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Videos and Presentations of the 2011 Salmon Recovery Conference are now available at http://www.rco.wa.gov/salmon_conference.shtml

Presentations on Tuesday, April 26th
Marine Habitat Restoration Track
Where Fresh and Salt Water Collide: Large Scale River Delta Restoration
Smugglers Slough: A Work in Progress
Jill Komoto, Lummi Nation

Quilcene Bay Restoration
Neil Werner, Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group
Skokomish Estuary Restoration Phase 2: Nalley Island Dike Removal
Alex Gouley, Skokomish Tribal Fisheries
Rich Geiger, Mason Conservation District
Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge Estuary Restoration: The Return of the Nisqually Estuary
Jesse Barham, Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Assessments and Restoration in the Marine Environment
Are Juvenile Salmon Risk Takers or Risk Averse:
Strategic Use of Prey by Outbound Juvenile Chinook Salmon in WRIA2
Russel Barsh, Kwiáht
Fort Columbia Tidal Reconnection Project
Amy Ammer, Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce (CREST)
Anticipating the Social Dimensions of Estuarine Restoration: The Wiley Slough Story
Steve Hinton, Skagit River System Cooperative
Fisher Slough Freshwater Tidal Marsh Restoration
Jenny Baker, The Nature Conservancy

Fish Passage & Screening Track
Rethinking Past Practices: Removing Dams and Other Barriers to Fish Passage
Restoring Salmonid Access to the Taneum Watershed
David Gerth, Kittitas Conservation Trust
Paul Tappel, Fisheries Engineers, Inc.
Hofer Eastside-Westside Complex: Touchet River Barrier Remediation in Walla Walla County
Mike Denny, Walla Walla County Conservation District
Larry Hooker, Walla Walla County Conservation District
Flood Control and Salmon Passage in the City:
Physical and Computer Models Lead to Passage Designs
Brian Burns, Tri State Steelheaders
Snyder Creek / Klickitat Mill Fish Passage Project
Will Conley, Yakama Nation Fisheries Program

Small Dam Removals and Fish Passage
Family Forest Fish Passage Program
Rick Kuykendall, Washington Department of Natural Resources
Restoration of Fish Passage in Preacher’s Slough,
A Tidally Influenced Side Channel of the Chehalis River
Birdie Davenport, Washington Department of Natural Resources, Natural Areas Program
Lonnie Crumley, Streamworks Consulting, and Chehalis Basin Fisheries Task Force
Dam Removal and River Restoration on the North Fork Hoquiam River
John Koreny, HDR
LeClerc Creek Priority Watershed Restoration: Salmon Recovery Funding Board and Beyond
Ray D. Entz, Kalispel Natural Resources

In-stream Restoration Track
Large Scale Wood Projects to Recover Salmon
Greenwater River Restoration Project
Kristin Williamson, South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group
Elwha River Restoration
Mike McHenry, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Morse Creek Meander Reconstruction: Techniques and Lessons Learned
Rebecca Benjamin, North Olympic Salmon Coalition
Kevin Long, North Olympic Salmon Coalition
Hamilton Creek Restoration
Peter Barber, Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group

In-Stream Wood Placement
Hancock Springs Restoration
John Jorgensen, Yakama Nation
How Much Wood Could a Wood Chuck Chuck?
Steve Martin, Snake River Salmon Recovery Board
Results and Challenges of Restoring Fluvial Processes and Aquatic Habitat in the Alluvial Fan of Newaukum Creek
Todd Hurley, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
Wood: It’s What’s for Habitat
Patty Charnas, Kitsap County Department of Community Development

Floodplain Connection & Restoration Track
Working "Outside the Box (Channel)": Reconnecting Floodplains and Riparian Areas
Hood Canal Knotweed Control and Riparian Enhancement Project
Mendy Harlow, Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group
Flood Fencing: A Method for Influencing River Morphology and Floodplain Dynamics
(Case Studies)
Bob Aldrich, Snohomish County Public Works
North Meander Reconnection
Chris Nelson, Snohomish County Public Works
Reconnecting a River, Through the Woods and under the Trail
Pat Stevenson, Stillaguamish Tribe
Tracy Drury, AnchorQea

Working "Outside the Box (Channel)": Reconnecting Floodplains and Riparian Areas Continued...
Lower Tolt River Floodplain Reconnection Project
Jon Hansen, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
Creating Habitat and Adjusting to Rivers and Wildlife
Mike Kane, Chelan County Natural Resources Department
Habitat Improvements from Armor Removal in the Green River
Josh Latterell, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
Dosewallips Estuary Restoration
Micah Wait, Wild Fish Conservancy

Protection & Restoration Acquisition Track
Strategic Acquisition and Restoration Partnerships
Ohop Valley Acquisition and Restoration Project
Lance Wineka, South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group
Joe Kane, Nisqually Land Trust
Canyon Creek Acquisition and Restoration Project
Eric Carabba, Whatcom Land Trust
John Thompson, Whatcom County
Acquisition, Habitat Restoration, and Trail Development along Cowiche Creek in Yakima County
Margaret Neuman, Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
Douglas Mayo, City of Yakima

Managing Projects with Multiple Goals and Partners
Navigating the Complexities of Acquiring a Riparian Conservation Easement
David Gerth, Kittitas Conservation Trust
Conservation Amidst Diverse and Sometimes Conflicting Stakeholder Interests
Cherie Kearney, Columbia Land Trust
Twin Rivers Ranch Acquisition: Balancing Salmon Protection with Agricultural Use
Laurence Reeves, Capitol Land Trust
Partnering to Save Land – The Risks, the Rewards, the Cautions
Nikki Fields, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
Ann Welz, The Trust for Public Land

Presentations on Wednesday, April 27th
Implementing Reach-based Restoration Priorities: On the Ground Example in the Upper Columbia
Mike Rickel, Cascadia Conservation District
Jennifer Molesworth, Bureau of Reclamation
Casey Baldwin, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
James White, Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board

Water: Something You Can Trust
Lisa Pelly, Washington Water Project of Trout Unlimited
Mary McCrea, Cascadia Law Group

Monitoring for Salmon Recovery: What are We Learning
Jennifer O’Neal, Tetra Tech EC

Correigh Greene, Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Eric Beamer, Skagit River System Cooperative

Philip Roni, NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Mara Zimmerman, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife’s
Wild Salmonid Production Evaluation Unit
Kenneth Pierce, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Back to the Future: Alternate Fishing Gear and Salmon Recovery
Joe Peone, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Eric White, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
David Troutt, Nisqually Indian Tribe
Craig Smith, Nisqually Indian Tribe
Patrick Frazier, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Eric Kinne, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Steve Smith, Hatchery Scientific Review Group

Planting Happens in the Middle of the Project, Not the End
Susan Buis, Washington State Department of Transportation

What Recent Fish Utilization Studies Tell us about Salmon Habitat and Travel
South Puget Sound Beach Seine Assessments
Scott Steltzner, Squaxin Island Tribe
Bainbridge Island and Nearby Near-shore Salmon Observations, 2002 to 2010
Doris Small, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Paul Dorn, Suquamish Tribe
Habitat Associations of Juvenile Salmon, Forage Fish, and other Species in the San Juan Islands
Kurt L. Fresh, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service
Genetic Analysis of Unmarked Juvenile Chinook Salmon in Near-shore Habitats
of the San Juan Islands
David Teel, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service
WRIA 2 Habitat-based Near-shore Fish Assessment: Conclusions and Applications for
Salmon Recovery Planning and Implementation
Eric Beamer, Skagit River System Cooperative

Assessments: Laying the Ground Work for Successful Projects

Introduction
Resources for Planning Successful Projects – RiverRAT and SHRG
Peter Skidmore, Skidmore Restoration Consulting
A Discussion of Restoration Assessments in Three Large Rivers: Case Studies
Bob Aldrich, Snohomish County Public Works
As Salmon Recovery Progresses, Better Tools Lead to Better Projects
Steve Martin, Snake River Salmon Recovery Board
Which Restoration Project Should we Build First? A Practical Way to Combine
Good Judgment with Hard Facts to Make Better Decisions
Josh Latterell, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks

Communicating Your Salmon Recovery Program
Habitat Work Schedule
Bob Warinner, Skagit Watershed Council, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Kris Buelow, Snake River Salmon Recovery Board
Derek Van Marter, Upper Columbia Salmon Recovery Board
Telling the Story: Video Examples
Jennifer Goodridge, Chelan County
Jeff Ostenson, Howell at the Moon
Puget Sound Partnership
Rae McNally, Interactive Communications Program Manager

Climate Change: Implications for Salmon Recovery
Ingrid Tohver, University of Washington

Pete Bisson, U.S. Forest Service
Gordie Reeves, U.S. Forest Service
Michael Pollock, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Daniel Schindler, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington

How To: In-stream Restoration Issues
Updates to Stream Habitat Restoration Guidelines
Kay Caromile, Salmon Recovery Funding Board

In-Stream Wood: Thoughts from a Recreational Rafter and Restoration Practitioner
Will Conley, Yakama Nation Fisheries Program
Conceptual Model for Assessing Public Safety Related to Habitat Improvement Projects
Leif Embertson, GeoEngineers, Inc.
Should I be Concerned? Screening Projects Using RiverRAT
Janine Castro, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service
Discussion on Hydraulics of Habitat
Marjorie Wolfe, ESA Adolfson/PWA Associates Inc.
When and How Fish Use Habitats Created by In-stream Structures
Roger Peters, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Supporting Food Webs with Large Wood Projects
George Pess, NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Related Papers:

Establishing Spatial Trends in Water Chemistry and Stable Isotopes in the Elwha River Prior to Dam Removal and Salmon Recolonization
A Comparison of Methods to Evaluate the Response of Periphyton and Invertebrates to Wood Placement in Large Pacific Coastal Rivers
Periphyton and Invertebrate Response to Wood Placement in Large Pacific Coastal Rivers

Case Studies in Large Wood Projects
Tom Slocum and Steve Toth, Salmon Recovery Funding Board Technical Review Panel