ASRP Symposium Events

The ASRP Steering Committee hosts symposium events in the basin to share the scientific knowledge that has come from Chehalis Basin Strategy investment to better understand the basin ecosystems. The events are also a venue to provide feedback and ideas on continued development and implementation of the ASRP.

For more information about future ASRP events, please contact Emelie McKain at or fill out the contact form on this page.

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    2020 Symposium

    Date: January 7-8th, 2020
    Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Location: Centralia College; 600 Centralia College Blvd., Centralia WA 98531

    The January 2020 ASRP Symposium was a two-day event in Centralia that gathered over 150 community members, scientists and restoration professionals. Day 1 of the event focused on sharing ongoing research that has informed the development of the Phase 1 ASRP, as well as implementation planning. Day 2 included interactive activities ranging from building resiliency back into the Chehalis, to developing community-based solutions to implementation challenges.

    All technical presentations and associated reports are posted below.

    Below are the studies presented at the Symposium in January 2020.

    2018 Symposium

    The Chehalis Basin ASRP Steering Committee hosted the Science Symposium September 19-20, 2018 in Chehalis. The two-day event was an opportunity to share findings from scientific research that informs the ASRP, as well as receive feedback on the Ecological Diversity Region Prioritization to inform Phase 1 ASRP development.

    All scientific presentations and associated reports are posted for distribution.

    Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife has been conducting research to inform the Chehalis Basin ASRP for several years. Below are the studies presented at the Science Symposium in fall 2018.
    In order to effectively organize and prioritize restoration and protection projects, the basin was split into 10 unique Ecological Diversity Regions (EDR’s). These areas have distinct ecological characteristics and processes that warrant tailored strategies for restoration. The overview boards below provide information about each region, ecological processes that are targeted for restoration or protection, and potential strategies for success of each. Your feedback is vital to strategizing projects to improve and protect aquatic species habitat throughout the basin. Please provide comments through this form by November 15, 2018. For questions or more information, please contact Emelie McKain at