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Biologist Richard W. DeHaven: “Gualala River: On its Deathbed or Verge of a Miracle?”

Protecting steelhead & coho:
new Gualala gravel mining permit

Tuesday, April 7, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Gualala Community Center
47950 Center St., Gualala

John McKeon, staff fish biologist with National Marine Fisheries Service, will discuss how steelhead and coho conservation occurs through the federal permit process – including its limitations and assumptions – using the Gualala River instream gravel mining permit as a recent example.

John McKeon John will provide background on Gualala River fisheries and resource management issues, theories underlying them and the monitoring used to track and test them.

John’s work applies his extensive first-hand local knowledge of North Coast rivers and streams and his biological expertise to protection, regulation and monitoring of steelhead and coho (and other marine and anadromous species) protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Sponsored by Friends of the Gualala River