Salmonid Restoration Federation

20th Annual Coho Confab Agenda

Thursday, August 24

5-6:30pm: Check-in at Mattole Grange

6:30pm: Community Dinner at the Mattole Grange

7:30pm: Confab Welcome with Salmonid Restoration Federation

7:45pm: Keynote Presentations

How to Increase Stewardship Incentives for Good Land Stewardship
Sungnome Madrone, Executive Director, Mattole Salmon Group

What We Can Learn from Beaver Structures and Apply Towards Salmon Restoration Planning and Recovery
Tasha McKee, Program Director, Sanctuary Forest, and Elijah Portugal, Redwood Community Action Agency

Prospects for Recovery and Restoration of Coho Salmon in California
John Carlos Garza, Ph.D., Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries

Friday, August 25

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 to 1:30pm: Concurrent Field Tours:

Mattole Estuary Tour: Heliwood Placement, Terrace Margin Treatments, Off-channel Slough Restoration, Riparian Planting and Bioengineering Techniques
Sungnome Madrone, Mattole Salmon Group, and Cassie Pinnell, John Summers, and Hugh McGee, Mattole Restoration Council

Prosper Ridge Prairie Tour: Grassland Reclamation and Fuels Reduction in King Range Coastal Prairie Systems
Veronica Yates and Ali Freedlund, Mattole Restoration Council

2-5pm: Concurrent Workshops:

Coho Recovery Planning from State, ESU and Watershed Level
Julie Weeder, SONCC Coho Recovery Coordinator, Sungnome Madrone, Mattole Salmon Group, and Carlos Garza, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA Fisheries

Stewardship Tools for Landowners: Road Improvements, Water Conservation Planning, Resources, and Rehabilitation
Matt Clifford, JD, California Water Project Attorney, Trout Unlimited, Tom Leroy, Geologist, Pacific Watershed Associates, and Cassie Pinnell, Mattole Restoration Council

Saturday, August 26

8:30-9:30am: Pack Up and Breakfast

9:30-10:00am: Closing Circle

10am-3:00pm: Concurrent Field Tours:

Beaver Dam Analogues and Groundwater Recharge Planning in the Mattole Headwaters
Tasha McKee, Sanctuary Forest Inc. and Elijah Portugal, Redwood Community Action Agency

Lower Salt River Restoration Tour
Ross Taylor, Ross Taylor and Associates, and Allan Renger, California Department of Fish and Wildlife