3rd Steelhead Summit
SRF hosted the 3rd Steelhead Summit December 3 - 5, 2018 in Ventura, CA. The theme was Conservation Strategies for Steelhead Recovery.
The agenda highlighted conservation strategies for steelhead recovery, including origins of steelhead life history variation; risk mitigation strategies; monitoring and limiting factors; adapting to climate change, drought, floods, and wildfire; post-fire watershed health and planning; balancing habitat and public safety; instream flow needs, permitting, and enhancement; and building support for flow enhancement and groundwater recharge.
The full-day symposium was followed by concurrent field tours that focused on Santa Monica Bay monitoring and restoration projects; Thomas Fire and flood impacts on Steelhead in Santa Barbara; and habitat above Matilija Dam to restoration projects in the Ojai Valley. On the final day, there was a tour of fish passage and restoration projects in the Lower Santa Ynez River basin and Gaviota Coast and a concurrent flow enhancement and water rights workshop.