October 22 & 23, 2010

"Exploring Our Vital Resource"

A terrific turnout of students, public, and agency members to celebrate the scholarly work being done on the Susquehanna River by Bucknell University an members of the Susquehanna River Heartland Coalition for Environmental Studies. A program and schedule of events are available at the symposium website. Over 180 scientists, students, and faculty presented over fifty posters.

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Friday evenings festivities in the Terrace Room of the Elaine Langone Center on the campus of Bucknell University

Students, Native American guests with Bucknell President Bravman, Provost Smyer and Director Reynolds

Students, Native American guests with Bucknell President Bravman, Provost Smyer and Director Reynolds

Provost Smyer, NPS Director Reynolds, and Heartland Coalition Director Wieder

River assessment display, featuring various instruments and sampling gear used by the scientists while conducting research on the river

Native American scholars and environmental task force team

Close up the bow of the canoe showing small mouth bass samples, mussels, and GPS antennae used in aquatic habitat assessments.

Electro-fish shocker, sediment samplers, velocity meters, gold pan, and assorted other equipment used in river assessments

Heartland Coalition director H.W. "Skip" Wieder talks to a member of the public.

NPS Director Michael Reynolds explaines a possible future relationship between the National Park Service and the Susquehanna River.

NPS Director Michael Reynolds emphasizing the importance of the Susquehanna to the National Park Service.

Friday evening's poster session and social hour begins.

Professor Faull the mapping of cultural heritage sites along the Susquehanna

River Symposium Poster Session

River Symposium Poster Session

River Symposium Poster Session

River Symposium Poster Session

River Symposium Poster Session

Saturday's River Symposium Poster Session

Saturday's River Symposium Poster Session

Saturday's River Symposium Poster Session

Saturday's River Symposium Poster Session

Saturday's River Symposium Poster Session

Saturday's River Symposium Poster Session

Saturday's River Symposium Poster Session

Saturday's River Symposium Poster Session

Saturday's River Symposium Poster Session

Saturday's River Symposium Poster Session

Saturday's River Symposium Poster Session

Saturday's River Symposium Poster Session

Saturday's River Symposium Poster Session

Saturday's River Symposium Poster Session

Saturday's River Symposium Poster Session

Saturday's River Symposium Poster Session

Saturday's River Symposium Poster Session

Cathy Myers, Executive Director of the Bucknell Environmental Center, moderate's Saturday morning's symposium.

John Arway, Executive Director for the PA Fish and Boat Commission explains the relationship between water quality and fish habitat in the Susquehanna.

John Arway, Executive Director for the PA Fish and Boat Commission declares the Susquehanna a "sick" river, suggesting TMLs be used by regulatory agencies to improve aquatic habitat in the river.

J. Hoffman (SRBC) presents the first annual "State-of-the-Susquehanna River" assessment report.

A. DeHoff (SRBC) presents the findings of a recent study on using ecologically-based low flows to regulate water withdrawals in the river basin.

Geoff Smith, Susquehanna Biologist for the PA Fish and Boat Commission explains problems the smallmouth bass face in the Susquehanna.

Dr. Matthew Mctammany presents on his studies of microvariability in water quality in river

Dr. Brian Mangen presents on his studies of crayfish in the Susquehanna

Dr. Peter Petokas presents research on the Eastern hellbenders in headwater streams of the Susquehanna River basin

Dr. Cynthia Venn presents her findings on the general chemistry of the river in the North and West Branches

Dr. Jack Holt presents on algal communities in the Susquehanna downstream of the confluence between the North and South Branches.

Dr. Mel Zimmerman presents on findings of macroinvertebrate assemblages in the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.

Panel Discussion