Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Idaho
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Idaho Project


Evaluation of white sturgeon monitoring practices

May 2016 - October 2020


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • Idaho Coop Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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.