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Pacific Northwest Chapter

Pacific Northwest Chapter

Chapter Chair

Dorene MacCoy


Francine Mejia

Membership Goal

This chapter is a transition from the Northwest Biological Assessment Workgroup which was a collaborative effort between State, Federal, Tribal agency, academic, and private industry founded in 1990. Membership is open to anyone who is interested in freshwater biotic communities and their role in aquatic ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest (generally, but not limited to: British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Northern California).

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Pacific Northwest Chapter is to promote better understanding of the biotic communities in freshwater aquatic ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. The chapter encourages and facilitates the use of benthic macroinvertebrates and fish assemblages and other biota in the assessment of the condition of freshwater aquatic resources and other environmental and natural resource management decision-making. 

Upcoming Events


Pacific Northwest Chapter Meeting: La Conner, Washington November 7-9, 2017, Tuesday beginning around 1:00 and ending Thursday 12:00.

Meeting Agenda

The meeting will be held in the Two Forks Conference room at the La Conner Country Inn in La Conner, WA. A block of rooms has been reserved at The Country Inn and Channel Lodge until 8/24/17. Individuals may call the front desk agents at 360-466-4500and reference the SFS-Society of Freshwater in order to receive the group rate. Rooms available on a first come first serve basis. 

Agenda is under development. Please email Francine Mejia ( if you would like to make a presentation or have an agenda idea.