Evaluation of white sturgeon monitoring practices
May 2016 - October 2020
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife
- US Fish and Wildlife Service
- Idaho Coop Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
White Sturgeon is an important species in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River basin. Unfortunately, little is known about their population ecology and whether current monitoring metrics are adequate for evaluating management and conservation success. We are working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to evaluate White Sturgeon populations in the basin. Results of this research will examine whether current conservation targets are reasonable and whether monitoring efforts are providing data that are adequate for tracking changes in the population dynamics of White Sturgeon.