30th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference, April 4-7 in Davis


The 30th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference is fast approaching. I
have pasted below some information regarding the Conference agenda,
registration and Poster Session.

Please feel free to distribute this information liberally to your
constituents, co-workers, and collaborators or post it on your calendar,
newsletter or website.

Also, please let me know if you would like to receive a stack of the
Conference Agenda and Registration Packets, which are going to print
this week.
Heather Reese

The 30th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference is April 4-7 in Davis,
CA. The conference agenda and online registration are now available at

This year the conference will feature workshops on topics including Fish
Passage and Protection, Analytical Measures to Determine Instream Flow
Needs for Salmonids, Restoring Floodplain Processes to Increase Salmonid
Populations, Integrated Population Monitoring in California, and
Community Partnerships to Promote Restoration. Field Tours will include
Yolo Bypass Tour: Managing a Seasonal Floodplain and Tidal Marshland for
Native Fish Habitat and Passage, Cosumnes River and McCormack Williamson
Floodplain Tour, Restoring a Natural Hydrograph: Policy and Restoration
on Putah Creek, and Suisun Marsh Fish Habitat Restoration&  UC Davis:
From Habitat Needs to Restoration.

Concurrent sessions include:

* Genetic Effects of Hatcheries on Chinook Salmon Population Dynamics in
the Central Valley
* The Downstream End: the Role of Coastal Lagoons and Ocean Conditions
on Salmonid Restoration
* Restoring the San Joaquin: A Future for Chinook Salmon
* Frontiers in River Restoration and Geomorphology
* The Role of Artificial Propagation in Recovering Salmon Populations
* Utilizing Existing Fish Tagging Data to Guide Restoration Planning,
Monitoring, and Evaluation
* Dam Removal to Benefit Salmonid Recovery
* Floodplain Processes and Restoration: Research and Application
* Managing the Bay Delta for Water and Fish
* Steelhead Restoration and Recovery

Keynote speakers include Jim Lichatowich, author of Salmon Without
Rivers, and new DFG Director, Chuck Bonham. Invited speakers include
California Secretary of Resources, John Laird, and NOAA Fisheries
Federal Administrator, Jane Lubchencho. Other conference events will
include the SRF Annual Membership Meeting and Social, a poster session
and reception on Friday night, and a cabaret and banquet with a Wild
Copper River salmon dinner and live music.

For more information about the conference, please visit
www.calsalmon.org. If you are interested in co-sponsoring the Conference
this year please email srf@calsalmon.org.