Today is Friday 24 May 2019: Welcome SERCAL Members!
We are WAY behind with the first 2019 issue of Ecesis — our apologies! Turns out having a conference a month ahead of your usual schedule can throw a monkey wrench in your other schedules. :>) The last article is coming in at the end of May and then we’ll get the issue out to you right away! It’s going to be a great issue with articles and highlights from the conference. In the meantime, here’s the link for the 2018 Winter issue of Ecesis: Cannabis in California — A Crash Course. And of course, you will get four issues this year — the Communications Committee is going to come up with a revised schedule that works better with our new conference timeline.
Speaking of SERCAL 2019, we were glad to see many of you this April in Santa Barbara for SERCAL 2019! It was an amazing conference — such good talks, such good connections, such good food… and the goodwill was palpable.
Here’s something exciting that we are pleased to be offering you: SERCAL and SER have joined together to offer a member-exclusive webinar! Here are the deets:
Join us for a webinar on Wednesday 12 June 2019, 11am–12pm PDT.
This joint webinar between SERCAL and SER will discuss dam removal processes by taking an in-depth view of the Klamath Dam Removal project — a project that will be the largest dam removal and river restoration project in U.S. history. Dam removal is set to begin as early as 2020 and is the culmination of various groups coming to the table and putting the restoration of natural resources ahead of the imperiled status quo.
Dams have served a multitude of purposes — from producing hydroelectric power to providing recreation, flood management, and irrigation, to improving lands for development. At the same time, these concrete or earthen dams have extirpated aquatic species from their natal breeding and spawning habitat. By removing a dam when its costs outweighs its benefits, we can begin to improve flows for fish and other wildlife as well as restore a more natural sediment or nutrient flow.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Speakers Craig Tucker and Michael Belchik have represented the Karuk and Yurok tribes’ involvement during the planning process of the Klamath Dam removal. For over 14 years, Craig Tucker served as the Natural Resources Policy Advocate for the Karuk Tribe, working on a wide range of issues that affect Karuk cultural and environmental resources, and focugin much of his efforts on the removal of the lower four Klamath River Dams. Michael Belchik is currently the Senior Biologist for the Klamath River Division.