Science to Policy Summits

In 2007, the Estuary Partnership initiated the Lower Columbia Science to Policy Summit series to expand the dialog among scientists, natural resource professionals and community leaders within the region.  
  • Each summit focuses on a topic that is important to the region.  
  • A panel of leading experts presents current scientific research.  
  • The entire group defines the needs of the region.  
  • We identify a course of action for the Estuary Partnership that will support the regional objectives. 

Next Summit: June 21, 2019: Plastics and the Columbia River

View a short summary of past Science to Policy Summits

View individual reports from each Summit:

Communicating Science - June 2, 2017

Climate Change - June 17, 2016

Toxics Reduction: Successes and Challenges - November 19, 2015

Toxics Contaminants - June 13, 2014

Columbia River Treaty - May 10, 2013

Management Implications of Emerging Science - June 1, 2012

Effects of Climate Change on Estuary - June 3, 2011 (final report)

Accountability and Resiliency to Meet the Future - June 4, 2010 (final report)

Habitat Restoration in the Next Decade - May 1, 2009

Toxic Contaminant Reduction - January 4, 2008

Many Perspectives, One River - May 7-9, 2007