Salmonid Restoration Federation

24th Coho Confab Agenda

 Friday, September 9

3-5pm – Registration and Camp Set-up, at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Buddhist Retreat Center

5:30-6:30pm – Check-in at Gomde, 66000 Drive Thru Tree Rd, Leggett, CA 95585

6:30pm – Community Dinner

7:30pm – Confab Welcome, with Salmonid Restoration Federation

7:35pm – Orientation Presentations

Understanding and Recovering the Drivers of Salmon Productivity and Resilience in the South Fork Eel River, Gabriel Rossi, PhD, UC Berkeley and Cal Trout Coastal River Ecologist, and David Dralle, PhD, Research Hydrologist,Pacific Southwest Research Station

Indigenous versus Anglospheric Approaches to Monitoring and Restoration—Advice from Tyson Yunkaporta’s Aunties, Mary Power, PhD, UC Berkeley Integrative Biology Department and Faculty Director, Angelo Coast Range Reserve

How Many Coho Salmon Did, Does, Could the South Fork Eel River Produce? Darren Mierau, Cal Trout, North Coast Regional Director


Saturday, September 10

7:30-8:30am – Breakfast and Pack Lunches for field day and check-in for Saturday arrivals

8:30-9:30am – Opening Circle Announcements and Tour and Workshop Introductions

10am to 4pm – Full-Day Tours

Anderson Creek Tour of Paired Road Decommissioning and Large Wood Loading, Tom Leroy, Pacific Watershed Associates

Only Scratching the Subsurface: An Ecohydrologically-Themed Tour of the Eel River Critical Zone Observatory, Gabe Rossi, PhD, UC Berkeley and Cal Trout Coastal River Ecologist and David Dralle, PhD, Research Hydrologist, Pacific Southwest Research Station

5:30-6:30pm – Open Forum: Salmon Habitat and Restoration Prioritization Program, with Julie Weeder, NOAA Fisheries, Allan Renger and Kaydee Bouzel, CDFW


Sunday, September 11

8:30-9:30am – Pack Up, Breakfast, and Sandwich Bar

9:30-10am – Closing Circle

10am-2pm – Concurrent Tours

Cedar Creek: Restoration and Refugia at the Heart of the South Fork Eel River, CA, Darren Mierau, Cal Trout

Pikeminnow and Salmonids in the South Fork Eel - Interactions, Ecology, and Management, Travel to Indian Creek and Weir, Gabe Rossi, ,PhD, UC Berkeleyand Abel Brumo, Stillwater Sciences

Usal Creek Watershed Tour, Karen Youngblood, Redwood Forest Foundation and Usal Redwood Forest Company, Tom Leroy, Pacific Watershed Associates, and Richard Gienger, Redwood Forest Foundation