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2019 Meeting Agenda

September 18th - 20st, Troutdale, Oregon

(Detailed PDF Version)

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Location - McMenamins Edgefield Ballroom, Troutdale, Oregon

10:30 am                              Registration


11:30 - 12:30 pm                 Light lunch and refreshments


12:30 pm                              President's Opening Remarks


12:40 - 4 pm;                       APB Meeting Presentations



APB Game Night Social


Unfortunately, all bowling alleys in the Portland Metro area have league night bowling Wednesday September 18th. We have decided to switch gears and take advantage of the 9-hole range at Edgefield! Tee times will be staggered every 10 minutes starting at 4:30 pm. Spots are limited and will go to the first 40 people to sign up. If you would like to golf you may send Maggie David an email beforehand reserving your spot or you can sign up during registration. You are welcome to bring your own clubs or APB will cover the cost for rentals. Please note that we will be unable to provide food for the social event on Wednesday night. Please plan accordingly. That said we will hand out two drink vouchers (beer or wine) for you to use anywhere on the compound. (Tee off times: 4:30; 4:40; 4:50; 5:00; 5:10; 5:20; 5:40; 5:50; 6:00)


4:30 - 6:30 pm                    9-hole course at Edgefield, Troutdale, Oregon


Thursday, September 19th, 2019

APB Meeting Tours: Portland General Electric Hydro Project

Summary: The 2019 APB Annual Meeting Tour will take place at the PGE Hydroelectric Project located in Estacada, Oregon. The main Project consists of three dams with both upstream and downstream passage for anadromous salmon, steelhead and Pacific Lamprey.  Since building our first fish ladder in 1907, PGE has made major strides in improving passage through our Project to keep fish populations strong on the Clackamas River.  Specifically, since 2006 PGE has spent more than $90 million to modernize and improve passage systems, as well as, restore habitat upstream and downstream of the Project. Beyond fish protection measures, PGE has spent an additional $100 million in the implementation of various terrestrial, recreational and cultural resources throughout the Project.   You will get an up-close look at the Project and will be able to see many of the terrestrial, aquatic and recreational improvements first hand during the APB Tour.  APB will be arranging transportation from the hotel to the Portland General Electric Hydroproject for the tour on Thursday.



 8:20 am - 5:00 pm       Tour of the Clackamas River Hydroelectric Project

8:20 am                                Depart Edgefield.

9:15 am                                 Morning Terrestrial and Aquatic Tours

11:45 - 12:15 pm                  PGE Sponsored Lunch at PGE Park

12:15 - 4:30 pm                   Afternoon Joint Tour continue

5:00 pm                                Return to Edgefield


APB Social Banquet


6:30 - 9 pm                          McMenamins Edgefield Ballroom


Friday, September 20, 2019

Location - McMenamins Edgefield Ballroom, Troutdale, Oregon

2019 APB Business Meeting

9:00 am                                 Golf Results

9:15 - 10:30 am                   APB Meeting Presentations

10:30 am                               Business Meeting

11:15 am                                 President-s Closing Remarks and Adjourn


Meeting Fee


The Edison Electric Institute has once again offered to provide financial support to our organization.  With their support, the annual meeting fee will be $100.  Please visit to register and pay with paypal online.  Contact Rachael Poston (, 626-260-5024) with any questions or to pay with check/credit card.


Presentations and New Membership

If you would like to be a presenter at the 2019 APB Annual Meeting, please start thinking about topics to present. We encourage existing and potential members to step forward to discuss topics relevant to utility relicensing and compliance. A lot of new and interesting challenges have been met by utility resource managers in recent years and APB membership are anxious to hear about your successes (and failures). If you are interested in presenting, please contact Maggie David at 503-630-8215 or

New members are encouraged to apply and are welcome to attend the 2019 APB Annual Meeting. An application and membership requirements are appended to this announcement. New applications can be mailed to Maggie David, APB Secretary (Portland General Electric, 33831 SE Faraday Road Estacada, Oregon 97023 or

Utility Sponsored Student Presentations

This year we would like to extend an invitation to students to present a research project your utility may be working closely with. We ask that students interested in presenting provide a summary of their results and conclusions prior to registering for the conference. If your utility would like to sponsor a student please contact, Maggie David at 503-630-8215 or






McMenamins Edgefield Hotel and Spa - Troutdale Oregon

2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale, OR 97060

(503) 669-8610


McMenamins Edgefield Hotel and Spa - Troutdale Oregon is holding 30 rooms for APB for the nights of Sept 18 and September 19, 2019. The rooms will only be held until July 18th so register early as this place is very popular and rooms will go quickly.

To make a reservation, please call Edgefield directly and mention that you are part of the Association of Power Biologists or APB to get a reserved room.

There are several other options for lodging close by:

Best Western Plus Cascade Inn & Suites

23525 NE Halsey St, Troutdale, OR 97060


Holiday Inn Express Portland East

477 NW Phoenix Dr, Troutdale, OR 97060


We look forward to seeing you in September!



Rachael Poston

Southern California Edison
2244 Walnut Grove Avenue
GO1-Quad 2C
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 260-5024
Maggie David
Vice President

Portland General Electric
33831 SE Faraday Road
Estacada, OR 97023
(503) 630-8215
Gregg Garnett

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
1375 SE Wilson Ave Suite 100
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 480-9493