Welcome to the event schedule and directory for the 13th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium, November 20-21, 2019. Free and open to all, the Symposium encourages a comprehensive review of the current state of our watershed while creating learning and networking opportunities for a broad array of stakeholders. Sessions cover a broad range of topics on water quality and watershed issues with local, regional, and national relevance. Hosted by Salt Lake County Watershed Planning & Restoration.

Powerpoints and audio recordings are available. Click on a session and scroll down to the attached files.
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Thursday, November 21 • 11:10am - 11:40am
Poster Session

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The poster session is a forum for presenters from around the world to highlight programs and to share successful ideas with colleagues by presenting a research study, a practical problem-solving effort, an innovative program, and more. Poster presentations provide other conference participants an opportunity to quickly and easily become acquainted with a variety of topics.

Check out the Poster Abstracts.


Adam Culbertson

Student, Salt Lake Community College
My name is Adam Culbertson and I am 21 years old. I am currently enrolled at the Salt Lake City Community College​ and plan to transfer to the University of Utah and finish my schooling. I am studying Environmental Geo-sciences and am also extremely interested in Environmental sustainability... Read More →
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Anne Terry

Nature Centers Manager, Tracy Aviary
Anne Terry is the Nature Centers Manager for Tracy Aviary. Her work is currently focused on programming at the new Jordan River Nature Center in South Salt Lake, and she provides support for the development of Tracy Aviary’s future Riverton Nature Center. She is passionate about... Read More →
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Brian Brown

Master's Student, Brigham Young University
Brian is a master's student working with Dr. Ben Abbott at Brigham Young University. He loves brining math, biology, and technology together to answer interesting questions.

Chad Husband

Research Assistant, Westminster College
Currently a junior biology student and Westminster College.
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Chloe Fender

Research Assistant, Westminster College
I am currently a senior at Westminster College. I have been studying biology and hope to pursue a graduate degree in environmental toxicology in the coming years.
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Hannah Murphy

Watershed Planner, Salt Lake County Watershed Planning and Restoration Program
Hannah works as a Watershed Planner for the county improving riparian areas of the local watershed. She is often on the Jordan River working to restore riparian areas and stream habitat. She works with local municipalities and other agencies to maintain our waterways. Hannah enjoys... Read More →

Jake Tallman

Undergraduate Research Technician, Westminster College
Jake Tallman is currently in his last year at Westminster College and will be graduating in the Spring of 2020. His goal is to attend the University of Utah's medical school in order to become a physician. After spending his entire life on the Oregon Coast and the lakes of Idaho... Read More →
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Jennifer Follstad Shah

Assistant Professor, University of Utah
Jennifer Follstad Shah is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in the Environmental and Sustainability Studies (ENVST) Program and a Research Assistant Professor in Geography at the University of Utah. She also is an affiliate member of the Global Change and Sustainability Center (GCSC... Read More →
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Jon Carter

Campaign Director, Utah Rivers Council
Jon received his B.A. in Business Administration from European University in Barcelona, Spain with a focus on sustainable business models. Jon spent the past three years working as the Environmental Program Coordinator for the Patagonia Salt Lake City store. While there he cultivated... Read More →

Juhn-Yuan Su

Ph.D. Student, University of Utah
Juhn-Yuan Su began his Ph.D. Career/Research at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah in June 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Michael E. Barber. He has earned his Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) in Civil Engineering from the University of... Read More →
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Kate Kohut

Naturalist, Tracy Aviary
Kate Kohut is an ecologist and avid birder currently working as a Naturalist at Tracy Aviary. She got her B.S in wildlife conservation biology from the University of Rhode Island, and worked for Audubon New York after college as an environmental educator and outreach science communicator... Read More →

Kevin Perry

Associate Professor in Dep. of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Utah
Dr. Perry is an Associate Professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah and served as Chair of the Department from 2011-2018. He holds a B.S. degree in meteorology from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University... Read More →

Leika Patch

Data Manager, Brigham Young University
Leika Patch (pronounced lake- uh) is 4th year undergraduate at BYU studying Environmental Science, and minoring in Philosophy. She is interested in human influence on the natural world, stewardship, and sustainability with special interest in the field of water quality and ecology... Read More →
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Madeleine Malmfeldt

Research Assistant, Brigham Young University
Environmental Science master's student at Brigham Young University.
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Madeline McLaughlin

Masters Student, Brigham Young University
Masters student at Brigham Young University. Received undergraduate degree in genetics, genomics and biotechnology at BYU.
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Mohammad Hasan

Graduate Research Assistant (Ph.D. Student), University of Utah
Mohammad Hasan began his Ph.D. Career/Research at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah in Spring 2017 semester under the supervision of Dr. Michael E. Barber. He has earned his Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) in Civil Engineering from Bangladesh... Read More →

Nicholas von Stackelberg

Environmental Engineer, Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Nicholas von Stackelberg is an environmental engineer with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. Nicholas has worked on water resources and water quality projects for twenty-five years with several consulting firms and governmental agencies in Seattle and Salt Lake City. In... Read More →

Thursday November 21, 2019 11:10am - 11:40am MST
Great Hall