Salmonid Restoration Federation
Adaptation in Motion
April 21 - 23, 2021
Virtual, California

Accelerating Coho and Steelhead Recovery

21 April 2021
9:00am - 12:30pm
Workshop Coordinators:
Matt Clifford, Trout Unlimited, and Monty Schmitt, The Nature Conservancy
In the more than two decades that various coastal California populations of steelhead and coho salmon have been protected under federal and/ or state endangered species acts, a great deal of effort has gone into studying how to recover these species.  Federal recovery plans have been completed for all three populations of coastal California steelhead, and both federal and state recovery plans have been completed for both populations of coastal California coho.  But although both the regulatory and restoration branches of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the National Marine Fisheries Service have been working for years to implement various actions called for in those plans, populations of both species have continued to decline.  This workshop will focus on efforts to re-assess the approaches the agencies and the larger restoration community are taking to recovering these species.  Topics of interest include: methods for prioritizing specific restoration projects at the watershed level to guide grant funding, more effective implementation of regulatory authority over water diversion and stream alteration, more efficient permitting of habitat restoration projects, and more effective monitoring of populations of both species.
State of the Salmon
Curtis Knight, California Trout
Implementing Priority Recovery Actions for Coho Salmon in the Central California Coast
Stephen Swales, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Erin Seghesio, NOAA Fisheries 
How to use the Salmon Habitat Restoration Priorities (SHaRP) Process to Enhance Inclusion and Support in On-the-ground Restoration Planning
Julie Weeder, NOAA Fisheries, Allan Renger, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

The North Coast Salmon Project: A Synergistic Approach to Coho Salmon Recovery 
Jonathan Nelson, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Accelerating Steelhead and Coho Recovery Using the Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Act and other Programmatic Permits
Katie Haldeman and Erika Lovejoy, Sustainable Conservation
Building Local Capacity: An Overlooked Element in the Implementation of Habitat Restoration
Kellyx Nelson, Executive Director, San Mateo RCD