Salmonid Restoration Federation
Fisheries Restoration: Planning for Resilience
11 March - 14, 2015
Santa Rosa, California

Urban Creek Restoration: Interfacing with the Community

March 11, 2015

Workshop Coordinator: 
Ann Riley, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

Tour Coordinators: 
Steve Brady, City of Santa Rosa
Brian Hines, Trout Unlimited

This workshop spanned the breadth of topics with which anyone involved in urban stream restoration must stay current. Presentations at the workshop included the use of regional curves as a design tool, new funding opportunities and legislation affecting them, case studies in restoration, citizen involvement strategies, and a panel on how to resolve some of the common issues that confront practitioners in urban settings. The Urban Creek workshop culminated with a brief trolley tour the City of Santa Rosa Prince Memorial Greenway project and the Lower Colgan Creek restoration project.

A “Living River” Runs Through It, The Napa Creek Flood Management Project
Leslie Ferguson, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board

Monitoring the Value of Fish Habitat Improvements along the Restricted Napa River Corridor: Lessons for Urban and Rural Environments
Jonathan Koehler, Senior Biologist, Napa County Resource Conservation District

The Regional Curve Project, Creating A Restoration Design Tool While Benefiting the Community
Roger Leventhal, P.E. Marin County Flood Control District and Ariana Rickard, California Urban Streams Partnership

Landscape Scale Urban Creek Restoration in Marin County, CA
Greg and Rachel Kamman, Kamman Hydrology & Engineering Inc.

The Funding Conundrum: Problem – Vision – Solution
Mike Carlson, Assistant Chief Engineer, Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District

Whose Watershed Is This? Community Engagement in Urban Watershed/Creek Restoration
Joshua Bradt, Bay Area Steering Committee Chair, California Urban Streams Partnership

Marsh Creek Flood Control Channel Restoration - A Model for Community Partnerships for Contra Costa's 50-Year Plan for Converting Channels to Creeks
Rich Walkling, MLA, Restoration Design Group

Colgan Creek Urban Stream Restoration and Watershed Education Interactive Web Mapping, Website Water Quality Testing Submittal for Students and the Bird’s Eye Low Down on this Caper
Brian Hines, Trout Unlimited and Ashlee Llewellyn, Edd Clark & Associates

A Case of Beaver-assisted Restoration in an Urban Stream
Heidi Perryman, PhD, President & Founder: Worth A Dam

Meeting the Needs of an Active Community while Restoring the Habitat of Salmonids on Incline and Third Creeks in the Lake Tahoe Basin
Charley Miller, Cardno