[env-trinity] Information about the 27th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference, March 4-7, 2009 Santa Cruz, CA: Please Share

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Thu Jan 22 11:05:33 PST 2009



From: Heather Reese [mailto:heather at calsalmon.org] 


Please find below and attached information about the up-coming 2009 Salmonid
Restoration Conference that will take place March 4th - 7th in lovely Santa
Cruz, California. Please feel free to disseminate this information to your
constituency and within your organization. We also invite you to post the
dates or the attached information on your website, Calendar of Events or


If you would like to receive SRF's 2009 Winter Newsletter, which includes
the conference agenda and registration form,  or conference poster(s),
please let me know via phone  (707-923-7501) or email
(heather at calsalmon.org) how many to send and to what address.


We are very excited about this year's agenda and encourage you to check out
the SRF web site to see the agenda, print a registration form, or register
online: www.calsalmon.org. This is California's premier salmonid restoration
conference and is an excellent opportunity for networking and sharing
information and techniques for watershed restorationists and salmon
biologists. The conference is attended by hundreds of federal, state and
local agency personnel, fisheries biologists, professional and citizen
watershed restorationists, tribal members and students. 


The conference includes two days of workshops and field tours, followed by
two days of concurrent sessions (please see below or check out our web site
for a detailed agenda). SRF also offers several evening events. On Thursday
evening SRF hosts the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival On Tour.
Friday Evening is our Poster Session and Reception (please see below for
more information about presenting at the Poster Session). Saturday evening
is the Awards Ceremony and Banquet, followed by spicy rhythms of Lo Cura.


The information pasted below (and attached) includes: 1) Conference
logistics, including hotels, parking and event start times. 2) Poster
Session Information 3) Detailed description of the workshops, tours, and
presentations being offered at this years conference


Thank you!

Heather Reese

Project Coordinator

Salmonid Restoration Federation

PO Box 784

Redway, California 95560

(707) 923-7501

heather at calsalmon.org


2009 Salmonid Restoration Conference Logistics:

The conference will be held at the Civic Auditorium in downtown Santa Cruz.
There is limited parking at the facility so we are encouraging all
participants to stay at the host hotels (Best Western Inn and the
Continental Inn) that are both walking distance from the conference
facility. SRF will also provide numerous daily shuttles from the hotels in
the morning and the evening. If you are a local Santa Cruz resident, there
will be limited local parking for $5 a day on a first-come, first-serve
basis and metered parking. 


SRF has arranged discounted rates at the Best Western and Continental Inn in
Santa Cruz both of which are on Ocean St., walking distance to the
conference facility at the Civic Auditorium in downtown Santa Cruz. The
Continental Inn (www. <http://www.continentalinnsantacruz.com>
continentalinnsantacruz.com) is offering rooms for $75 with a continental
breakfast. To receive this rate, please call (831) 429-1221 by February 4
and let them know that you are with SRF. The group rate for the Best Western
Inn in Santa Cruz is $106 for single or double rooms with a full breakfast.
To receive this rate, please call (831) 429-1221 by February 14 and let them
know that you are with the salmon group.

All field tours depart from the conference facility at 9 am and return by 5
pm. Please arrive early to register and pack a lunch for the field tours.
Please come prepared with walking shoes and a water bottle. All workshops
are at the Civic auditorium starting at 9 am and ending at 5pm. Lunch is
included. The Friday Plenary session begins at 8:30 am followed by lunch and
afternoon concurrent sessions. Saturday concurrent sessions are 9 am to noon
and Saturday afternoon concurrent session is 1:15 to 5 pm.



Poster Session, Friday March 6th 7p-10p:

The Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) would like to invite you to
participate in the 27th Annual Salmonid Restoration Poster Session that will
be held Friday, March 6 from 7 - 10 pm. The Poster Session is a great venue
to share information about your work, company, agency or non-profit and to
collaborate with your peers. We encourage posters, pamphlet distribution,
software exhibits and multimedia (video) presentations. 


Poster Session Info (also available at http://www.calsalmon.org/) 

. The poster session will be from 7-10pm on Friday March 6, 2009 in the
Civic Auditorium at 307 Church Street in downtown Santa Cruz. There will
also be a reception and silent raffle. 

. This year SRF is hosting a "Restoration Recruitment Center." Please bring
job announcements to post and sign-up for a shift where you can do outreach
to prospective employees in the restoration field. 

. Please email Francine at calsalmon.org to reserve a space at the poster
session. Please send your contact person's name, affiliation and contact
information, and a brief description of your company and/or the information
you will be presenting. 

. Set up for the session will be between 5:15pm -6:45pm on Friday, March 6
after the Friday afternoon concurrent session. If you have special needs,
please let us know what they are in advance. Poster session presenters must
take their presentation down after the poster session. 

. SRF will provide table and and access to power if you need it. Please
bring your own display boards because there are no walls that we can
utilize. Please let us know in advance if you need access to power as
electrical outlets are limited at this facility. Please bring your own
extension cord, surge protectors, freestanding display if possible, and any
AV equipment you need. 

. You will need to register for the conference to attend. If you don't
already have a registration form, please see our website
at.http://www.calsalmon.org/ to download a form or you can register online. 



27th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference March 4-7, 2009 in Santa Cruz,


The 27th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference will be held March 4-7, 2009
in Santa Cruz, California. This is the premiere habitat restoration
conference in the Pacific Northwest and hosting the conference in Santa Cruz
affords wonderful opportunities to view projects on the Central Coast and
highlight issues that pertain to coastal watershed and coho salmon recovery.
Executive Director and Conference Agenda Coordinator reflects, "During this
time of economic and water droughts in California, it is more important than
ever for restorationists, fisheries biologists, and planners to come
together to learn about pioneering habitat restoration techniques and create
long-term sustainable solutions to climate and policy issues that affect the
restoration field and salmonid recovery."


This year the conference will feature workshops on topics including Estuary
Restoration, Fish Passage Design and Implementation, Coho Use and
Restoration of Off-channel Habitat, Watershed Monitoring and Assessment, and
Sustainable Agriculture: Water Quality and Riparian Habitat Restoration. All
day field tours will include tours highlighting Resource Management for
Steelhead and Coho Salmon Conservation in Santa Cruz county: a Tour of San
Lorenzo River and Soquel Creek projects, Carmel River Restoration Projects,
Southern Coho Streams and the NOAA lab and Broodstock program, Coho Salmon
and Steelhead Enhancement Projects on the Santa Cruz North Coast, Dams and
Daylighting: Progress and Opportunities in San Francisquito Creek and
half-day tours of fish passage projects and sustainable agriculture projects
in conjunction with those morning workshops.


The Plenary session will feature Dr. Peter Moyle and Dr. Josh Israel from UC
Davis who will discuss the state of California salmonids in California, Mike
Furniss from Redwood Sciences Lab who will address climate change and
salmonid recovery, Dr. Astrid Scholz of Ecotrust will give a presentation on
marine ecology and oceanic conditions affect salmonids, and Dr. Bob Curry of
Watershed Systems will highlight the status of restoration efforts in
Monterey Bay and adjacent watersheds. SRF has also invited former Assembly
Member John Laird of the Santa Cruz region. 


Concurrent sessions address biological, policy, and environmental and
physical issues affecting salmonids. Concurrent sessions include the
following topics: Water Diversions & Water Wars in California. FERC
Relicensing Restoration Opportunities, Central & South Coast Steelhead:
Biology, Genetics, and Recovery Strategies, Fire Ecology, Forests, and
Fisheries, Dam Removal and Modifications for Salmonid Recovery

Restoration at the Crossroads, Juvenile Steelhead and Coho Salmon: Central
Coast Habitat and Population Research, Hydrologic and Geomorphic Legacy
Issues: Solutions for the Past and the Future, Coho Salmon Recovery and
Restoration: Putting Theory into Practice.

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