BASF

Focusing on Our Delta: Diked, Dredged, and Diverted

April 3, 2008
7:30 - 9:00 pm
100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
UC Berkeley campus, Berkeley

Free admission – no tickets required!

A discussion between Jeffrey Mount, Roy Shlemon Chair in Applied Geosciences and Director, Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis, and Peter B. Moyle, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis

Primer of background information

 

Speakers

Jeffrey F. Mount

Jeffrey Mount is a Professor of Geology at the University of California, Davis. His teaching and research interests center on river management issues in California and the West. The primary focus of his research program is on fluvial geomorphology and river restoration, with an emphasis on restoring channel dynamics, surface water-groundwater connections, channel-floodplain connections and re-establishing natural flow regimes in dam-regulated rivers. In addition, he has worked extensively on the interaction between water resource management and ecosystem management in the Central Valley, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and North Coast of California. He has been a faculty member at UC Davis since 1980. He is the Director of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, holds the Roy Shlemon Chair in Applied Geosciences, and is the recipient of the UC Davis 2005 Distinguished Public Service Award. Mount serves as Chair of the CALFED Independent Science Board and is a former member of the California State Reclamation Board. He is author of California Rivers and Streams: The Conflict between Fluvial Process and Land Use (UC Press).

Jeffrey Mount's Website

 

Peter B. Moyle

Peter B. Moyle has been studying the ecology and conservation of freshwater and estuarine fishes in California since 1969. He was head of the first Delta Native Fishes Recovery Team, a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Endangered and Threatened Fishes in the Klamath River Basin, and a member of the Science Board for the CALFED Ecosystem Restoration Program. In recent years much of his research has focused developing conservation strategies for California’s streams and estuaries, focusing on fish. His current research projects include a review the status of all California salmonids and studies on the ecology of fish and invertebrates of Suisun Marsh. He is providing expert opinion on restoring salmon runs to 150 miles of dry San Joaquin River and on saving endangered delta smelt. He is author/coauthor of over 160 scientific papers and 5 books. His books include Inland Fishes of California (2002) and Envisioning futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (2007, with 5 co-authors). He is professor of fish biology in the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology and the Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis.

 

Parking & Directions

Location: 100 Genetics and Plant Biology Building on the West Side of the UC Berkeley campus (see link at bottom).

Public transportation: The UC Berkeley campus is very close to the Downtown Berkeley BART station.

Driving directions to the Berkeley Campus:

Westbound from Highway 24
1. Exit at Tunnel Road
2. Continue west on Tunnel Road, which becomes Ashby Avenue at Domingo Avenue (near the Claremont Hotel)
3. Continue west on Ashby Avenue to Telegraph Avenue
4. Turn right onto Telegraph Avenue to Bancroft Way
5. This is the Southside of UC Berkeley

Westbound from Highway 13
1. Continue on Highway 13, which becomes Tunnel Road at the first stoplight
2. Use the same street directions as Westbound from Highway 24 from step 2

Eastbound from Highway 80
1. Exit at University Avenue
2. Continue east approximately 2 miles to Oxford Street
3. This is the Westside of UC Berkeley

Eastbound from Highway 580
1. Exit to Highway 24 east, Walnut Creek/Berkeley
2. Take first exit, 51st St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Way
3. Turn right and proceed east on 51st Street for 2 blocks
4. Turn left onto Telegraph Avenue to Bancroft Way
5. This is the Southside of UC Berkeley

Eastbound from Highway 24
1. Exit at 51st St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Way
2. Use the same directions as Highway 580 from step 2

Parking Information Website