
The 2023 Columbia River Estuary Conference (CREC) is open for registration now. The Conference will be held May 16-18, 2023, at the Liberty Theatre in Astoria, Oregon.
The theme of the 2023 CREC is reconnection. After the cancelation of the 2020 CREC and so many other events over the past few years, CREC provides the ability to reconnect with each other to catch up, discuss our work and results, and seek out new ideas and collaborative opportunities. Additionally, so much of our work centers around reconnecting species to their historical habitats, hydrology to more historical flow patterns, and mindsets to managing resources while weaving in traditional ecological knowledge. Reconnecting as a community is an important step in discussing our knowledge of ecological conditions in the lower Columbia and nearshore ocean, the implications of these conditions for native species, and our management approaches.