2019 Bretz Club Conference and Field Trip

Bretz 2019; The Astoria Column. photo courtesy S. Cargill
Rivers Run Wild!
Camp Kiwanilong, Warrenton, Oregon

May 2-4, 2019

Please join us for the 10th Annual Bretz Club at Camp Kiwanilong in Warrenton, Oregon. Camp Kiwanilong is a kids’ summer camp, with primitive (no electricity or heat) sleeping cabins and you’ll need to bring your own sleeping gear. There is also space for tent/trailer camping. Our primary gathering place will be the Lodge, where there is heat, electricity, wifi and coffee.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. (email becky.fasth@oregonstate.edu if you really want to come).  Please note that if you haven't attended in the last 3 years, you'll need to create a user profile before you can register. If you don’t receive confirmation of your successful registration, check your junk mail folder before contacting Conference Services. Pre-Registration is required to attend Bretz Club.

*NEW* FINAL Schedule! (click here)


*NEW* Overview map

The 2019 conference “Rivers Run Wild” starts with your late afternoon arrival on Thursday May 2. We’ve got a local caterer to prepare organic & locally sourced meals (5 included with registration) and a bonus dinner at 7pm Thursday for those who pre-order for $26. We can accommodate late arrivals on Thursday night (bring your flashlight) and early arrivals on Friday.

The scientific program on Friday, May 3 includes three keynote talks by Amy East (USGS Santa Cruz), Allison Pfeiffer (Western Washington University) and Lydia Staisch (USGS Menlo Park).  If you'd like to share your own science, plan to give a pop-up talk (short 3 minute presentations on quite literally anything from ideas to announcements or otherwise) or contribute to the poster session. Friday evening after the final keynote talk, we’ll hold our inexplicably popular raffle of participant-donated geomorphic items and musical jam-session (yes, there is a Bretz song-book).

On Saturday, May 4, we will sweep out our bunks, clean the common spaces and squish into as few vehicles as possible and head to the field for an exciting day of geomorphology. with Jim O'Connor et al. "A big river runs through it - the gash through the Coast Range".  The conference will officially conclude late afternoon following the field trip.  The field trip guide will be ready on May 1st!

This year's cost for the 2-day (2 night) conference is $160 for professionals and $90 for students. If you register as a student you will be asked to fill a volunteer position during the conference. Please direct all registration and billing questions to OSU conference services.


  1. Accommodations at Camp Kiwanilong are primitive, and bedding and linens are NOT provided by Camp Kiwanilong or the conference organizers. Bring your own towels and sleeping gear, including a sleeping bag or blankets, pillow and mattress pad (air or foam) that fits a twin-size bunk.  Flashlights are highly recommended!
  2. There are limited outlets for electrical use. Consider bringing back-up power sources, solar-chargers and powerstrips for maximizing electron sharing.
  3. Please BYOB & snacks for Thursday and Friday evening happy hour(s).  Bring a travel mug for hot beverages.
  4. Consider donating an item of geomorphological interest to our raffle. Ticket are $1 each and help keep registration costs low.
  5. We have an awesome new 10th anniversary steel pint cup that you will want for $10.

Becky Fasth (becky.fasth@oregonstate.edu) is the contact this year for all logistical & organizational details.  More info coming your way soon!