Friday, November 25, 2011

Mattole Restoration Council workshop series audio available

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On Friday Nov. 18 at the Beginnings in Briceland the Mattole Restoration Council (MRC) held its Annual Meeting of the Membership. The event started at 10 a.m. and began with introductions, a series of workshops and a roundtable conversation covering a number of issues of concern in the Mattole Watershed. 
The MRC website describes the events following the workshops and roundtable conversation as follows:
Following the roundtable conversation will be the Mattole Restoration Council’s annual meeting of the membership. Members will receive updates on the organizations accomplishments, finances, and all candidates for seats on the Board of Directors are invited to make a statement regarding their interest in the organization. Working together all day is sure to work up quite an appetite so, starting at 6 PM we will be serving a lasagna dinner. This will be available for $15, or $10 for kids. A bake sale will provide a wide choice of desserts, with local beer and wine rounding out the delicious dining. Be sure to come prepared to bid on silent auction items donated by our generous supporters in the community. The nightcap celebration will be dancing and socializing with the tantalizing jazzy sound of the Latin Peppers. These skilled local musicians are sure to provide a vibrant sound track for a great time. Come and give thanks for a healthy watershed, dance, celebrate, and chart the future of our community based restoration effort!
The audio from the workshop series was recorded by KMUD Community Journalist, Eileen Russell, and was re-edited into five presentations as indicated below. Use the players below to hear or download the audio.
Presentation 1: Sudden Oak Death: Introduction by Hezekiah Allen, Executive Director of MRC; Presenters:Yana Valachovic, Forest Advisor for the UC Cooperative Extension and Seth Zuckerman, MRC Forest Futures Program Coordinator
Presentation 2: Implications of Climate Change on Habitat Restoration: Presenters: Seth Zuckerman; Tasha McKee, Co-Executive Director/Stewardship at Sanctuary Forest and Hezekiah Allen
Presentation 3: Mattole Salmon Group (MSG) Instream Restoration Projects: Presenters: Keytra Meyer, Executive Director, MSG; Drew Barber, Project Coordinator, MSG; Nathan Queener, Monitoring Coordinator, MSG
Presentation 4: Mattole Headwaters Habitat Recovery for Coho - Baker Creek Pilot Project (Joint project between BLM Arcata Field Office and Sanctuary Forest): Presenter: Tasha McKee
Presentation 5: Forest and Land Conservation: Presenters: Noah Levy, Sanctuary Forest Co-Executive Director/Lands; Ali Freedlund, MRC Forest Practices Review Program Coordinator; Seth Zuckerman, MRC Forest Futures Program Coordinator
Photo below by Kimi Feuer, MRC, IT Director:


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