Expenses and Travel Information

26th Annual OFWIM Conference
& Business Meeting

November 4-8, 2018
Hood River, Oregon


Best Western Hood River Inn, 800-828-7873
Room Rate (OFWIM block through 10/4): $93/night + 9.8% tax
Free hotel parking


Conference registration includes:

    • Monday Dinner (Hacker’s Ball)
    • Tuesday Lunch (Field Techniques Session)
    • Wednesday Lunch (Business Meeting)
    • Wednesday Dinner (Banquet)

Light refreshments will be provided during breaks on Monday and Wednesday sessions and Thursday’s workshop.


There is NO transportation to/from the Portland, OR airport. Those renting vehicles are encouraged to carpool (OFWIM will post schedules to help coordinate this). Once you get to Hood River, it is a one-mile walk to downtown or the waterfront. We recommend bringing a raincoat.

Field Techniques Session

We will begin at Bonneville dam viewing the fish ladder and hatchery operations. We will then travel to the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center. The day will finish at the White Salmon River where we will learn about restoration efforts and (weather permitting) a demonstration of using drones to view fish redds. We will coordinate carpooling for the field session. Lunch will be provided. Tours are rain or shine, so be prepared for rain and cool weather (30-60 °F). Binoculars are always a good idea!