WAISC conference features Special Session on Pebble mine, Saturday, March 31

The 5th Annual Western Alaskan Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum (WAISC) begins tomorrow, with the theme "Resilience in a Changing World." The conference culminates Saturday, March 31, with an all-day session on "Pebble Site Environmental Baseline Studies." Conference organizers have published a detailed agenda: the morning/early afternoon sessions feature speakers representing the Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) and some of the contractors that contibuted to PLP's recently released Environmental Baseline Studies. The late afternoon includes representatives from The Nature Conservancy, as well as independent scientists.

8:00 a.m. -8:10 a.m. Welcome
Debie McLean, BBC UAF
8:10 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. Introduction: Purpose and rules of session
Chair: Todd Radenbaugh, BBESL UAF
Co-chairs: Ken Taylor, PLP and Tiel Smith, BBNC
8:20 - 8:40 a.m. Overview of the Pebble EBD
Jane Whitsett, PLP
8:40 - 9:25 a.m. Surface Water Hydrology
Jaime Cathcart, Knight Piesold
9:25 - 10:10 a.m. Hydrogeology and Water Balance
Hugh McCreadie, Piteau Associates
10:10 - 10:20 a.m. Break
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. Surface and Groundwater Quality
Hugh McCreadie, Piteau Associates
11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. Geochemistry
Stephen Day, SRK Consulting
12 - 1 p.m. Lunch
1 - 1:45 p.m. Fish Resources
MaryLou Keefe, R2 Resources
1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Instream Flow Habitat Modeling
Dudley Reiser, R2 Resources
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 - 3 p.m. Overview: TNC and Independent Science Program
Tim Troll, TNC
3 - 3:20 p.m. Surface Water Quality
Kendra Zamzow, CSP2
3:20 - 3:40 p.m. Fish Density and Distribution
Sarah ONeal, FRC
3:40 - 4 p.m. Fish Resources, Groundwater and Salmon
Carol Ann Woody, FRC
4 - 4:20 p.m. Water Quality at Drill Rig #6 South
Molly Welker, BERS
4:20 - 4:40 p.m. Siesmology, Earthquakes at Pebble?
Bretwood Higman, CSP2
4:40 - 5:30 p.m. Discussion/Questions
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