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

California Project


Monitoring Chinook Salmon in Redwood Creek to assess the impacts of a modified estuary

June 2017 - June 2020


Personnel

Participating Agencies

  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife

The project will provide funds to continue monitoring adult and juvenile salmonids in Redwood Creek, California to provide sufficient data to build a life cycle model for the Chinook Salmon population. The objectives of this project are to: 1. Enumerate total numbers of Chinook returning to spawn in the Redwood Creek basin using DIDSON sonar; 2. conduct spawning ground surveys in Redwood Creek above Prairie Creek to estimate total numbers of redds which are constructed; and 3. install and operate a rotary screw trap in Redwood Creek to monitor the abundance and condition of juvenile salmonids outmigrating from Redwood Creek. Monitoring data will be used to parameterize a life-cycle model to assess the impact of restoration efforts and climate change on the abundance of the Chinook Salmon population in Redwood Creek.

Presentations Presentation Date
Chen E. K., Henderson M.J. 2018 Contribution of juvenile estuarine residency to Chinook Salmon recruitment in Redwood Creek, California. Cal-Neva Chapter of the American Fisheries Society 52nd Annual Meeting, San Luis Obispo, CA. Feb 28-March 2, 2018. 2018-03-01
Chen E. K., Henderson M.J. 2018 Contribution of juvenile estuarine residency to Chinook Salmon recruitment in Redwood Creek, California. Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society 54nd Annual Meeting, Eugene, OR. March 13-16, 2018. 2018-03-14