Fish Passage 2022: Registration and Call for Abstracts Open

Registration is now open for Fish Passage 2022 – the International Conference on River Connectivity – which will convene June 13-16, 2022 in Richland, WA, USA. The event will be hosted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and it will bring together scientists, managers, industry professionals, students, and other stakeholders to discuss pressing issues, research, and development related to fish passage and river connectivity.

Abstract submissions are encouraged to address this year’s theme – “Opportunities and Innovation in a Changing World” – which may attend to broader issues or case studies related to fish passage and river connectivity, including but not limited to:

  • Dam/barrier removal
  • Multi-species passage
  • Technology and monitoring
  • Fish physiology
  • Culvert passage
  • Habitat connectivity
  • Partnerships and collaboration
  • Policy, regulations, and management
  • Decision support systems
  • Social and economic valuation
  • Cultural and indigenous perspectives

Abstracts are due no later than March 21, 2022. Everyone planning to present at Fish Passage 2022 should submit an abstract, even if your symposium session has been accepted. Review of abstracts will begin promptly after the deadline with notifications sent to authors in early April. Further details on the meeting, including special events, tours, and workshops, can be found on the conference website at

We recognize the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has generated a lot of uncertainty and acknowledge the concerns related to travel and in-person gatherings. At this time, we are moving forward with plans for a hybrid (in-person and virtual) event. Any changes to these plans will be announced as soon as possible.

Feel free to reach out to with any questions.

Fish Passage 2022: Registration and Call for Abstracts Open” Comments

  1. Good morning,

    When we received the information for Fish Passage 2022, we were unsure whether we would be able to attend due to health uncertainties. We didn’t register.

    Natural Solutions…A Dam Site – Better! has found the Fish Passage conference to be the one of all conferences most appropriate for our technology and our small company. We attended many of your conferences before COVID-19.

    Sadly, inventor and the genius behind our technology – Gordon Burns – passed away Feb. 7, after 19 days in ICU and a week ill before he was admitted. As his life (and business) partner, you can imagine how difficult the last weeks and months have been for me. Regardless, I promised Gordon that I would regroup and power on and in the last several weeks have been working to that end and receiving much encouragement from so many that know us from trade shows, workshops, and pilot projects.

    After a call from one of our strong supporters at Electric Power Research Institute, I immediately registered for the conference. At the time I didn’t see how I could have a booth without Gordon. Now I know that I CAN manage a booth without Gordon because Chuck Coutant and so many others will help answer the kinds of questions that I can’t. We need to show up! But. Sponsorships closed, ironically, while Gordon was in the process of dying.

    Is there any way that I can still be a Stickleback? I realize you may have your printing complete, but it occurs to me that just attending as a person with a name badge – without Gordon – would do little to further Natural Solutions. I would be grateful if you could make an exception for us.

    Thank you so much,


    Jean D. Johnson

    Natural Solutions…A Dam Site – Better! llc
    1890 Sierra Rd. East
    Helena, MT 59602


      Hello Jean,
      Andy Peters here. I am so sorry to hear the news about Gordon. He was such a positive soul.
      I’ll reach out and send a note.

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