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Project Information


Long-term Management of the Spirit Lake/Toutle River System in Southwest, Washington


Project Scope:

An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will recommend a framework for technical decision making related to long-term management of risks related to the Spirit Lake/Toutle River system in light of the different priorities of federal, tribal, state, relevant local authorities, and other entities. The framework will incorporate the best available science and engineering and take into consideration regional economic, cultural, and societal priorities. The framework will also take into account the respective roles of stakeholders regarding management of the Spirit Lake/Toutle River system. The multiple objectives of enhanced safety of the downstream communities and the protection of the local and regional ecology and economic activities will be integral to the framework. The history of characterization, monitoring, and management associated with the Spirit Lake debris blockage, the tunnel, and other efforts to control outflow of water and deposits from the 1980 debris avalanche and the risk of failure of the debris blockage will inform committee findings and recommendations.

The committee will

·         * consider the adequacy of existing information and risk analyses for the area;

·         * suggest additional information needed to support implementation of the decision framework; and

·         *identify alternatives for long-term management of water levels and sediment transport in the Spirit Lake/Toutle River system.

 The report will inform a quantitative examination of the viability of long-term management options by the U.S. Forest Service.

 

 

Status: Current

PIN: DELS-BESR-15-03

Project Duration (months): 18 month(s)

RSO: Magsino, Sammantha

Topic(s):

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Earth Sciences
Engineering and Technology
Environment and Environmental Studies
Transportation and Infrastructure
Policy for Science and Technology


Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 05/23/2016

Dr. Gregory B. Baecher - (Chair) - (Chair)
University of Maryland, College Park

Gregory Baecher (NAE) is the Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. His primary area of expertise is in infrastructure protection with particular concern to waterways. His research also focuses on geoenvironmental engineering, reliability and risk analysis, and environmental history. Dr. Baecher has has served on various NRC committees including water security planning for the Environmental Protection Agency; Committee on Science and Technology for Countering Terrorism, and is a past member of the Water Science and Technology Board. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006. He received his BSCE in civil engineering from the University of California and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. John J. Boland
Johns Hopkins University

John Boland is an engineer and economist and is professor emeritus in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. His fields of research include water and energy resources, environmental economics, benefit-cost analysis, and public utility management. Dr. Boland has studied resource problems in more than 20 countries, has published more than 200 papers and reports, and is a co-author of two books on water demand management and three more on environmental management. He has served on several National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committees and is a founding member and past chair of the Water Science and Technology Board. Dr. Boland received his B.E.E. (electrical engineering) degree from Gannon University, his M.S. in governmental administration from the George Washington University, and his Ph.D. degree in environmental economics from the Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Thomas Dunne
University of California, Santa Barbara

Thomas Dunne (NAS) is a professor of geomorphology and hydrology at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He conducts field and theoretical research in fluvial geomorphology and in the application of hydrology, sediment transport, and geomorphology to landscape management and hazard analysis. He has worked in many parts of the world including Kenya, where he studied the effects of land use on hill-slope erosion and river-basin sedimentation and how climate and hydrology affect long-term hill-slope evolution. At the University of Washington, he focused on land sliding and debris flows as well as tephra erosion and debris-flow sedimentation resulting from the eruption of Mount St. Helens. The resource management issues he studied in the Pacific Northwest include the impacts of gravel harvesting on river channels and floodplains and the impacts of timber harvesting on erosion and sedimentation. Since joining the Bren School in 1996, Dr. Dunne has studied erosion in the Andes and hydrology, sediment transport, and floodplain sedimentation in the Amazon River Basin of Brazil and Bolivia and the Central Valley of California. He earned a B.A. in geography from Cambridge University and a Ph.D. in geography from The Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Youssef Hashash
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Youssef Hashash is the William J. and Elaine F. Hall Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After receiving his undergraduate and graduate degrees, he worked in Dallas, Texas and San Francisco, California on a number of underground construction projects in the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Hashash joined the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998. He has taught courses in geotechnical engineering, numerical modeling in geomechanics, geotechnical earthquake engineering, tunneling in soil and rock, and excavation support systems. His research focus includes deep excavations in urban areas, earthquake engineering, continuum and discrete element modeling, and soil-structure interaction. He also works on geotechnical engineering applications of visualization, augmented reality, imaging, and drone technologies. He has published over 200 articles and is co-inventor on four patents. His research group developed the software program DEEPSOIL that is used worldwide for evaluation of soil response to earthquake shaking. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from MIT.
Dr. John Kupfer
University of South Carolina

John Kupfer is professor and chair in the Department of Geography and senior associate faculty in the Environment and Sustainability Program at the University of South Carolina. As a landscape ecologist and biogeographer, his research couples field work with spatial analysis and modeling using geographic information systems to explore the interactive effects of landscape transformation, non-native species, and disturbances such as flooding, fire, and hurricanes on plant and animal communities. He has conducted research on a broad range of ecosystem types including montane conifer forests in Idaho and Arizona, ecological transition zones in northern California, coupled human-natural systems in Central America, and riparian systems in the Midwest, Southeast and Southwest. He has published more than 60 papers, chapters, and reports in a diverse range of outlets including top journals in geography, biogeography, geomorphology, and ecology. His research often has direct applications to ecosystem management, and he works regularly with scientists at Congaree National Park where he has aided their understanding of the interactions among flooding, sedimentation, and floodplain forests. Dr. Kupfer earned his B.A. in geography/biology from Valparaiso University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in geography from The University of Iowa.
Dr. Ning Lu
Colorado School of Mines

Ning Lu is a geotechnical engineer and hydrologist with 25 years of experience in industry consulting, government research, and academia. He is presently a professor at the Colorado School of Mines where his research focuses on the coupling between hydrological and mechanical processes in both natural and engineered environments such as hillslopes, embankments, and levees. These coupled processes play vital roles in the occurrence of natural and manmade geologic hazards such as rainfall-induced landslides and instability of earth dams and sediments. He is the senior author of two widely used textbooks: Unsaturated Soil Mechanics and Hillslope Hydrology and Stability. Dr. Lu earned his B.S. degree in geotechnical engineering from the Wuhan University of Technology and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Basil Stumborg
BC Hydro

Basil Stumborg is BC Hydro’s decision analysis expert in energy planning and economic development (finance). He joined BC Hydro in 2000 and has worked on a number of projects across the company—assisting BC Hydro in structuring its decision processes where decisions are complex and outcomes are uncertain. In particular, Mr. Stumborg helped structure and implement the water use planning program that rebalanced competing interests at Hydro’s dams, processes for long-term provincial energy planning, BC Hydro’s Business Case Requirements, litigation strategies and, most recently, is supporting British Columbia’s efforts in reviewing the Columbia River Treaty. Mr. Stumborg created and hosts BC Hydro’s internal training on structured decision-making to assist staff in implementing the business case requirements for complex projects and process changes. Before joining BC Hydro, Mr. Stumborg did graduate work in economics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and McGill University and psychology at Cornell University, taught at the University of Victoria, and consulted in the private and public sectors. The core focus of all of his activities has been decision-making under uncertainty and multiple-objective decision analysis—a discipline now known as behavioral economics. He received his B.A. in political science and M.A. in economics from McGill University.
Dr. Kathleen J. Tierney
University of Colorado Boulder

Kathleen Tierney is a Professor of Sociology and Director of the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The Hazards Center is housed in the Institute of Behavioral Science where Professor Tierney holds a joint appointment. Dr. Tierney's research focuses on the social dimensions of hazards and disasters including natural, technological, and human-induced extreme events. With collaborators Michael Lindell and Ronald Perry, she published Facing the Unexpected: Disaster Preparedness and Response in the United States. This influential compilation presents a wealth of information derived from theory and research on disasters over 25 years. Among Dr. Tierney's current and recent research projects are studies on the organizational response to the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center disaster, risk perception and risk communication, the use of new technologies in disaster management, and the impacts of disasters on businesses. She received her B.A. in sociology from Youngstown State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in sociology from The Ohio State University.

Dr. Desiree D. Tullos
Oregon State University

Desiree Tullos is an Associate Professor of Water Resources Engineering at Oregon State University. Her research team investigates the interactions between river engineering and the physical and biological processes of rivers. Projects focus on questions that range from the particle to basin scale with the emphasis on the sustainable management of water resources. Example projects include: a) Physical and biological responses to river engineering, including dam removal and reintroducing large wood; b) Impacts of climate change and reservoir operations on flood risk reduction, water supply, hydropower generation, and environmental flows, c) Analysis of uncertainty in water resources, d) Effects of hydropower development in China and flood management in the Himalaya; e) Turbulence and habitat of flow around vegetation and wood in rivers, and f) Sustainable flood risk management and infrastructure. In addition, she currently serves on the Independent Scientific Review Panel for Bonneville Power Administration’s Northwest Power and Conservation Council and the board of directors for the Natural Heritage Institute. Her teaching emphasizes design-based learning in her primary classes: River Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, and Ecological Engineering. She earned her B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, her M.S. in civil engineering from the North Carolina State University, Raleigh, and her Ph.D. in biological engineering from the North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
Dr. Greg A. Valentine
State University of New York at Buffalo

Greg A. Valentine was a member of the technical staff at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1987-2007. During this time, he conducted research on explosive volcanic processes, subsurface radionuclide transport, and basaltic volcanism. Dr. Valentine was group leader for the last ten years of his tenure at Los Alamos—coordinating the research of 60-75 permanent technical staff members on a variety of topics related to environmental, energy, and defense-related problems. He was technical lead and Manager for Disruptive Events (volcanism and earthquakes) on the Yucca Mountain Project, which focused on performance assessment of a permanent geological repository for high-level radioactive waste. Dr. Valentine joined the Department of Geology at the University at Buffalo in 2008 where he teaches and conducts research in volcanology and natural hazards and directs the Center for Geohazards Studies. Dr. Valentine has published more than 80 peer reviewed papers and book chapters ranging from numerical modeling of eruption processes to experiments on explosive volcanism and fundamental processes of volcanic fields. He initiated vhub.org, a major online cyberplatform for collaborative volcanology and currently leads a major NSF-funded, multi-institutional project that integrates geology, geophysics, social science, and statistics in order to improve resilience to persistent volcanic unrest. He earned his B.S. in geological engineering and geology at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and his Ph.D. in geological sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Events



Location:

Kelso/Longview, Washington
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Nicholas Rogers
Contact Email:  nrogers@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2208

Agenda
Meeting 3: Monday, October 31, 2016

Cowlitz Regional Conference Center, Cowlitz & Columbia Room
1900 7th Avenue, Longview, Washington 98632

DRAFT MEETING AGENDA

CLOSED SESSION– 8:00 am- 10:15 am – COMMITTEE AND STAFF ONLY Cowlitz & Columbia Room

10:15 am -2:45 pm OPEN SESSION Cowlitz & Columbia Room

Remote Participation
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10:15 am Welcome, Introductions and Plan for the Day
Greg Baecher, NAE, Committee Chair

10:25 am Summary of Statement of Task
Sammantha Magsino, Academies Staff

10:35 am Question and Answer regarding recently released document
Gordon Grant, USFS
Jon Major, USGS

11:45-12:45 pm Working Lunch—small group discussions

12:45 pm Follow-up questions with USACE
Jeremy Britton, USACE
David Scofield, USACE
Angela Duren, USACE
Sean Askelson, USACE
Paul Sclafani, USACE
Jeremy Britton, USACE

1:45 pm Discussion with USFS study sponsors—expectations from report given information gathered during all open sessions

2:15 Public comment period (2-minute limit)

2:45 Adjourn open session

2:45-5:00 pm CLOSED SESSION—COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND STAFF Cowlitz & Columbia Room








This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its study. This committee will examine the information and material obtained during this and other public meetings to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time; no recommendations will be made. The committee will deliberate its conclusions and recommendations thoroughly before writing its draft report. The draft report will go through a rigorous review by experts, and the committee will respond to this review with appropriate revisions that adequately satisfy the Academy's Report Review committee before it is released to the sponsors and public.

Individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion presently, or as that position may evolve in the course of the project. Observers who draw conclusions about the committee's work based on today's discussions will be doing so prematurely. Inferences about an individual's position regarding findings or recommendations in the final report are also premature.


Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes



Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Sammantha Magsino
Contact Email:  smagsino@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202.334.3091

Agenda
There were no open sessions during this meeting.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Gregory Baecher
John Boland
Thomas Dunne
Youssef Hashash
John Kupfer
Ning Lu
Basil Stumborg
Greg Valentine



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Planning for October 31 open sessions; committee report organization.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No written documents were made available to the committee during the closed session.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
October 20, 2016


Location:

Webconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Sammantha Magsino
Contact Email:  smagsino@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023343091

Agenda
There are no open session during this meeting.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes



Location:

Red Lion Hotel Kelso-Longview
510 Kelso Drive
Kelso, WA 98626

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Courtney Gibbs
Contact Email:  cgibbs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202.334.2743

Agenda
Committee on Long-Term Management of the Spirit Lake/Toutle River System, Southwest Washington
National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Meeting 2: August 3-5, 2016

Red Lion Hotel Kelso-Longview
510 Kelso Drive
Kelso, WA 98626

DRAFT COMMITTEE AGENDA

Day 1: Wednesday August 3, 2016

CLOSED SESSION & Breakfast – 8:00 am- 9:00 am – COMMITTEE AND STAFF ONLY Small Room

09:00 am -12:00 pm OPEN SESSION Ballroom

9:00 am Welcome and Introductions and Plan for the Day
Greg Baecher, NAE, Committee Chair

9:15 am Summary of Statement of Task and Setting the Stage
Sammantha Magsino, Academies Staff

9:25 am Decision Support Frameworks—how a framework might look
TBD

9:55 am BREAK

Panel Discussions with parties interested and effected by management of Spirit Lake and the Toutle River: Concerns and Priorities for Management

10:10 am Panel #1 – regional and local government organizations
• TBD, Cowlitz County Board of Commissioners
• Ashley Helenberg, Port of Longview
• Ernie Schnabler, Cowlitz County Emergency Management

LUNCH – 11:40 PM-12:40 PM

12:40 pm Panel #2 – Private sector representatives
• Greg Drew, Drew’s Grocery, Toutle
• TBD, Timber industry
• TBD, local chamber of commerce

2:10 pm Break

2:20 pm Panel #3 –Non-profit organizations
• TBD, Gifford-Pichot Task Force
• Gene Crocker, Cowlitz Game and Anglers Club
• Ray Yurkewycz, Mount St. Helens Institute
• Claudia Hunter, Toutle Valley Community Association

3:50 Break

4:00 pm Stakeholder Panel #4 – State and Tribal Agencies
• Nathan Reynolds, Natural Resources Department, Cowlitz Nation
• Steve Ogden, Pacific-Cascade Region, WA Department of Natural Resources
• Dave Howe, Regional Habitat Program, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife
• TBD, Washington Department of Transportation



5:30 PM – 6:30 PM CLOSED SESSION and Light Dinner (Committee and Staff Only) Small Room


6:00 pm Doors Open and Public Comment Sign-up Begins
(First come, first serve, in person basis)

6:30 – 9:00 pm OPEN SESSION – TOWN HALL MEETING BALLROOM
Light Refreshments Served

6:30 pm Introduction and Welcome Greg Baecher and Sammantha Magsino

6:40 pm The Academies – An Introduction Sammantha Magsino

6:45 pm Open Comment Period – Sign-up Required
**Signup is required and comment time is limited to 3 minutes. Total number of speakers limited to approximately 50.
_____________________________________________________________________________


Day 2: Thursday August 4, 2016

CLOSED SESSION & Breakfast – 8:00 am- 8:30 am – COMMITTEE AND STAFF ONLY Small Room

08:30 am -12:00 pm OPEN SESSION Ballroom

8:30 am Presentations on Natural Hazards
TBD

10:00 Break

10:15 Alternatives to Managing the Spirit Lake/Toutle River System
• Alternatives to the Spirit Lake Drainage System
TBD, USACE
• Alternatives to long term sediment management
TBD, USACE

12:15 pm -1:45 pm Working Lunch
Discussion with all: Consequences associated with the various alternatives


CLOSED SESSION – 1:45 pm- 6:00 pm – COMMITTEE AND STAFF ONLY

____________________________________________________________________________________
Day 3: Friday August 5, 2016

8:00 am-3:00 pm CLOSED SESSION [Committee and Staff Only]

_________________________________________________________________________________
This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its study. This committee will examine the information and material obtained during this and other public meetings to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time; no recommendations will be made. The committee will deliberate its conclusions and recommendations thoroughly before writing its draft report. The draft report will go through a rigorous review by experts, and the committee will respond to this review with appropriate revisions that adequately satisfy the Academy's Report Review committee before it is released to the sponsors and public.

Individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion presently, or as it may evolve in the course of the project. Observers who draw conclusions about the committee's work based on today's discussions will be doing so prematurely. Inferences about an individual's position regarding findings or recommendations in the final report are also premature.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Gregory Baecher
John Boland
Thomas Dunne
Youssef Hashash
John Kupfer
Ning Lu
Basil Stumborg
Kathleen Tierney
Desiree Tullos
Greg Valentine (participating remotely)

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

*Summarized open session activities, information needs, and strategies to get that information.
*Components of an applicable decision framework
*Plans for 3rd meeting

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No written documents were made available to the committee during the closed sessions.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 31, 2016


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Sammantha Magsino
Contact Email:  smagsino@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202.334.3091

Agenda
There were no open sessions in this conference call.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Gregory Baecher
John Boland
Thomas Dunne
Youssef Hashash
John Kupfer
Ning Lu
Basil Stumborg
Kathleen Tierney



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The agenda for the Committee's August 3-5, 2016 meeting.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No written documents were made available to the committee in closed session.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 28, 2016


Location:

Red Lion Conference Center
510 Kelso Drive
Kelso, WA 98626
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Courtney Gibbs
Contact Email:  cgibbs@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2743

Agenda
Committee on Long-Term Management of the Spirit Lake/Toutle River System, Southwest Washington
National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Meeting 1, June 21-23, 2016

Red Lion Hotel Kelso-Longview
510 Kelso Drive
Kelso, WA 98626

DRAFT AGENDA
Day 1 – Tuesday June 21, 2016
CLOSED SESSION | COMMITTEE AND STAFF ONLY
ROOM TBD | 8:00 A.M. – 8:45 A.M.

OPEN SESSION | BALLROOM HEMLOCK & SPRUCE
8:45 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
WEBEX CONNECTION AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
8:45 Welcome, introductions, overview of the Statement of Task
Gregory Baecher, NAE, Committee Chair

9:00 Presentations from US Forest Service and Staff of the Washington State Congressional Delegation

Gina Owens, USFS, Gifford-Pinchot National Forest, Forest Supervisor
Tedd Huffman, Mount St. Helens National Monument, Monument Manager
Congressional Staff (TBD)


9:50 Break

10:00 Historical overview, The Federal Perspective

Presentations and discussions:

10:00 Synopsis of the 1980 Eruption Jon Major, USGS

10:30 Hydrologic and Geomorphic Perspectives: Useful for Understanding the Spirit Lake/Toutle River Issues Gordon Grant, USFS

11:00 Geomorphic Response to the Eruption Jon Major, USGS

Working lunch will be served at or around 12 noon (Plenary and small group discussions)

1:00 Implementation of projects to manage water and sediment Christine Budai, USACE

2:00 Break

2:15 Ecological Response to the Eruption Charlie Crisafulli, USFS

3:00 Discussion of committee information needs

4:00 Open Floor: Invitation for input from meeting participants

4:30 Adjourn Open Session

CLOSED SESSION
BALLROOM – HEMLOCK & SPRUCE
4:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
COMMITTEE AND STAFF ONLY

Day 2 – Wednesday June 22, 2016
FIELD TRIP
SPIRIT LAKE/TOUTLE RIVER DRIVE

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND RESTRICTED – (EMAIL COURTNEY GIBBS - CGIBBS@NAS.EDU)
TRANSPORTATION IS NOT PROVIDED – DETAIL WILL BE SENT TO REGISTRANTS

8:00 AM – 7:15 PM

Registration is required for this field trip as space is very limited/restricted and transportation will NOT be provided between stops. The full, detailed agenda will be sent to those who register with the Academies staff (Email Courtney Gibbs – cgibbs@nas.edu).

8:00 Safety Briefing and overview of the Itinerary by USFS staff
Red Lion Hotel Kelso – Longview

8:30 Depart hotel

Probable Stops:
• Castle Lake Viewpoint
• Coldwater Lake
• Johnston Ridge Observatory (JRO)
• Spirit Lake Tunnel Outlet (Due to safety constraints access is limited to committee/Forest Service staff)
• Hummocks Trail
• Sediment Retention Structure (SRS) (Due to safety constraints access is limited to committee/Forest Service staff)
• Coweeman Levee

Day 3 – Thursday June 23, 2016
CLOSED SESSION
ROOM TBD
8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
COMMITTEE AND STAFF ONLY
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Gregory Baecher
NAE (Chair)
John Boland
Thomas Dunne
NAS
Youssef Hashash
John Kupfer
Ning Lu
Basil Stumborg
Desiree Tullos
Greg A. Valentine

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

6/21/16 AM: Introductions, statement of task, meeting objectives, discussion of institutional processes
6/21/16 PM: Discussion of information needs as informed by the day's open sessions
6/22/16 PM: Post-field trip debriefing; strategies for further information gathering
6/23/16: Conflict of Interest/Bias discussion with Elizabeth Eide; committee composition; revisit of statement of task; history of decision making at Monument; study timeline and future meeting planning; report organization and writing assignments


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No materials were made available during closed session.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 05, 2016


Location:

Teleconference
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Sammantha Magsino
Contact Email:  smagsino@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-3091

Agenda
There were no open sessions.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Gregory Baecher
NAE (Chair)
John Boland
Thomas Dunne
NAS
Youssef Hashash
John Kupfer
Ning Lu
Basil Stumborg
Greg A. Valentine

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Agenda planning for first meeting and information needs.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No materials were made available to the committee during the closed session.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 05, 2016

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