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2014 Conference Information

The annual CALMS conference is approaching fast! October 9-10, 2014 at the University of California Davis. Join your fellow lake managers for a full day of presentations, discussions, networking time and a CALMS business meeting on the lovely UC Davis campus, followed by a buffet dinner and live music at Sudwerk Restaurant & Brewery. Day two is a field trip by bus to Camanche Reservoir, hosted by Dr. Alex Horne.


Message from the Conference Chair

With a staff report for a new statewide mercury control program for reservoirs due to be produced this summer, there will soon be regulatory pressure to address reservoirs as receptors and sources of this widespread pollutant. This year’s conference includes presentations on mercury management projects, as well as presentations and discussions with state regulators about the upcoming program. A host of other talks on timely issues such as climate change and Quagga mussels will round out a full day of presentations, with refreshments and networking opportunities worked in. The first day will end with a CALMS business meeting and then a social dinner in town (with live music if we’re lucky!). The second day will be a field trip to nearby Camanche Reservoir where Alex Horne will share information about that reservoir’s hypolimnetic oxygenation system and its impacts on fisheries, turbidity, and heavy metals. Tour participants will visit the fish hatchery and view shoreline hypolimnetic oxygenation system facilities. 

This year the conference is being hosted at the University of California Davis, providing easy access from Sacramento International Airport and northern California freeways. Students will have just returned for the fall quarter, bringing the campus back to life. I would like to thank the Tahoe Environmental Research Center for helping with the setup of this event. I would also like to thank the many CALMS members who helped to plan and conduct this conference. Finally, I would like to thank CALMS members in advance for signing up in large numbers and spreading the word to hear from our great speakers, participate in discussions, and contribute to the success of our conference. See you there!

- Stephen McCord, CALMS Northern California co-Director

Special thanks to our CALMS 2014-2015 corporate sponsors:


Contact Hal for sponsorship information.