The Steelhead Summit was designed to address regional needs for integrated water conservation efforts and technical education regarding the restoration and recovery of Steelhead. For the Summit, SRF develops a curriculum that examines water conservation planning, techniques for improving instream flows, and assessment of coastal monitoring efforts. Workshops and tours focus on habitat restoration, enhancing water flows, reducing dewatering through increased water storage, and removing fish passage barriers.
The 2016 Steelhead Summit agenda highlighted adaptive genomic variation, steelhead recovery planning, coastal monitoring status reports, fish passage planning, and water conservation efforts.
The Steelhead Summit addressed Central and South Coast regional needs for technical education regarding the restoration and recovery of Steelhead and provided a venue to delve into complex issues of genetics, recovery strategies, and how to best utilize limited resources.