The annual Plenary Session exciting plenary on the state of salmonid recovery in California and features distinguished keynote speakers including legislators, renowned academics, watershed visionaries, and scientists at the forefront of the restoration movement in California.
This year's Plenary session focused on the landscape of restoration and how both art and science can inform our thinking about the future of this evolving field. Renowned geomorphologist Colin Thorne gave a talk entitled Thinking Outside the Channel—Learning from History and Working with Nature to Restore Riverine-floodplain Connectivity. UC Berkeley Professor Stephanie Carlson presented Evolutionary Enlightened Management Strategies for Conserving and Restoring Pacific Salmon and Trout. Tribal member Wendy Poppy George, who serves on the Klamath River Renewal Corporation Board, spoke about revitalizing native lands.