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

California Technical Assistance Activities


The Alsea River. Credit: Sarah Beldin, USGS


Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
technical review of proposed restoration alternatives in Prairie Creek, California
Redwood National Park
Wilzbach 2016-01-01
technical review of existing habitat conditions and restoration actions to recover salmon populations in Elk River, California
California Coastal Conservancy
Wilzbach 2015-10-01
reviewed Oregon Department of Environmental Quality protocols for aquatic macroinvertebrate=based assessment of water quality imapirment.
Plum Creek Timber Company
Wilzbach 2013-10-01
Served on steering committee and participated in two workshops to develop a state fish monitoring program in California.
California Dept of Fish and Game, NMFS
Duffy 2004-05-01
Served as member of two NOAA technical recovery teams for ESA listed species, 1) coho salmon in the southern Oregon/northern California ESU and 2) coho salmon in the Oregon Coast ESU.
National Marine Fisheries Service
Duffy 2004-07-01
Served as member of the California state coho salmon recovery team.
California Dept of Fish and Game
Duffy 2003-09-01
Member, California Advisory Committee on Salmon and Steelhead
California Dept of Fish and Game
Duffy 2006-05-01
Chair of citizens advisory committee for California coastal watershed and fishery restoration grants.
California Dept of Fish and Game
Duffy 1999-11-01
Applied data logging tags to salmon in northern California ocean waters, and evaluated location of recovered tagged fish in estuaries and rivers with respect to environmental parameters
Wilzbach 2001-02-01
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Member, Fisheries Department Curriculum Committee - Reviewed and revised department curriculum. Duffy 2007-09-01 2008-04-30
Member, College of Natural Resources and Sciences, Graduate Education Committee - Participate in revision of college graduate education requirements Duffy 2004-09-01 2005-05-31
Member, Search Committee for University staff - Search committee for Administrative Support Coordinator for College Dean Wilzbach 2017-07-01 Present
Member, Institutional Care and Use Committee - To monitor and oversee vertebrate animal use in teaching and research and to help ensure that vertebrates are treated humanely in accordance with state and federal law and policy. We are charged with reviewing and approving all protocols for the use of live animals in teaching or research at Humboldt State University. Wilzbach 2013-08-01 Present
Member, Graduate Advisory Council Wilzbach 2004-09-01 Present
Member, Search Committee for University staff - Search committee for Fish Hatchery Manager Wilzbach 2017-03-01 2017-08-31
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
Teaching Assistant, South Dakota State University Kahara 2006-08-01 2007-04-30
Research Assistant, South Dakota State University Kahara 2007-04-01 2007-08-31
Research Assistant, South Dakota State University Kahara 2003-09-01 2006-08-31
Project Technical Coordinator, The Nairobi River Basin Project (UNEP), Nairobi, Kenya Kahara 2001-06-01 2003-08-31
Post-doctoral Research Associate, California Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, Humboldt State University Kahara 2007-01-01 2009-01-31
Member, Watershed Ecology Team Wilzbach 2000-01-01 Present
Member, Watershed Ecology Team Duffy 2000-01-01 Present
Member, Steering Committee, Klamath River Fish Health Wilzbach 2006-07-01 Present
Member, Redwood Creek Pulse Group Wilzbach 2003-06-01 Present
Member, Redwood Creek Pulse Group Duffy 2003-06-01 2003-10-31
Member, NOAA Technical Recovery Team for Coho Salmon, Southern Oregon-Northern California Duffy 2004-07-01 2008-07-31
Member, Klamath Science Committee, U.S. Geological Survey Duffy 2005-07-01 Present
Member, California Citizens Advisory Committee on Salmon and Steelhead Duffy 2004-05-01 Present
Member, CA Dept. of Fish & Game, Recovery Team for Coho Salmon Duffy 2002-09-01 Present
Chair, California Dept. of Fish and Game, Watershed Restoration Grants Peer Review Committee Duffy 1999-11-01 Present
California Advisory Committee on Salmon and Steelhead Trout Wilzbach 2013-01-01 Present
Advisor, Watershed Stewards Program Duffy 2004-08-01 2007-06-30
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
authored an article describing research of the California Coop Unit on use of eDNA to monitor the endangered Tidewater Goby. The article has appeared in the Feb. edition of the Wildlife Management Institute's Outdoor News Bulletin, on the online forum of The Wildlife Society, and on the USGS.gov homepage as a top story. Wilzbach 2016-02-01
Review of CDFG/HSU salmonid curriculum project for elementary schoolchildren. Duffy 2005-05-16
Presentation on the importance of light and nutrients to salmonid growth, Smith River Advisory Council Wilzbach 2002-08-01
Presentation on salmon biology, Jacoby Creek Elementary School Wilzbach 2006-10-15
Presentation on salmon biology, Jacoby Creek Elementary School Wilzbach 2002-09-01
One hour interview to discuss Klamath River and dam removal on public radio. Duffy 2008-06-12
Jacoby Creek Elementary School salmon presentation Wilzbach 2006-10-15
Half hour interview on public radio regarding status of salmon and their biology Duffy 2001-10-01
Guided Arcata High School students in sampling fish on Jolly Giant Creek for an AP Biology class project. Duffy 2006-04-15
Described Cooperative Unit research activity and threats to salmon. Duffy 2001-01-09
County Science Fair judge Wilzbach 2003-03-01
Contributed to newspaper article covering role of Cooperative Unit in graduate education and student research. Duffy 2000-10-01
Authored editorial on dam removal Duffy 2008-05-10