Friday, October 28, 2011

Natural resources symposium

The Sacramento-Shasta Chapter of the Wildlife Society will be hosting their Natural Resources Symposium on November 2, 2011.  The symposium will feature talks on climate change, birds and mammals, mitigation and restoration, vernal pools, and regulated flow effects.

The regulated flow effects session will feature topics relevant to our work on the Tuolumne, including an overview of UTREP, a talk by UTREP collaborator Sarah Kupferberg on regulated flows and frogs, and a presentation by UC Davis scientist Sarah Yarnell on suitable snowmelt recession rates below dams.

Registration info can be found on the Sacramento-Shasta Chapter's website.
View or download the agenda here.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall stakeholder meeting

The next meeting of the Upper Tuolumne River Stakeholder Group is set for November 4, 2011 from 11am - 3pm at the Moccasin Administration Building (map).  View or download the agenda here.

Water Year 2011 turned out to be the second wettest year on record for the Upper Tuolumne, providing ample spill volumes for testing flow thresholds and snowmelt management techniques at O'Shaughnessy Dam.  At the stakeholder meeting, Yosemite National Park will update the group on Tuolumne Wild & Scenic planning and Looking Downstream, we'll hear about new SFPUC collaborations to improve snowmelt forecasting, get updated on O'Shaughnessy Dam flow recommendations, and learn about efforts by UC Davis researchers to study the "lower" Upper Tuolumne River.

If you plan to attend the Stakeholder Group meeting, please email Bill Sears at