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SARSAS General Meeting with Peter Moyle Speaking December 22, Monday at 10 am at the Domes, 175 Fulweiler Ave, Auburn

SARSAS General Meeting Agenda for MONDAY, December 22, 2014


175 Fulweiler Avenue (the Domes), Auburn, CA 95603
Contact: SARSAS President Jack Sanchez at 530-888-0281, VP Gary Mapa will conduct meetings in Jack’s absence.

Meetings are Fourth Monday of each month at 10-11 a.m. Meetings are held to one hour in length ending at 11 a.m.

I. Self- introductions and sign-ins.
II. SARSAS Philosophy – We believe by working together with many individuals and agencies at the same table, we can achieve the mission of SARSAS, which is to return salmon and steelhead to the entire 33 mile length of the Auburn Ravine

III. Featured speaker for December 22, 2014, Peter B Moyle, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California at Davis, “Reconciliation Ecology: the Putah Creek Ecosystem”

Peter Moyle has been working on the ecology California’s freshwater and estuarine fishes since 1969, culminating in his 2002 book, Inland Fishes of California (UC Press). He has co-authored numerous papers on the ecology, status and trends of California’s diverse and endemic fishes, including salmon and trout. Present research focuses on climate change and on developing strategies for ecological reconciliation. He is a co-author of a book published by the Public Policy Institute of California, Managing California’s Water: from Conflict to Reconciliation. He also is lead author of the just-published Suisun Marsh: ecological history and possible futures (UC Press), which reflects his 40 years of study of fish and water issues in the San Francisco Estuary. International experience includes studies of fishes in the Botswana, Sri Lanka, and Spain. He is Distinguished Professor in the Department of Wildlife Fish and Conservation Biology and associate director of the Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis.

Upcoming Speakers:
January 26, 2015, Bernadette Bezy, Stantec, “Midwestern Regional Pipeline Update”
Bernadette is Stantec Consulting Inc’s National Technical Lead for Freshwater Science. She is also a local aquatic biologist who has been working in Auburn Ravine and local foothill streams for the past 7 years. Bernadette manages the Stantec Consulting Environmental Team located in Nevada City and Rocklin. Bernadette and the Stantec team of fisheries scientists, terrestrial biologists, archeologists, and environmental scientists worked with the City of Lincoln, Placer County, the State Water Resources Control Board, environmental regulatory agencies, and Foothill Water Network to develop a Regional Sewer Project that met project objectives and is protective of the aquatic environment. She is now working with the City of Lincoln, Placer County, and the Regulatory Agencies to facilitate environmental permit compliance.

February 26, 2015, Pamela C. Creedon, Executive Officer, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, “Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board and Auburn Ravine”
Pamela Creedon is the Executive Officer of the Central Valley Water Quality Control Board. She is a licensed Civil Engineer and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer with nearly 35 years of professional experience, including over 23 years of experience in both the public and private sector developing and implementing water quality regulatory programs. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Civil Engineering from California State University, Sacramento. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Tau Beta Pi. She serves on the American Society of Civil Engineers National Energy, Environment and Water Policy Committee and the CSU Sacramento Environmental and Water Resources Advisory Committee. She is a Vice-Chair of the Sacramento Chapter of the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (SCEWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is a member of the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Estuary Institute Aquatic Science Center.

The Central Valley Water Board is the largest Regional Board in the State, encompassing nearly 40% of California’s land area and includes all or part of 38 of California’s 58 counties and nearly 80% of the state’s irrigated agricultural land. In total, water from the Central Valley provides more than 50% of the State’s total water supply, provides drinking water for 25 million Californians and irrigation for millions of acres of farms in and out of the valley. As Executive Officer Pamela is responsible for the planning, organizing, directing, and administering of all activities and functions of the Central Valley Water Board which is comprised of 257 multi-disciplinary staff located in three offices within the Central Valley.

March 23, 2015, Charlotte Ambrose, National Marine Fisheries Service, West Coast Region, “The Social Science of Saving Salmon”
Charlotte Ambrose is the California Programs Coordinator for NOAA Fisheries out of Sacramento, California, and has worked for NOAA over 15 years. She recently served in the capacity of Recovery Coordinator responsible for developing and implementing recovery plans for central coast coho salmon, Chinook salmon and steelhead. She is currently the statewide liaison for NOAA Fisheries on salmon and steelhead programs and initiatives of regional significance such as the State Fisheries Restoration Grant Program, State Monitoring Program, Interagency Ecological Program, Hatchery Policy, Science Center coordination and many others. She has experience in both the private and public sectors and is most widely recognized for her NOAA leadership on California forestry issues.

April 27, 2015, Heidi Perryman, Ph.D., President and Founder, Worth a Dam, “Beaver Restoration in Urban Creeks”
Dr. Perryman formed Worth A Dam to defend the beavers in her home town of Martinez CA. Along the way she became interested in helping other cities learn how and why to co-exist with beavers. Since 2008 she has organized an annual beaver festival that has inspired similar efforts in 5 states and Canada. As California faces more drought years, she believes it is more important than ever to coexist with these important ‘water savers’.
In addition to the beaver festival, Worth A Dam does several community outreach and education programs a year, including field trips and class room visits. In 2010 they awarded their first scholarship in beaver management to advocates in Tahoe. In 2011 Dr. Perryman presented at the state of the beaver conference in Oregon, and the State parks conference in Yosemite. She collaborated with beaver management expert Michael Callahan of Massachusetts to help release an instructional DVD teaching how to live with beavers (featuring footage of the Martinez Beavers). Most recently she worked with a historian, archaeologist and biologist to publish groundbreaking research on the western fur trade and the original prevalence of beavers in California – a subject that has been surprisingly misunderstood for a nearly a century
Beavers and their dams create wetlands, store and filter water, augment fish populations, raise the number of migratory and songbirds, and have a dramatic positive impact on wildlife. Dr. Perryman feels that working to help people understand and coexist with this single species will continue to have a dramatic trickle-down impact on the environment in general.

May 18, 2015 -MEETS THIRD MONDAY OF MAY, Steve Hubbard, SARSAS Program Director, “SARSAS Movie Making”
My career in the telecommunications industry included positions such as director of Engineering for Jones Intercable, with engineering and operations responsibilities for cable television networks from Hawaii to London. In 1990, I co-founded Phoenix FiberLink, which built and operated large scale fiber optic networks to provide mission critical high speed data connections to large corporations. FiberLink was the first company to develop a fiber optic SONET ring around Silicon Valley.
In 1999 I co-founded Netstream, an advanced data communications company. As CEO of Netstream, I oversaw the construction and operation of the highest speed MPLS Core public network ever measured at the time. The network connected key locations on the west coast.
As a photojournalist, I have focused on issues related to the West. In addition to many magazine articles, my books include Powerhouses of the Sierra Nevada and a novel about the early days of the CIA titled The Legend of Roswell. My wildlife and scenic photographs have been featured in California galleries and exhibits including the Governor’s Exhibit at the State Capitol.
Video projects include a recently completed documentary about the history of hydroelectric power in the Sierra Nevada titled Power to the People. I am currently producing a documentary about wild salmon, called Dance of Life Dance of Death.
As a child I lived in many places in the intermountain west and developed a lifelong appreciation for its history and Studies. My web site is, and my email address is As a hard core fly fisherman, my greatest pleasure in life is to spend an afternoon on a mountain stream catching and releasing wild trout.
I graduated from Chico State University with a degree from The Center for Information and Communications

June 22, 2015, Darryl Hayes, ISI, “Update on the Installation of Fish Screens on Pleasant Grove Canal”

July 27, 2015, Mike Love, P.E., Hydraulic Engineer, Mike Love and Associates, “Planning Fish Passage on Auburn Ravine”

August 24, 2015, Jeff Tooker and Rick Hitchcock, Placer Union High School District Administrators, “Migratory Fish (Anadromy) Citizen Science in PUHSD”

September 25, 2015, Beaver Specialist Mary Tappel, “Beaver Management in the Age of Anadromy”

October 26, 2015, Jack and Beverly Sales, “Dark Skies and Salmon”

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