6th State of the Sacramento River Watershed Conference

Thursday, October 27, 2005 - Friday, October 28, 2005
Red Bluff Community and Senior Center, Red Bluff, CA

2005_conf_logo.jpgThe Sacramento River Watershed Program, in conjunction with the Sacramento River Preservation Trust and Sacramento River Conservation Forum, hosted the successful 6th State of the Sacramento River Watershed Conference on Thursday, October 27, 2005, at the Red Bluff Community and Senior Center.

Conference attendees heard from local experts about important issues in the Sacramento River Watershed. The event was kicked off with a panel discussion on the status of the CALFED Bay-Delta Program and its effect on the Sacramento River Watershed and its residents. The panel discussion was followed with workshops focused on six categories:

  • Habitat Restoration
  • Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Water Quality
  • Invasive Plants
  • Water and Watershed Education
  • River Access and Recreation

There was also a GIS/High-Tech Room that allowed conference participants a chance to check out the latest technology in watershed tools. There were also many sponsor exhibits in the main hall.

Download the brochure here.

PowerPoint Presentations are Online

Session:
Plenary Session ~ CALFED: To Be or Not to Be?

Presentation Title Presenter File size
CALFED Watershed Program John Lowrie
California Bay-Delta Authority (CBDA)
417 KB
Ecosystem Restoration Program Rebecca Fris
California Bay-Delta Authority (CBDA)
1265 KB

Session:
Overview of Sacramento River Watershed Topics Covered in Afternoon Breakout Discussion Sessions

Presentation Title Presenter File size
Habitat Restoration John Carlon
River Partners
3348 KB
Water Quality Kathy Russick
Sacramento River Watershed Program
109 KB
River Recreation/Access Gregg Werner
The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
733 KB
Fisheries and Wildlife Tom Griggs
River Partners
1243 KB
Invasive Plants Steve Schoenig
Calif. Dept. of Food and Agriculture
3318 KB

Lunch and Special Guest Speaker

Presentation Title Presenter File size
Floods in Our Future: Nature is ready… Are We? Stein Buer, Executive Director
Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency
4457  KB

Session:
The Nature of Restoration Design - A Case Study

Presentation Title Presenter File size
Flood Control, Irrigation District Facilities Protection, and Riparian Restoration:
Meeting multiple objectives on the Sacramento River
John Carlon
River Partners
508 KB
Hydraulic Considerations, Criteria for SRFCP Impacts, Modeling, and Coordination Joe Countryman
MBK Engineering
672 KB
The Nature of Restoration Design: A Case Study Dan Efseaff
River Partners
4967 KB
Meander Dynamics and Floodplain Evolution Near RM 178 Sacramento River Eric Larsen
UC Davis
1882 LB

Session:
What’s Being Done to Keep Our Rivers Clean

Presentation Title Presenter File size
The Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition Aaron Ferguson
Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition
550 KB
CALFED Drinking Water Quality Program Lisa Holm
CALFED Drinking Water Quality Program
1572 KB
Mercury in our Watershed: Issues and Solutions Stephen McCord
Larry Walker Associates
693 KB
Iron Mountain Mine John Spitzley
CH2M HILL
1946 KB

Session:
Having a Talk on the Wild Side

Presentation Title Presenter File size
Survey of Planted Elderberry on Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge Riparian Restoration Sites for Use by Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetles Tom Griggs
River Partners
461 KB
Restoring Biodiversity Health on the Sacramento River Greg Golet
The Nature Conservancy
2255 KB
Abundance patterns of landbirds in restored and remnant riparian forests on the Sacramento River Chrissy Howell
PRBO Conservation Science
3396 KB
Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge and Habitat Management Joe Silveira
US Fish and Wildlife Service
8165 KB
Anadromous Fish Update Jim Smith
US Fish and Wildlife Service
536 KB

Session:
Invasive Plants: Explosion in Slow Motion

Presentation Title Presenter File size
Tamarisk and Arundo Control on Cache Creek Jan Lowrey
Cache Creek Conservancy
4314 KB
Organizing Volunteers for Invasive Plant Removal Susan Mason
Friends of Bidwell Park
274 KB
California Counties: Invasive Plant Bomb Squad Mary Pfeiffer
Shasta County Department of Agriculture
9481 KB

Session:
Local Watershed Stewardship: Building Effective Watershed Programs

Presentation Title Presenter File size
A River Runs Through It Vicky Dawley
Tehama County Resource Conservation District
929 KB
Lower Putah Creek Watershed Rich Marovich
Solano County Water Agency
5197 KB
Building Effective Watershed Building Effective Watershed Programs Programs:
Lessons from the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)
Jason Rainey
South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL)
4825 KB
 Butte County Resource Conservation District Pia Sevellius
Butte County Resource Conservation District
1005 KB