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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

  • Nominations open for Floodplain Awards: We are seeking nominations for an outstanding individual and an outstanding community to be honored at the Annual Conference.  Submit nominations by August 24, 2018:
  • The categories are:

    1) Outstanding Individual in Floodplain Management

    Honors an individual responsible for the development or implementation of a distinguished local program or activity, or who overcomes obstacles to champion sound floodplain management principles at the local level. 

    2) Outstanding Community in Floodplain Management

    Honors a local community (city, town, county, borough, tribe, etc.) with a program that demonstrates commitment and leadership in floodplain management through initiatives and projects that demonstrate vision or forward thinking toward floodplain management, bring resources together, partner with other organizations, or overcome obstacles to do the right thing.


  • 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)
Wednesday night Networking Event
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!

2018 Board Member Elections will be held in September!

Positions up for election this year, and candidate info:  NORFMA Board

(Interested? There's still time to add your name to the ballot)

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New!   New Member Guide
An overview of the resources NORFMA helps put at your fingertips.

7/27/18: new listings on regional Job Opportunities page! 

Training Opportunity

Coastal Construction Workshops

Registration is now open for 1-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.


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. 
Visit (select "Upcoming" tab.)


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.