Revegetation of the Elwha Reservoirs and Lessons for the Klamath Dam Removal Project

River winding through valley with mountain in the background

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
5:00 p.m. PDT




Check out this video to watch the Revegetation of the Elwha Reservoirs and Lessons for the Klamath Dam Removal Project.

Huxley Earth Day Events

Brought to you by Huxley on the Peninsulas in partnership with the WWU Alumni Association

Join us as we discuss the revegetation of the Elwha Reservoirs and lessons for the Klamath Dam Removal Project.

Based on Huxley College's main campus interdisciplinary curricula, Huxley College on the Peninsulas offers students in the greater Puget Sound region the opportunity to pursue degree options in environmental science and environmental studies.

Huxley on the Peninsulas is pleased to partner with the Alumni Association to celebrate Earth Week by hosting several wonderful speakers who will be discussing topics surrounding restoration, water scarcity, and ecological impacts in the greater Pacific Northwest region.

Joshua Chenoweth

Joshua Chenoweth, MS


Joshua Chenoweth is a botanical restoration ecologist focused on the revegetation of ecosystems after dam decommissioning. He worked for the National Park since 2001 and led the effort to revegetate the Elwha River valley as part of the Elwha Ecosystem Restoration Project after the removal of both the Elwha and the Glines Canyon Dam from 2011 to 2014. This included working with the Olympic National Park, Lower Elwha Tribe and countless volunteers to plant 320,000 plants and 7,000 pounds of seed in the two lake beds and in the adjacent areas since the removal of the two dams. Joshua is now a Senior Riparian Ecologist with the Yurok Tribe. He is now tasked with the revegetation planning for the multiple Klamath Dam removals.

Jenise Bauman

Dr. Jenise M. Bauman


Dr. Jenise Bauman is a restoration ecologist and professor at Western Washington University in Huxley College of the Environment on the Peninsulas.  She earned her Ph.D. from Miami University, M.S. from West Virginia University, and B.S. at Eastern Kentucky University.  Dr. Bauman is initiating projects that are focused on the restoration of coal mine landscapes in the Appalachian forests, the recovery of riparian forests in the Pacific Northwest, and the reconstruction of estuaries in urban areas of the Western Washington peninsulas.  Her research couples field methods with molecular techniques to better understand vegetation establishment, plant interactions, and system recovery in disturbed soils.  Research foci include belowground interactions of beneficial fungi during restoration, impact of invasive species on plant-fungal mutualisms, and plant pathology within forest restoration.

Alex Tadio

Alex Tadio


Alex Tadio is the Program Coordinator & Advisor for Huxley College on the Peninsulas at Western Washington University. A Huxley alum, he earned his BS from Western Washington University in Environmental Science. Alex utilizes his academic history and program knowledge to advise current and prospective Huxley on the Peninsulas students. He enjoys being an environmental steward and connecting with the community!

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