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2018 Annual Conference

September 26-28, 2018

Silver Reef Hotel & Casino

Bellingham, WA


Floods, Fish, Farms: Balancing Multiple Needs in Northwest Floodplains

  • Call for Abstracts:  We are seeking submittals for workshops or presentations – come share your work with fellow floodplain managers!  For topic suggestions & how to submit, see the Call Announcement.

  • Due Date: extended to July 31.

  • Scholarships Available: To assist communities & students in coming to this regional conference, a limited number of scholarships are available.  Scholarships will cover Conference Registration. Scholarship Application: Due Date: extended to July 31.  New this year: Alaska scholarship recipients will also be eligible for a hotel stipend to help defray travel costs.

    • Become a Sponsor: We are thankful to our conference sponsors for supporting and enhancing this annual event!  For more information see the Sponsor Form.

Conference Agenda

Tuesday:         Workshops (TBD)
                        Welcome social, (refreshments/snacks)
Wed-Thurs:     Main Conference - concurrent sessions 
                        (Breakfast Buffet & Lunches included)
Friday:             Field Tour, or CFM exam

Detailed Program will be posted to the website once finalized.

We look forward to seeing you in Bellingham this fall!


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Training Opportunity

Coastal Construction Workshops

Registration is now open for five one-day training classes on coastal construction this summer in Oregon and Washington. The course will be a condensed version of the four-day E0386 Residential Coastal Construction course offered by EMI.


Dunes City, OR – July 17

Astoria, OR – July 18

Lincoln City, OR – July 19

Montesano, WA – September 12

Tacoma, WA – October 24


For details and to register, visit

Did you know?

 Free webinars on floodplain topics are available regularly. 
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About Us

NORFMA is a nonprofit organization for regional networking and support on issues of environmental quality, economic sustainability, and scientific discovery on a watershed basis. 

We provide a channel for regional communication and cooperation in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, British Columbia and Alaska.

Our mission is to: 

  • Provide for free exchange of ideas and information among members.

  • Support the integration of multi-disciplinary programs and interests in floodplain management.

  • Promote educational programs on floodplain and water shed management topics.

  • Increase public awareness of the value and function of floodplains.

  • Encourage government involvement in programs to reduce flood damages and to protect, manage, and restore floodplains.

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