Call for Abstracts

2021 Salmon Recovery Conference ac

Building a Movement

April 27 - 30, 2021

Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020


Welcome to the 2021 Salmon Recovery Conference Call for Abstracts! The 2021 conference will be held entirely online on April 27-30, 2021.

The theme of this year’s conference is Building a Movement, which reflects where we are in the arc of recovery and the importance of coming together to grow our partnership base. Washington State needs to continue to build a movement to complete the work we began 20 years ago to recover Washington’s iconic salmon!

Abstract Guidance

Consider the following when crafting your abstracts:

  • What kinds of innovations are we using in partnerships, projects, communications, coordination, community involvement, funding, etc.
  • How do we re-energize salmon recovery with the public, legislators, and government entities?
  • What does "Building a Movement" mean to you with regards to future salmon recovery efforts?
  • What is the economic benefit of ecosystem-based function and salmon recovery?
  • The Salmon Recovery Conference values diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and has the objective of elevating the role and awareness of DEI principles and best practices and integrating DEI throughout the conference’s planning and implementation.

We welcome abstracts from the full breadth of participants in the salmon recovery effort: project managers; staff from land trusts, fishery enhancement groups, watershed councils, and conservation districts; tribal members and staff; state, federal, city, and county agency employees; planners; landowners; hatchery workers; commercial fishing professionals; sport fishers; fish scientists; restoration ecologists; wetland biologists; project engineers; hydrologists; educators; students; community volunteers; and other people active in Pacific coastal salmon recovery.

All abstracts will be reviewed and selected by members of the Conference Program Committee based on relevance and available space. Not all abstracts are guaranteed a place in the schedule.

Oral Presentations

Presentation Guidelines

Concurrent sessions will be 1 hour long, with up to four, 15-minute presentations (10 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for questions. We encourage excellent and engaging presentations that speak to the diverse experiences of the people attending the conference.

Please integrate the following into your submittal:

  • Building a movement
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice
  • Tribal Perspectives
  • Lessons learned
  • New Idea
  • Partnerships

Session Topics

  • CASE STUDY: Recovery of Hood Canal and Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca Summer Chum Salmon
  • CASE STUDY: Reintroduction and Reconnection in the Blocked Area of the Upper Columbia
  • Climate Change
  • Community Recruitment
  • Education and Outreach
  • Emerging Science
  • Fish Passage
  • Food Web, Predation, and Invasives
  • Harvest and Hatchery Reform
  • Human Dimensions of Salmon Recovery
  • Large Scale Riparian, Floodplain, and Estuary Restoration and Acquisition Projects
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-species Recovery
  • Policy and Regulations
  • Salmon Economics
  • Short Films: communicating the need for and impacts of salmon recovery and watershed health
  • Tribal Treaty Rights and Salmon Recovery
  • Virtual Tour
Take a comprehensive look at all facets of recovery, habitat, harvest, hatchery, land use, broad-sense recovery goals, cultural, economic, and community, human well-being.

Note that all presenters are required to register for the conference.

Presentation Guidelines

Concurrent sessions will be 1 hour long, with up to four, 15-minute presentations (10 minutes for presentation, 5 minutes for questions) on a common subject or theme. Be sure that you are able to speak meaningfully about your topic in 10 minutes. A session chair will welcome the audience, introduce the speakers, and coordinate the session including keeping time throughout.

We encourage proposals that cross disciplines; incorporate aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion; and are applicable and engaging to a wide range of participants.

Abstract Submission Directions

Please select the appropriate session and submit the abstract for your oral presentation through the abstract submission site by 11:59 pm (PT), Friday, December 4, 2020. You will be notified of the status of your proposal submission by Friday, January 22, 2021.

Abstracts should provide a brief overview of the approach and key findings to be presented at the conference.

  • Provide enough detail in the abstract to allow proposal reviewers to fully understand the intent and content of the presentation or poster.
  • Abstract length is limited to 2,000 characters.
  • Spell out all acronyms and abbreviations the first time they are used in your abstract.
  • If accepted, the abstract will be printed in the online conference program, so it should be engaging and easy to understand by a lay audience.

Begin an Abstract submission to the following:


Presentation Submission Proposals are no longer being accepted.