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We are proud to announce the list of our scheduled concurrent session talks and posters:

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The speakers we have lined up for our conference represent the major players in riparian management and conservation for the state. They speak for wildlife & fisheries species management, safety and flood control, private and public land management and water management policy.

You will learn how these leaders envision flood control for the State of California. They will talk about ways to manage floodways in an ecological manner that takes advantage of the inherent compatibility of riparian conservation, water control and flood safety, and how their representative organizations and partners will bring about this integration.

All of our speakers have years of involvement and dedication to integrating riparian conservation with water control and flood safety. They are also all accomplished speakers.

  • Robbin B. Sotir, President of Robbin B. Sotir & Associates, Inc., Keynote Speaker
  • Stein Buer, Executive Director, Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency
  • Mike Chrisman, California Secretary for Resources
  • Ellie Cohen, President and CEO, Point Reyes Bird Observatory Conservation Science
  • Bruce Hafenfeld, President, California Cattlemen’s Association
  • Paul Henson, Assistant Manager, Ecological Services,
    United States Fish and Wildlife Service, NV-CA Office
  • John McMahon, Brigadier General, Division Engineer and Commander,
    ACOE South Pacific Division
  • Lester Snow, Director, Department of Water Resources