Salmonid Restoration Federation
31 March - 3 April, 2020
Santa Cruz, California

Creating Opportunities for Community Involvement to Address Common Urban Stream Management Issues

This session will focus on addressing community involvement in some of the most pressing
issues facing urban streams, highlighting why community engagement in urban areas is crucial to
successful long-term restoration and management. Speakers will focus on engaging diverse
communities in stream stewardship, including homeless populations, landowners, the urban and
rural divide, and under-served urban populations. How can we forge and maintain collaborative
relationships to steward our shared resources? How can we learn from our past mistakes in urban
stream management to create more inclusive and comprehensive collaborations? We will
examine how urban stream management can benefit both human populations and stream
ecosystems through holistic flood management, steelhead recovery, trash management and more.