Our 2017 Gala Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor: Smith-Root

For over 50 years, Smith-Root, Inc. of Vancouver, Washington, has been the world’s leading provider of technology for fisheries conservation. Most importantly, its employees see stewardship as one of their primary objectives.
Smith-Root manufactures, engineers, and provides training to aquatic resource managers across the globe on specialized equipment to monitor and aid fish populations. The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership Science Team understands this first-hand, and regularly uses specialized Smith-Root equipment to assess habitat restoration projects and fish populations in the lower Columbia River.
Smith-Root is deeply honored to be a long-time supporter of the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, and looks forward to the upcoming 18th Annual Dinner & Art Gala at the Columbia River Yacht Club.
Smith-Root’s President and CEO, Jeff Smith (pictured right at a volunteer clean up on Sand Island), serves on the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership’s Board of Directors. Jeff explained, “With each having a team of extremely dedicated scientists and executives, the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership and Smith-Root share similar frameworks and conservation objectives. Smith-Root is committed to the strong relationship we have with the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership that continues to deliver heightened conservation awareness and ‘in-the-field’ environmental education activities.” 
Thank you, Smith-Root, for your boundless support for clean water, outdoor education, and a healthy Columbia River!


For over three decades, Inter-Fluve has specialized in restoration of rivers, lakes, and wetlands. They are a team of scientists, engineers, and technicians who care deeply about the health of our waterways. Inver-Fluve develops solutions to complex aquatic challenges that balance human and environmental needs. Locally located in Hood River, Oregon, their work spans 1,700 successful restoration projects across four continents and all regions of the U.S. We are incredibly proud to have them as sponsors of our 17th Annual Gala. 
Aquatic Contracting LLC is a full service contractor committed to restoring and enhancing habitat throughout the Pacific Northwest. With roots in the Lower Columbia, Aquatic Contracting is truly a local company dedicated to our local waterways. Their staff are locally based, highly qualified, and committed to stream and wetlands restoration. And all projects they work on increase habitat for fish and wildlife. 
The Estuary Partnership is proud to have worked with Aquatic Contracting on projects such as our Horsetail Creek Floodplain restoration. We are grateful for Aquatic Contracting's longstanding support of our work and their dedication to a healthy Columbia River.
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde works to improve the lives of Tribal members and protect ancestral Tribal lands and culture. The Columbia River and its salmon runs are of critical importance to the Tribes, and we are proud to partner with them on our work to protect and restore healthy waterways and salmon runs. 
Chehalem Winery is committed to sustainability, and their three vineyards - Ridgecrest, Corral Creek, and Stoller - are all Salmon-Safe and LIVE-certified. They have been producing incredible wines in the Willamette Valley since 1990. Chehalem and other LIVE Sustainable Northwest Wines are third-party certified to minimize environmental impacts, preserve agricultural fertility, and sustain economic viability for generations to come.