Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College, in collaboration with the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, presents the Winter Biology Lecture Series. Admission is free and open to the community.
Demystifying Pacific Lamprey: History, Ecology, Biology, Threats, and Restoration
Presenter: Ralph Lampman, Research Biologist for Yakama Nation Fisheries
February 27, 2018 • 7:00pm • Glenn Anthon Hall, Building 4, Room 215
Ralph “Lamprey-man” Lampman has been working as a lamprey research biologist for the Yakama Nation Fisheries since 2012. Pacific lamprey, commonly called “eels” by tribal members, is an incredibly important species for the Columbia River tribes in terms of food, medicine, and culture. They also serve many roles in the stream ecology, benefiting many native species. In this lecture, Lampman will demystify Pacific lamprey secrets in relation to biology, ecology, and more. The multi-media presentation will include photos, videos, and songs. He will also provide a synopsis for the work that has been done to restore this important species.
For more information: 509.574.4869.