Spring-run Chinook and Coho Salmon Syposiums, Aug. 16-19

August is almost upon us and that means that there are only three weeks left to register for this year’s Spring-run Chinook Symposium and Coho Confab. We are very excited about the agendas for both events. Each event offers an opportunity to learn innovative and effective restoration techniques in salmon restoration, to be informed of the most pressing issues facing salmon recovery, and to network with some of the top restorationists in the northern California region.

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I am also attaching the Agenda and registration form for each event for your convenience.

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Spring-run Chinook Symposium on the Trinity River – August 16-17, 2012 

The 6th Annual Spring-run Chinook symposium will be held August 16-17 at Indian Creek Lodge on the Trinity River. Thursday will feature an orientation presentation regarding Population Trends of Anadromous Salmonids in the Trinity River Basin by Wade Sinnen of DFG followed by an overview of Trinity River Spring-run Chinook and Upper Trinity River geography. Then participants have a choice of a tour of the South Fork Trinity River Watershed, where participants will look at Spring Chinook’s relationship with roads, fires, geology and streams, or a presentation by Josh Strange of the Yurok tribe giving an overview of Trinity River Spring-run Chinook and Upper Trinity River Geography followed by a whitewater restoration rafting tour from Lewiston Dam to Indian Creek. Evening keynote talks will include a presentation on Yurok Tribal Perspectives on Spring-run Chinook salmon by Troy Fletcher of the Yurok tribe and a presentation by Josh Strange about perspectives on Spring-run Chinook salmon migration, management, and restoration, plus a presentation by Carlos Garza, NOAA Fisheries, on the biological issues in the Spring-run Chinook status determination for the Klamath-Trinity Basin. Friday will include another Restoration River trip for those who weren’t able to participate on Thursday, and a tour of the Trinity River hatchery and gravel augmentation projects near Lewiston Dam.

The symposium is $150 that includes all presentations, tours, meals, and rafting. Lodging is not included so please contact Indian Creek Lodge to reserve a room (530) 623-6294, or visit their website: http://iclodge.net/. The full agenda and registration is available on the SRF website: www.calsalmon.org.

Coho Confab on the Trinity River – August 17-19, 2012 

The 15th Annual Coho Confab will be August 17-19 at Indian Creek Lodge on the Trinity River. The Confab will feature presentations about population monitoring, a retrospective of the effects of restoration work in the Trinity River watershed, and a presentation on whether the costly Trinity River Restoration Program will be effective in restoring salmon. Field tours will include a full-day tour of large wood projects and migration barriers in several tributaries, a stream crossing and sediment reduction tour, a restoration river float tour from Lewiston Dam to Indian Creek, and a tour focusing on mainstem channel rehabilitation design on the Trinity River. Workshops include underwater fish identification and macro-invertebrate sampling.

The Confab will be held at a beautiful fishing lodge on the main stem of the Trinity River. This is an ideal place to bring your family and enjoy the Confab with the comfort of full accommodations. There are a variety of rooms including double rooms, suites, and deluxe suites with kitchenettes. Please make your reservation directly by calling (530) 623-6294, or visiting their website: http://iclodge.net/. The Confab fees include camping, all meals and workshops and tours. There is limited camping available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can view the Confab agenda and register on the Trees Foundation website:www.treesfoundation.org/cohoconfab.

Thank you! Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about these events.

Heather Reese
Project Coordinator
Salmonid Restoration Federation
(707) 923-7501