Salmonid Restoration Federation
April 19 - 22, 2022
Santa Cruz, California

Opportunities for Collaboration: Tools and Initiatives for Increasing Our Collective Impact

22 April 2022
9:00am - 12:15pm
Session Coordinator: Analise Rivero, Policy Associate, Cal Trout

With heightened impacts from climate change being felt across the state and increasing competition for state attention and resources, it is more important than ever for our field to breakdown silos in order to achieve our common goals. This session will explore opportunities for collaboration amongst water professionals in order to increase our collective efficacy and impact. Topics covered will include:
  • Collaborative tools
  • Ongoing initiatives & agency efforts
  • Legislation & state budget: how to advocate effectively together
  • Lessons learned from prior efforts

Moving from Coordination to Collaboration for Transformational Change,
Kellyx Nelson, Executive Director, San Mateo Resource Conservation District
Public/Private Partnerships and Coalitions - Leveraging Skills and Avoiding Procurement Conflict,
Lisa Hulette, WRA, Inc.
Regional Collaborations to Solve the Eel River’s Aged and Outdated Hydropower Infrastructure at the Potter Valley Project, 
Darren Mierau, North Coast Director, Cal Trout
High-resolution Water Budget Hydrology to Support Collaborative Water Management for Salmonid Recovery, Mill Creek Watershed, Navarro River, California, 
Christopher Woltemade, PhD, Shippensburg University and Prunuske Chatham
Redwood Creek Estuary Stakeholders Group; Using Strong Collaborative Process to Build Relationships and Trust,
Mary Burke, Cal Trout, and Leslie Wolff, NOAA Fisheries
Establishing a Respected Ecological Workforce,
Mark Cederborg, Hanford; Jim Robins, Alnus Ecological; and Sally Bolger, Ecological Workforce Initiative
Scott Dam