Salmonid Restoration Federation

22nd Annual Coho Confab Agenda

Friday, August 23

5-6:30pm – Check-in, Meet at Panamnik Building in Orleans at 38150 Highway 96, Orleans, CA 95556
6:30pm – Community Dinner
7:30pm – Confab Welcome with Salmonid Restoration Federation
7:45pm – Orientation Presentations
  • A Decade of Coho Habitat Restoration on the Klamath River: What We Have Learned and Where We Are Heading 
    Will Harling, Executive Director, Mid-Klamath Watershed Council
  • After a Decade of Coho Ecology Studies in the Middle Klamath River with Climate Change: A Local Recipe for Making Cold Water Habitats with Groundwater as a Key Ingredient
    Toz Soto, Karuk Fisheries Program Manager
  • Yurok Perspective on the Science and Progress Made Toward Dam Removal on the Klamath River
    Mike Belchik, Senior Scientist, Yurok Tribe
  • Traditional Fish Stories,
    Frank Lake, Research Ecologist and storyteller, US Forest Service

Saturday, August 24

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 – 12:30pm – Restoring Mill Creek along the Valley Floor in Hoopa, CA, Justin Alvarez, Hoopa Tribe
9:30am - 4:30pm – Concurrent All-Day Field Tours
  • Seiad Creek Tour: In-channel, Off-channel, and New Channel! Reclaiming Stream Function in an Anthropogenically-Hosed Reach of Seiad Creek
    Toz Soto, Karuk Tribe, and Charles Wickman, Mid-Klamath Watershed Council
  • Horse Creek Tour: Can’t Keep a Good Creek Down! Restoring Coho Populations in Horse Creek After Severe Impacts from Mining, Channelization, Human Development and Fire 
    Will Harling and Mitzi Wickman, Mid-Klamath Watershed Council
1:30-4:30pm – Klamath Floodplain Pond at Stanshaw Creek and Thermal Refugia Tour, James Peterson, MKWK
6:30pm Traditional Salmon Feast, with produce donated from local farms and families
7:15-8:30pm – Open Forum Klamath Dam Removal: Status, Timeline, Planning, and Restoration Opportunities
panelists include representatives from the Yurok and Karuk tribes, as well as Klamath River Renewal Corporation

Sunday, August 25

8:30-9:30am – Pack Up and Breakfast
9:30-10am – Closing Circle
10am-2pm – Concurrent Tours
  • Trinity River Restoration Project Field Tour from Lewiston to Junction City
    DJ Bandrowski, Yurok Tribe
  • Exploring the Use of Beaver Dam Analogues as a Restoration Tool in McGarvey Creek, Lower Klamath River
    Rocco Fiori, Fiori GeoSciences and Sarah Beesley, Yurok Tribal Fisheries Program