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
  • How Many Coho Salmon Did, Does, Could the South Fork Eel River Produce? Darren Mierau, Cal Trout, North Coast Regional Director
  • River Ecology Research in and around Angelo, Upper S. Fk. Eel, Mary Power, PhD, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley and Faculty Director, Angelo Coast Range Reserve

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; David Dralle, PhD, Research Hydrologist, Pacific Southwest Research Station; and Philip Georgakakos, PhD, UC Berkeley
  • Upper South Fork Eel Coho Restoration Variety Hour, Anna Halligan, Trout Unlimited, and Isaac Mikus, Eel River Watershed Improvement Group
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