Science for Restoring the Los Angeles River
The LA River
Fish and Habitat Surveys
We want to hear from you! Because it's difficult to use traditional nets in the urban parts of the river, we rely on collaborations with volunteer anglers. We need your observations to get a robust picture of the the fish community in the river. Please share your catch, or your observations, at our iNaturalist project, Fish of the Los Angeles River/Pesces del Rio de Los Angeles.
Researchers from UCCE, Friends of the Los Angeles River, the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains, Aquarium of the Pacific, and CalState LA have collaborated since 2007 to study the fish community and fish habitat in the river.
UCCE has participated on a variety of studies led by different agencies.
Army Corps of Engineers/City of Los Angeles
Southern California Coastal Waters Research Project (SCCWRP)
The Nature Conservancy
Greenprint for Southern California (ongoing)
Council for Watershed Health/Stillwater Sciences - LA River Fish Passage Opportunities
US Bureau of Reclamation - Low Flow Habitat Features for Urban Channels
Restoring Urban Rivers - Invasive and Exotic Species
Dr. Drill has shared her work through several outlets.