Legislative Council on River Governance



Kalispell, Montana
August 24-25, 2015

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Introduction to Seasonal Water Supply and Forecasting
  • Rashawn Tama, Forecast Hydrologist fo the Columbia River Basin, National Water & Climate Center, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program

Water Banking and Water Markets

  • Clay Landry, Managing Director and Principal, WestWater Research.

Water Markets in the Pacific Northwest: Prices, Trading, and Trends


  • Colleen Coyle, Director, Water Services, Ponderosa Advisors.
Water Banking and Marketing

First Nations/Tribal Issues

  • Dan Keppen, Executive Director, Family Farm Alliance.

The Klamath Settlement Agreements - Perspective of Federal Project Irrigators

Invasive Species Management

  • Lisa DeBruyckere, President, Creative Resource Strategies, LLC. Coordinator, Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership.

Advancing a Regional Defense Against Dreissenidsand Aquatic Invasive Species in the Northwest


  • Mark Sytsma, Professor of Environmental Sciences, Portland State University. Director, Center for Lakes and Reservoirs. Co-Director, Aquatic Bioinvasion Research and Policy Institute.

Regional Approach to Aquatic Weed Management

A Columbia River Compact?

  • Peter R. Johnson, Deputy Director, Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers.

Managing Water Use from the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin

Update and Perspectives on the Clean Water Rule

  • Dan Keppen, Executive Director, Family Farm Alliance.

Update on the Clean Water Act "Waters of the U.S." Rule

State and Federal Land and Resource Management: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Peter Kolb, Extension Foresty Specialist and Associate Professor of Forest Ecology Management, Montana State University.

State and Private Forest Regulation


  • John Ruple, Research Associate Professor of Law, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah.


Federal Public Land Management & Utah's Transfer of Public Lands


A Legal Analysis of the Transfer of Public Lands Movement

The Transfer of Public Lands Movement: Taking the 'Public' out of Public Lands


  • Holly Fretwell, Research Fellow, Propery and Enviornment Research Center.


Divided Lands: State vs. Federal Management in the West


Divided Lands: State vs. Federal Management in the West


For a list of current members click here.