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28th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference March 10-13

Hello,

The Salmonid Restoration Federation is excited to announce the upcoming 28th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference. Please share the following information with your constituents. If you are unable to include all of the following information please review Public Service Announcement attached.

28th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference March 10-13, 2010 in Redding, CA

In 2010 the Salmonid Restoration Federation and the California-Nevada American Fisheries Society chapter will co-host the 28th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference and the 44th Annual Cal-Neva AFS Conference in Redding, California. We are truly excited about this new collaborative effort. The theme of the conference is Fisheries Restoration and Science in a Changing Climate. The first two days of the conference will be filled with symposia, full-day workshops continuing education classes, and field tours. A half-day plenary session will be followed by 1.5 days of technical, biological, and policy-related concurrent sessions. This conference will focus on a broad range of salmonid, fisheries, and watershed restoration topics of concern to restoration practitioners, and the scientific fisheries community.

This year the conference will feature workshops on topics including Water Quality and TMDLs, Floodplain Restoration, a Fisheries Engineering and Stream Restoration Symposium and continuing education classes on presentation skills, acoustic tag training, and River 2 D technology. Concurrent sessions include: the State of California Salmonids, Anadromous Salmonid Monitoring, Stream Channel Restoration, Central Valley Salmonid Recovery Planning, Marine and Estuarine Fisheries Research: Conservation and Management, Status, Ecology and Management of Inland Fishes and Anadromous/Migratory Fishes, Water Diversions and Fish Impediments, FERC Relicensing and Restoration Opportunities, Planning, Documenting, and Evaluating Fish Restoration Activities, Instream Flow for Salmonids, and a contributed papers session.

Field Tours will visit restoration projects in Clear Creek, Battle Creek, the Upper Trinity River, the Shasta River, the Upper Sacramento River, and a Redding urban streams tour including Sulphur Creek, Salt Creek, and gravel augmentation projects.

The Plenary session will feature David Montgomery author of King of Fish: the Thousand Year Run of Salmon and Dirt: the Erosion of Civilization, Larry Brown from the US Geological Survey who will discuss climate change and native fishes in the San Francisco Estuary and watershed, and Dan Bottom from the National Marine Fisheries Service will discuss “Pacific Salmon at the Crossroads and how Resilient are Salmon Ecosystems.” Maria Rea from NOAA will discuss salmonid recovery planning efforts for salmon in California.

SRF and AFS are collaborating to create a dynamic conference agenda that addresses pressing issues that affect salmonid recovery and fisheries throughout the Pacific Northwest. We are also combining some of the unique features of each of our conferences. AFS will host a social at Turtle Bay, a job fair as part of the joint poster session, and a Saturday morning 5K Spawning Run. SRF will feature our annual meeting followed by the Redding premiere of Rivers of Renewal, a poster session and reception, and out annual banquet, awards ceremony, and cabaret and Latin dance band Sambada. For more information about the conference or to see the exciting agenda, please visit www. calsalmon.org.

Best,

Melissa Scott