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Sungnome Madrone Honored by Salmonid Restoration Federation

Sungnome Madrone

Sungnome Madrone was recently honored with the 2016 Restorationist of the Year Award by the Salmonid Restoration Federation. Every year, the Annual Salmonid Restoration Conference provides an opportunity to honor the contributions that individual practitioners have made to California's fisheries restoration field. The esteemed Restorationist of the Year (ROY) award was created in honor of Nat Bingham, a pioneer in the restoration field. The 2016 Restorationist of the Year Award was given to Sungnome Madrone, Executive Director of the Mattole Salmon Group, for his tireless restoration efforts on the North Coast. In addition to directing a leading restoration non-profit on the North Coast, he is a consulting watershed specialist for his company Madrone Enterprises and a part-time lecturer in hydrology at Humboldt State University. In his lengthy career, Sungnome has completed over 400 watershed restoration projects, mentored countless students and provided employment opportunities to dozens of budding restorationists. Additionally, he developed a professional restoration training infrastructure for displaced timber workers, and has brought millions of dollars of grant funding to Humboldt County. Sungnome Madrone currently teaches Watershed 310: Hydrology & Watershed Management for the Forestry and Wildland Resources Department.