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Denise Hoffert

Project Manager, Confluence Consulting, LLC.

Thursday, March 18, On-Demand Flash Session – Small Dam Removals to Restore Habitat Connectivity

Denise Hoffert has over 18 years of experience managing small dam removal projects in Oregon during all phases of development including: securing landowner agreements; developing project alternatives; preparing and securing local, state and federal permits and overseeing project construction. Projects implemented include: Brownsville Dam (2007), Shearer and Sodom Dams (2011), Corral Dam (2013), Stearns Dam (2013), Cox Creek Dam (2013), Evans Creek dams (2015) and Jetty Creek fishway (2017). She is author of the Oregon “Small Dam Removal Guide for Project Managers”. She was American Rivers Associate Director of River Restoration for the Pacific Northwest for two years. Since 2016, she has been working with Oregon's Rogue Basin local partners to develop a strategic, programmatic approach to dam removal. For her contributions to restoring fish passage to Oregon’s streams she has been recognized by: NOAA Restoration Center’s Excellence in Restoration award, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board’s Spirit of the Oregon Plan award and American Fisheries Society Award of Merit. She currently serves on Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fish Passage Task Force to advise the department on matters related to fish passage.