23rd Annual Coho Confab
The 23rd Annual Coho Confab on the Navarro River will focus on flow enhancement planning to improve habitat conditions for coho and water supply reliability for landowners. Orientation presentations will include Ridge to River: Rethinking & Retrofitting for Rehydration, by Brock Dolman, Program Director and co-director of the Water Institute, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center as well as presentations about successful flow enhancement strategies including flow augmentation, and current flow enhancement approaches that are being employed in the Navarro watershed. Field tours will include tours of large wood placement projects in the Navarro and Mendocino Coast, a flow enhancement workshop and tour of water storage projects, and an outing to Ten Mile River Estuary/Floodplain Restoration Project, which is geared for coho and steelhead recovery on the Mendocino Coast.
The Coho Confab is an annual symposium to explore watershed restoration and techniques to put coho salmon populations on the path to recovery. It is also an ideal opportunity to network with other fish-centric people and to attend field tours that highlight a variety of watershed restoration techniques.
This event will largely be outdoors. Advanced Confab registration pricing is $175 including all meals but not lodging. After August 1, registration will be $200 and camping fees will be $35 per night.