Keynote & Plenary Speakers

In addition to breakouts with technical presentations, NCER features daily plenaries addressing the many pressing challenges restoration professionals face across the country. We are pleased to announce an impressive lineup of accomplished individuals who will inform us, inspire us, and sharpen our vision for future restoration success across diverse landscapes. Click on any of the images or names of speakers below to read more about them.

Keynote Speakers
Jerry Franklin

Jerry Franklin

University of Washington

Hilary Franz

Hilary Franz

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Mac Stone

Mac Stone

Naturaland Trust

Plenary Speakers
Janine Castro, Ph.D., R.G.

Janine Castro

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Rachel Dawson

Rachel Dawson

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Esther Duke

Esther Duke

LightHawk

Dr. Stan Gregory

Stan Gregory

Oregon State University

Ellen Herbert

Ellen Herbert

Ducks Unlimited

Dr. Paul Hessburg

Paul Hessburg

USDA Forest Service

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

South Florida Natural Resources Center (SFNRC)

Sara LaBorde

Sara LaBorde

Wild Salmon Center

Jeremy Monroe

Jeremy Monroe

Freshwaters Illustrated

Eric Quaempts

Eric Quaempts

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla

Bruce Roll

Bruce Roll

Clean Water Services and Clean Water Institute (CWI)

Luke Runyon

Luke Runyon

KUNC Radio Station

Homer Wilkes

Homer Wilkes

Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Team (GCERT), USDA, NRCS

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