January 13-17, 2022

SYRCL’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival

In exploring this year’s theme of Currents of Hope, festival-goers can expect to see award-winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, and more. A full list of films can be found here.

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January 29 - March 12, 2022

UC California Climate Stewards Course

Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
2605 Adobe Canyon Road
Kenwood, CA 95452

As one of 9 pilot programs across the state, the 7-week UC Climate Stewards  Course seeks to foster a committed corps of volunteers ready to effectively engage in transformative local solutions to promote community and ecosystem resilience in a changing climate. The UC Climate Stewards course will introduce you to social-emotional learning and trauma-aware practices, climate change communication, climate science, and community resilience planning.

This UC Climate Stewards Course will integrate locally relevant themes of fire, water and inclusion. Through guest speakers, field activities, and participatory science we will learn about and discuss principles and practices towards increasing community and ecosystem resilience to fire, drought, and floods.

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April 19 - 22, 2022

Salmonid Restoration Federation's 39th Annual Conference:
2020 Vision for California’s Salmonscape

Cocoanut Grove
400 Beach Street
Santa Cruz , CA

In 2022, Salmonid Restoration Federation will produce the 39th Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference in Santa Cruz, California. The first two days of the conference include technical workshops and field tours. Thursday begins with a half-day plenary session followed by 1.5 days of technical, biological, and policy-related concurrent sessions. This conference will focus on a broad range of salmonid and watershed restoration topics of concern to restoration practitioners, watershed scientists, fisheries biologists, resource agency personnel, land-use planners, and landowners.

Field Tours
  • Los Padres Fish Passage Projects
  • Rancho Cañada Restoration Project
  • Salmonid Recovery in the San Lorenzo River
  • It Takes a Watershed: Fisheries Recovery in the Butano / Pescadero Watershed
  • 18 Years of Managing Mountain Bikes, Sediment, and Legacy Logging to Improve Salmonid Habitat
  • The Three Legs of the Coho Recovery Stool in Action: Ecological Restoration, Monitoring, and Hatchery Operations
  • California Environmental Flows Framework (half-day workshop)
  • Fish Passage Workshop and Corralitos tour
  • Restoration Approaches to Instream Large Wood Augmentation
  • Low-Tech Process-based Restoration with Beaver and Wood: Jump-Starting Structurally Starved Streams Workshop
  • Artificial Intelligence and eDNA: Emerging Technologies in Salmonid Monitoring
  • Seascape Ecology: Growth, Survival, and Foraging in the California Current**
  • Approaches for Management and Restoration of Coastal Central Lagoons
  • Lightning Tales Where Wisdom Sails
  • Managing Non-native Predatory Fish in California’s Salmon Bearing Streams
  • Hydrologic Management for the Anthropocene**
  • Mountain Meadows: Restoring Functions in Headwater Catchments under Changing Climate and Wildfire Regimes
  • Creating Opportunities for Community Involvement to Address Common Urban Streams Management Issues
  • Opportunities for Collaboration: Tools and Initiatives for Increasing Our Collective Impact
  • Considering Life-History Variation in Salmonid Restoration
  • Drought Response: Identifying the Science, Policies and Projects Needed to Protect Fisheries and Water Resources in a Drying Climate
  • Beyond Physical Habitat: The Importance of Prey Availability and Productivity in Recovering Imperiled Salmonid Populations

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May 20, 2022

Watershed Network's Watershed Day With Your Legislator

This is an opportunity to visit with your state assembly member and/or your state senator in their local district offices to provide them with an update on issues and successes in your watershed. 

We suggest calling their office a few weeks ahead to schedule an appointment for a brief meeting. Or, better yet, invite your legislator to visit a restoration site or unique feature that will bolster their awareness of positive stories in your community.

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