16th Annual Coho Confab
The 16th Annual Coho Confab will be held in the Mattole River Valley. Salmonid Restoration Federation and Trees Foundation are the permanent co-hosts of this educational event and are excited to be partnering this year with the Mattole River and Range Partnership that includes Sanctuary Forest, Mattole Restoration Council, and the Mattole Salmon Group. The Confab is sponsored by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife. The Confab allows for participants and instructors to share innovative techniques, pioneering experience, and scientific methodologies. Participants learn skills and techniques that can be applied to restore habitat in their home watershed.
The Coho Confab will include orientation presentations on Friday evening about historic partnerships in the Mattole, water stewardship, and the role of cannabis in this watershed. On Saturday there will be several concurrent field tours in the morning including a tour of riparian restoration projects, estuary restoration projects, and a macro-invertebrate sampling workshop. In the afternoon we will have a plenary session focused on Creating a Road Map and Action Plan for Coho Salmon Recovery in the Mattole with geneticist Carlos Garza and Landscape Ecologist Tommy Williams, both from NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries Science Center. Saturday evening we celebrate the restoration community with a BBQ dinner and cabaret. Sunday concludes the Confab with a half-day of concurrent tours on Baker Creek in the Mattole estuary, a fuels reduction tour, and a tour of erosion control projects on the South Fork Eel River.
Registration and agenda available online.
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