Presentations & Events

I served as a member of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau from 2011-2013 and 2015 – 2016 where I spoke on the social and environmental aspects of dam removal and the history of fish and fishing in the Columbia Basin, respectively. I also regularly present to public schools, civic and conservation groups, museums and scientific organizations.

My next speaking event is at the 2019 Sandhill Crane Festival in Othello, WA. The topic for Saturday, March 23 @ 1 pm is “Tales of Natural History and Adventures on the Columbia River.” I’ll be reading from 19th century explorer journals and sharing Native American lore about the Columbia Basin.

Thanks to everyone who attended my presentation and shared fishing stories at the 2019 Sportsman Show in Pasco, WA.

The following is a partial list of topics and venues where Dennis has made presentations. Please contact him if your group is looking for an entertaining and informative speaker.

    • The Plight of Unusual Native Fishes not Protected under the Endangered Species Act. Sandhill Crane Festival. Othello, WA. March 25, 2017
    • Salmon Recovery on the Dry Side. Basecamp Books & Bites. Science/Author Night. Roslyn, WA. December 8, 2016
    • Colonial-Nesting Waterbirds: Glorious and Gregarious Group or Killer of Baby Salmon?  Blue Mountain Audubon Society. Walla Walla, WA.  April 21, 2016.
    • What’s More Important: Salmon, Fish-Eating Birds, Sea Lions or Minnows? Othello Sandhill Crane Festival. Othello, WA. March 19, 2016.
    • Let’s Fish!  Top 10 Sport Fish from the Mid-Columbia. Kennewick Community Education. March 2016
    • February 10, 2015 – Fishing Blue Mountain Streams, Columbia Basin Flycasters. County Gentleman, Kennewick, WA.
    • March 22, 2015 – Half Empty or Half Full? A Balanced Rationale about Dam Removal. Harstine Hall. Harstine Island, WA,  (Sponsored by Humanities Washington)
    • Ecology of Dam Removal, Columbia Cascade Fisheries Enhancement Group, Tonasket, WA, April 10, 2014
    • Stream Birds of the Blues: Natural History and Ecology. Othello Crane Festival, Othello, WA March 29, 2014.
    • History of Fish and Fishing in the Columbia Basin, Twisp Grange, Twisp, WA, March 15, 2012