09-18-2021 (tentative Ian Miller) — Fall Field Trip — Post-dam-removal sedimentation and salmon recovery of the Elwha River (postponed from 2020)

One-day field trip (car caravan) to see the Elwha River’s response to two dam removals 7 years ago (2014).  We’ll see one of the dissected lake basins, sedimentation alone the river’s mid-reach and the build out of the river’s delta.  We’ll try and recruit a salmon recovery expert to talk about the main reason to have done the dam removal.  Ian Miller, our primary guide, is with the SeaGrant program of the University of Washington, but resides in Port Angeles close to the action. Car caravan leaving from Port Angeles, BYO lunch, gone most of the day.  More details to follow, registration will open sometime next summer.