2020: Agenda

Day 1

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.

9:00 A.M.
Introductions

9:10 A.M.
Opening Remarks
Dr Donald Portz, San Joaquin River Restoration Program

9:20 A.M.
Panel: Return of the Chinook
MODERATOR: Josh Newcom, San Joaquin River Restoration
  • A Brief History of the San Joaquin River
    Bart Bohn, past board president of the San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust
  • It’s A Long Haul and Spring-Run Are Leading the Way
    Erin Strange, National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Hatchery Development, Operations and Conservation Strategies
    Gerald Haller, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Return of the King: Overview of 2019 and 2020 spring-run returns to the San Joaquin River
    Dr Oliver Burgess, Bureau of Reclamation
  • Monitoring a Recovering River: The Importance of Ongoing and Future Efforts in SJRRP
    Donald Ratcliff, US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Questions for panel

10:50 A.M.
Break

11:00 A.M.
Upper Watershed Pop-Up Talks
  • Dealing with Uncertainty: Runoff Forecasting for the San Joaquin River Restoration Program
    Emily Thomas, Bureau of Reclamation
  • Airborne Snow Observatory System Quantification of San Joaquin Snowpack
    Dr Thomas H. Painter, Airborne Snow Observatories, Inc.
  • Real-time 10-day Forecasts of Snow Water Equivalent in the Upper San Joaquin
    Dr. Andrew Hedrick, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service

11:20 A.M.
Restoration Flows Science and Drivers
Tom Johnson, Restoration Administrator

11:40 A.M.
Panel: Constructing the Future for Fish Passage
MODERATOR: Emily Thomas
  • Integrating Resiliency into the Analysis and Design of Fish Passage Facilities
    Jean Castillo, Native! Marine Fisheries Service
  • Eastside Bypass Control Structure Fish Passage Improvement Project
    Alexis Phillips-Dowell, California Department of Water Resources
  • “Fish vs. Ducks”: Developing a Win-Win for Resolving Competing Demands on a National Wildlife Refuge
    Kim Forrest, US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Got Water and Fish, Now What? Tackling Passage and Increased Flows at Mendota Dam and Sack Dam
    Elizabeth Vasquez, Bureau of Reclamation
  • Questions for panel

12:50 P.M.
Panels Conclude

12:50-1:30 P.M.
Break

2:30 P.M.
Chatrooms Conclude

Day 2

Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 9 A.M. – 1 P.M.

9:00 A.M.
Open Session

9:10 A.M.
Genetics
Dr. Carlos Garza, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Southwest Fisheries Science Center

9:30 A.M.
Outmigration Survival of Juvenile Spring-run Chinook Salmon in Relation to Physicochemical Conditions in the San Joaquin River
Colby Hause, University of California, Davis

9:50 A.M.
Rotary Screw Trap Monitoring of Juvenile Chinook Salmon in the Restoration Area
Jarod Hutcherson, Bureau of Reclamation

10:10 A.M.
Break

10:20 A.M.
Adult Spring-run Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Movement and Over-summer Holding within Reach 1 of the San Joaquin River
Mike Grill, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

10:40 A.M.
Field Observations and Results from Redd and Carcass Surveys on the San Joaquin River
Austin Demarest, US Fish and Wildlife Service

11:00 A.M.
Agricultural Groundwater Recharge Study
Dr. Helen E. Dahlke, University of California, Davis

11:20 A.M.
Break

11:30 A.M.
Pop-Up Talks
  • In the Weeds: Keeping Up with Invasive Pressures on the San Joaquin River
    Francis Ulep, River Partners
  • Van Clief Diversion Fish Passage Project
    Sothea Oeun, California Department of Water Resources
  • Project Update: Habitat Restoration Planning at Ball Ranch
    Haley Mirts, River Partners
  • A Look into Spring-run Fry Emergence for the 2018 and 2019 Sampling Seasons in the San Joaquin River
    Andreas Raisch, US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • San Joaquin River Reach 1A Spawning Habitat Adaptive Management Plan
    Trent Sherman, California Department of Water Resources
  • San Joaquin River Restoration: Juvenile Chinook Salmon Habitat Assessment
    Dr Steve Blurnenshine, California State University, Fresno
  • Milburn Gravel Pit Isolation Project Development
    Dave Encinas, California Department of Water Resources
  • There and Back Again: Green Sturgeon Passage
    Meiling Colombano, National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Modeling Sturgeon Habitat Access and Suitability in the San Joaquin River Restoration Program Area
    Dr. Mark Tompkins, San Joaquin River Restoration Program, Technical Advisory Committee
  • The San Joaquin River Restoration Program’s Fisheries Long-Term Monitoring Plan
    Dr. Lauren Yamane, US Fish and Wildlife Service

12:50 P.M.
Closing Remarks

1:00 P.M.
Conclude