Salmonid Restoration Federation

19th Annual Coho Confab Agenda

Friday, August 26

5:30-6:30pm  Check-in at Main Entrance at Jug Handle Creek Farm

6:30pm  Community Dinner by the Fire Circle

7:30pm  Confab Welcome with Salmonid Restoration Federation

7:45pm  Keynote Presentations

Spatial and Temporal Variation in Structure and Abundance of Coho Salmon in California
John Carlos Garza, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries

Over 15 Years of Monitoring Coho Salmon Population in Coastal Mendocino County, California: Implications and Lessons for Recovery Management
Sean Gallagher, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

North Coast Coho Project — An Overview of Collaborative, Strategic Restoration on the North Coast
Lisa Bolton, North Coast Coho Project Director, Trout Unlimited

Saturday, August 27

7:30-8:30am  Breakfast, Pack Lunches for Field Day, and Check-in for Saturday Arrivals

8:30-9:30am  Opening Circle Announcements and Presenter Introductions

9:30am Concurrent Full-day Field Tours

Restoration Responsibilities and Actions for Recovery of Fisheries and Watersheds in the Usal Redwood Forest of the Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc. (RFFI)
Richard Gienger, RFFI, and Tom Leroy, Pacific Watershed Associates

An Evolution of Large Wood Augmentation — A Synopsis of Techniques for Implementation and Validation Monitoring within Pudding Creek and South Fork Noyo River basins
Anna Halligan and Lisa Bolton, Trout Unlimited, Sean Gallagher, CDFW, Dave Wright, The Nature Conservancy, and Chris Blencowe, Blencowe Watershed Managment

Sunday, August 28

8:30-9am Pack Up and Breakfast

9:30-10am  Closing Circle

10am-2pm  Concurrent Half-Day Field Tours

Downstream/Upstream — Working Together to Restore Coho Habitat in Neefus Gulch
Patty Madigan, Mendocino Resource Conservation District, and Kirk Vodopals, Rancho Navarro

Large Woody Installation at Two Log Creek on the Big River Property
Holly Newberger, The Conservation Fund, and Chris Blencowe, Blencowe Watershed Management

Fish Passage Upgrades on Historical Logging Roads
Doug Kern, Mendocino Land Trust