The Fisheries Engineering Committee of EWRI (a joint committee of ASCE EWRI and the American Fisheries Society Bioengineering Section) is reaching out for nominations for this year’s Distinguished Project Award for aquatic organism passage. The Distinguished Project Award recognizes a project for a multidisciplinary approach to collaboration, innovation, education, and improved ecological value for passage of aquatic and anadromous species. An ideal project for the award would be small to medium in size that exemplifies success and inspires greater application of fish passage restoration. The successful project and leaders will receive official recognition, tokens of appreciation, and presentation of the award at the Fish Passage 2017 conference at Oregon State University (USA), an annual conference planned by the Fisheries Engineering Committee. The winning project will also be featured on the Fish Passage Conference website and will have the opportunity to present their work on a webinar currently planned for September of 2017. Self-nominations are welcome.
All projects related to fish passage and habitat are eligible. The project elements could include research, planning, design, outreach, education, implementation, and monitoring. Nominations must be submitted before March 15, 2017.
The winning project will be selected by the Fisheries Engineering Committee. Priority will be given to projects that have demonstrated effectiveness and fulfillment of restoration goals, as illuminated by a well-designed monitoring plan and system. We appreciate and emphasize nominations that are accompanied with monitoring data and reports which illustrate how the project met its objectives. The winning project is scheduled to be notified by May 1, 2017. Representative(s) of the project will be requested to receive the award at the Banquet for the 2017 Fish Passage Conference at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, and to provide a presentation of the project.
Where to find out more… How to make your nominations…
Please refer to the conference website for further information, follow-up instructions, and an electronic form for making your nominations.
Here is a link to the conference website:
Thanks and Best Regards,
Denis Ruttenberg P.E., M.ASCE
Chair, Fisheries Engineering Committee
Balance Hydrologics, Inc.
Santa Cruz CA