- Author: Andrew Bartshire
Russian River Salmon & Steelhead Monitoring Program biologists visit more than 40 streams where they monitor salmon and steelhead populations. These biologists spend a lot of time in the water looking for fish. Here's how much territory they covered in 2015.
- Number of streams- 42
- Length of stream surveyed- 96.3 miles
- Total stream length covered by crews the entire season: 192.6 miles; the equivalent of walking from Santa Rosa to Lake Tahoe.
2014-15 Spawner Survey Season – counting adult salmon and steelhead and their nests (redds):
- Number of streams- 22
- Length of stream surveyed- 76.4 miles
- Total stream length hiked by crews the entire season: 630 miles; the equivalent of walking from Santa Rosa to Portland, OR.
2015 Wetted Habitat Surveys - documenting low summer stream flow conditions as experienced by juvenile fish rearing in streams. Each site is visited one time for these surveys:
- Number of streams- 32
- Length of stream surveyed- 93.8 miles; the equivalent of a round trip to Santa Rosa to San Francisco.
Total stream length hiked by crews for all surveys in 2015: 916.4 miles which is the equivalent of walking from Santa Rosa, CA to Albuquerque, NM.
- Author: Nick Bauer email@example.com
Troy Cameron grew up in Sonoma County and started his career with the Sonoma Ecology Center followed by work for the Bureau of land Management in Oregon. He studied Environmental Science in New Zealand where he received his undergraduate degree from Massey University. This fall, he returned to Sonoma County as a WSP member to work with the Coho Salmon Monitoring Program.
Jenna Dohman studied at Western Washington University and earned a degree in Environmental Science. As an undergraduate she experimented with algae in a marine chemistry laboratory. After graduating, she completed field work in the Idaho Wilderness and the Mojave Desert before coming to Sonoma County as a WSP member with the Coho Salmon Monitoring Program.
For more information, visit Russian River Coho Salmon Monitoring Program.
In this picture, Troy and Jenna are learning about salmon survey data entry techniques on a handheld computer.
- Author: Amelia Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
Amelia (pictured) presented data from the coho program during her talk “Are low summer flows limiting survival of salmonids at the stream and watershed scales in the Russian River watershed?” Amelia discussed data from the 2013 summer snorkel and fall flow surveys the coho program conducted across the watershed. Data showed limited habitat availability during the peak dry season for coho salmon, due to dry and intermittently flowing stream reaches.
For more information, visit Sea Grant Extension Program