2010 Creeks and Communities Network Meeting
The 2010 biennial Creeks and Communities (C & C) Biennial Network Meeting was held March 2-4, 2010 at the Silver Legacy Hotel in Reno, Nevada. This working meeting was designed to increase and enhance the ability of the C & C Network to effectively implement the Creeks and Communities strategy. The C & C Biennial Network Meeting Report listed below, serves as a repository of the information presented at the meeting and provides a reference for people seeking additional details in their area of interest. The report consists of a synopsis of each of the PowerPoint presentations, case studies, panels, and general discussions, and showcases the cooperative work being done by Network members and their partners in riparian restoration and management in the Western United States and Canadian provinces. The C&C Network includes individuals from federal, state, and local agencies, academia, industry and conservation interests, and others. Approximately 90 people from 12 states, two Canadian provinces, and the District of Columbia attended the meeting.
The 2010 meeting theme was "Creeks and Communities: Staying Relevant to Agencies & Communities." Meeting objectives included: (1) enhance accountability and agency support, (2) diversify and enhance the Network skill base, and (3) enable coordination between Network members. Network meetings are an integral part of implementing the C&C strategy. They are both developmental and working meetings, designed to increase and enhance the ability of the Network to be effective in management and implementation of the initiative while meeting participating agencies goals. As in previous years, the 2010 agenda included presentations coupling theory and principle with on-the-ground practices and examples.