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Stephen Lancaster presents at the LNWC April Speaker Series

On April 11th the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council Speaker Series will feature Dr. Stephen Lancaster from OSU for a discussion titled “It Takes a Lot of Guts: The Slow Digestion of Mountain Ranges by Stream Networks”.

In this talk he’ll discuss how rivers and streams erode away mountains, deposit sediment, and move across their floodplains. This talk will be of interest to anyone who recreates on any river, landowners who have property on a river, land managers, and anyone interested in how our watershed has changed and will change over time.

Stephen Lancaster has a lot of experience with this topic. His PhD research focused on creating models of river meandering and how they influence models of how landscapes change. Additionally, he worked with the Oregon Coastal Landscape Analysis and Modeling Study (CLAMS). As an Associate Professor of Geology and Geophysics at OSU, we can expect an exciting presentation.

The presentation will be held at the Pine Grove Community House, 225 Laneda Ave in Manzanita. The program will begin at 7 pm.

This event is part of the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council’s regular Speaker Series. Join us at the Pine Grove Community House each 2nd Thursday in January through May, October and November for natural resource focused presentations. We raffle off a gift certificate or special item from a local business supporter during each event. Raffle tickets will be available for a $5 donation at the door and the winner will be drawn at the end of the presentation. “I The Nehalem River” bumper stickers will also be available by donation.

This presentation will be preceded by a meeting of Lower Nehalem Watershed Council’s Board of Directors. Join them at 6 pm to get a glimpse behind the scenes of the LNWC’s work!

Event Information: This event is FREE and open to the public. Find more information on our speaker series on our Facebook page (

Date & Location: April 11th, 2019 at Pine Grove Community House (225 Laneda Ave, Manzanita)

Time & Agenda:

6:00 LNWC Board Meeting

7:00 PM Presentation

8:30 PM Adjourn