Pre-Conference Short Courses

The following short courses, held on Sunday June 18th, are offered in conjunction with Fish Passage 2017. Short course fees are in addition to the cost of conference registration. Attendees can register for short courses during the online conference registration process. 

Important Notice: Due to university graduation ceremonies and overlapping sports events, lodging in Corvallis around the time of the conference will be in high demand.  If you plan on arriving to Corvallis prior to June 18, 2017, you may have problems booking a room in any of the local hotels. Fortunately, we have managed to secure on campus accommodations at the new Oregon State University residence hall, where you can book very affordable single and double occupancy rooms for as many nights as you may need between June 17 and June 23. Please make an effort to reserve your accommodations as early as possible and always check hotel cancellation policies. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Course Title Instructor(s) Duration Cost Registration Status

HEC-RAS Training for Non-Modelers

  • Laura Wildman (Princeton Hydro, LLC)
  • Michael Chelminski (Stantec)

Full Day

$190 Open

Advanced Telemetry Techniques: Time-to- Event Analysis for Fish Passage Studies

  • Ted Castro-Santos (US Geological Survey)
  • Elsa Goerig (Harvard University)

Full Day

General - $260

Agency - $210

Student - $80


Short Course on Passage of Lamprey and Anguillid Eels

  • Alex Haro (US Geological Survey)
  • Mary Moser (NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service)

Half Day

$100 Open

Downstream Passage of Fish at High Head Dams


  • Dr. John Ferguson (Anchor QEA, LLC)
  • Michael C. Garello (HDR, Inc.)
  • Phil Hilgert (R2 Resource Consultants, Inc.)
  • Tobias Kock (U.S. Geological Survey)
  • Dana Postlewait, P.E. (R2 Resource Consultants, Inc.)
  • Nick Veretto (Puget Sound Energy)

Full Day

$120 Open

Each course will be held at Nash Hall within the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University.