North Central California Coast
Three informational public workshops are
planned to help interested parties to understand and provide comments on
the public draft of the CCC coho Recovery Plan. The first will be in
the Fort Bragg City Hall on March 31, from2-4 pm. The second will be in
the Santa Cruz area on April 8, from 2-4 pm (location TBD) and the
third will be held at the Wells Fargo Center for Arts, Santa Rosa, on
April 9, from 1000 -1200
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Central Valley, CA
In July and August of 2006, a series of public
workshops were held in various locations in the Central Valley. The purpose of these
workshops was to explain the recovery planning process to the public, introduce several
TRT documents that provide the foundation for developing the recovery plan, and to
brainstorm threats information on listed Central Valley salmonids, which served as a
starting point for conducting a threats assessment (a required piece of a recovery plan).
NMFS then worked with a contractor to utilize a threats assessment methodology
developed as part of the Yuba River Accord, to weight, rank and prioritize threats.
In May of 2007, a second series of pubic workshops was held to initiate development of
recovery actions that address and are responsive to the threats information and reflect
the guiding principles from the TRT products. The output from these workshops, as
well as the threats workshops and the TRT products, contributed greatly to advancing the
development of a draft recovery plan.
In May of 2008, a co-manager draft recovery plan
was distributed to Federal, State and tribal entities involved with management of listed
anadromous salmonids in the Central Valley. NMFS is currently revising the recovery
plan in response to many constructive and informative comments received from
co-managers. Following completion of these revisions, a draft recovery plan will be
made available for public comment. This public draft recovery plan is expected to be
released in the summer of 2009.
Two series of workshops were held in
early 2007 to gather public input on the threats facing steelhead populations throughout
the recovery domain and suggested actions needed to ameliorate or abate the identified
threats. Each workshop focused on the threats and actions specific to the watershed
and populations in areas surrounding the workshop location. The TRT/Threats
Assessment Workshops were held on April 4-5-2007 in Ventura, April 12-13-2007 in Carlsbad,
April 18-19 in Arroyo Grande, and April 25-26-2007 in Carmel. In late spring 2007,
the second series of workshops focused on the development of Recovery Actions. These
workshops occurred on: May 31, in Ventura, June 1 in Carlsbad, June 4 in San Luis Obispo,
and June 13 in Carmel. For copies of the notes from these workshops, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There were two public hearings on the draft
Southern California Steelhead Recovery Plan. Comments were taken during the meeting
and the public comment period closes November 19, 2009. A copy of the
presentation from the August 25, 2009, Carlsbad public meeting may be downloaded here: Carlsbad
Public Meeting Overview Presentation.ppt .
Summaries of the threats assessments prepared for
the Southern California and South-Central California Coast Steelhead Recovery Plans can be
viewed on this web page. Following internal review, the draft South-Central
California Coast Steelhead Recovery Plan will be reviewed by our steelhead co-manager
agencies as well as an independent panel of scientific experts and the public. A
public draft Recovery Plan for South-Central California Coast steelhead is expected in
NMFS is soliciting review and
comment from the public and all interested parties on the Draft Plan.
NMFS will consider and address all substantive comments received during
the comment period. Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m.
Pacific Daylight time on May 17, 2010. Comments may be submitted via
to:CohoRecovery.email@example.com, or by U.S. mail to Charlotte Ambrose,
National Marine Fisheries Service, 777 Sonoma Avenue, Room 325, Santa
Rosa, CA, 95404. A comment form may be downloaded
HERE and printed for your use.
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