CHM Event

First Tuesday Talks – STEP in the Coos Basin

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Coos History Museum, Sprague Gallery


Number Available: 80

Bookings are closed for this date and time.

Salmon Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) in the Coos Basin with Gary Vonderohe.

The September 6th First Tuesday Talk will take place from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM both in person at the CHM and online via Zoom. Doors to the museum will open from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM for visitors to view the exhibits and visit the museum store if desired.

*Registration is offered both in person at the museum and online through this event page. Online registration will close on September 6th at 3:00 PM so please register at your earliest convenience. If you miss the registration window, you may register and purchase tickets at the door, but please check our website or call the museum to ensure spaces are still available.

  • Please register individually.
  • CHM Member: Whether participating online or in person, if you are a current CHM member, this program is free to you and you may enter the coupon code “FTTmember” for your free price.
  • Non-Member In-Person: If you are a non-member joining us in person, the price is $7.
  • Non-Member Online: If you are a non-member joining us online, the cost is $5 and you may enter the coupon code “FTTonline” for the online price.

Gary Vonderohe grew up in a rural community in northeastern Iowa.  After graduating college from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, he worked in fisheries program in Iowa and Yellowstone National Park before moving to Oregon in 2004.  Gary has been working as the Assistant District Fish Biologist for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife at the Charleston Field Office since 2007.  Gary works on fisheries along with the STEP programs in the Tenmile, Coos, and Coquille basins. 

Gary Vonderohe will be talking about the history of the salmon population in the Coos Basin. This will include the history of some of the first salmon hatcheries in the Coos Basin, including the Morgan Creek and Noble Creek STEP hatcheries. Gary will also explain what exactly the Salmon Trout Enhancement Program (STEP program) is and how our salmon populations are doing currently.

*Membership status and attendance in person/online will be verified. Once you have completed registration you will be sent a confirmation email with the Zoom link. If attending in person, face masks are welcome but not required.

If you’d like to learn more about our membership program and/or become a member, please click here: CHM Membership

All events subject to change.