Two Symposiums: Chinook and Coho Confab

Hello,
I would like to let you know about two exciting SRF events that are happening this summer. First, this July 24 -27 we will have our Second Annual Spring-run Chinook Symposium on the gorgeous and wild (Cal) Salmon River. The Symposium will follow right on the heels of the annual Salmon River Spring-run Chinook and Summer Steelhead Dives, and will be immediately followed by the Jammin’ for the Salmon music festival. Good times for all! We are thrilled to be coordinating this event with the fun and dedicated folks at the Salmon River Restoration Council and Mid-Klamath Watershed Council, who invest so much energy into this important California watershed and its associated salmonids.

Symposium PSA:

Salmon River Dives (July 24-25) and Spring-run Chinook Symposium (July 26-27)
Nordheimer Campground, Salmon River, California

Salmonid Restoration Federation is proud to join with the Salmon River Restoration Council in offering the 2nd Annual Spring-run Chinook Symposium in concert with the Salmon River Spring Chinook Dives. Please join us on the beautiful Salmon River July 24-27 for training and dives, workshops, field tours and presentations on challenges and tools specific to Spring-run Chinook restoration in California, fish identification, snorkel surveys, watershed education, life history investigations, limiting factors, FERC relicensing, fish disease, and conservation management. Renowned fisheries biologist, Peter Moyle, will offer a presentation on Spring-run Chinook recovery efforts. Stay Saturday July 28 for the Jammin’ for the Salmon benefit concert.
For more information or to register, please contact SRF at (707)923-7501 or srf@calsalmon.org.

Then, August 17-19 we are teaming with Trees Foundation, Mattole Restoration Council, Mattole Salmon Group and Sanctuary Forest to produce the 10th Annual Coho Confab in the lovely Mattole watershed where it all began. The field tour, workshop and presenter line-up for this Confab are out-standing! And as a bonus, sweet-voiced Joanne Rand and the Rhythm of the Open Hearts Band will serenade all on Saturday evening.

Confab PSA:
10th Annual Coho Confab August 17-19, 2007 in Petrolia, CA on the North Coast

Salmonid Restoration Federation, Trees Foundation, Mattole Restoration Council, Mattole Salmon Group and Sanctuary Forest will sponsor the 10th annual Coho Confab August 17-19, 2007 in Petrolia on the North Coast of California. The Confab is a symposium to explore watershed restoration and learn techniques to enhance recovery of salmon and steelhead. Workshops include underwater fish identification, water flow monitoring, conservation easements and stories and songs of salmon. Field tours include site visits from the headwaters to the estuary of the Mattole watershed.

The Confab brings together community members, landowners, activists, scientists, and restoration ecologists for a weekend of innovative skills-building workshops, hands-on tours of restoration projects, community networking, and fun. To learn more about this year’s Confab or to inquire about scholarship opportunities, please visit www.calsalmon.org or call SRF at (707) 923-7501.

We look forward to seeing you at these great events!!

Heather Reese
Project Coordinator
Salmonid Restoration Federation
PO Box 784
Redway, California 95560
(707) 923-7501
heather@calsalmon.org