Salmonid Restoration Federation
Fisheries Restoration: Planning for Resilience
11 March - 14, 2015
Santa Rosa, California

4th Annual Workshop for the California Coastal Monitoring Program: From Monitoring Central Coast Coho Salmon Populations Today to Much More in the Future

March 12, 2015

Workshop Coordinator: 
Kevin Shaffer, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife

This 4th annual workshop focused on significant monitoring projects that constitute the State’s efforts to build a comprehensive monitoring program for coastal populations of coho and Chinook salmon and steelhead.  Presenters highlighted their techniques, data collection, analyses, and future priorities in the Central Coast ESU’s most significant watersheds. The workshop demonstrated the continued collaboration of the State, the federal government, water agencies, private entities, and landowners to gather important data on coho salmon.

Introduction to the 2015 Workshop:  The Significance of Central California Coast Coho Salmon for the Progress of and Expansion of Population Monitoring in California
Kevin Shaffer, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Scott Creek Life Cycle Monitoring Station: Informing the Recovery of Southern Coho Salmon
Joseph D. Kiernan, NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Fisheries Ecology Division

Overcoming the Complexities of CMP Implementation in the Russian River
Aaron Johnson, Sonoma County Water Agency

Russian River Salmonid Population Monitoring: Addressing Multiple Monitoring Objectives within the Framework of the Coastal Monitoring Plan
Mariska Obedzinski, California Sea Grant and U.C. Cooperative Extension

Update on the Lagunitas Creek Life-Cycle Monitoring Station: Applying the CMP to a Small Coastal Watershed
Gregory Andrew, Marin Municipal Water District

How Dual Frequency Identification Sonar Deployment is Advancing CMP- Preliminary Performance and The Future
Kristine Atkinson, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Putting One Foot in Front of the Other: A Step by Step Discussion Among Partners for Implementing the California Coastal Salmonid Monitoring Plan
David W. Wright, Campbell, Global, LLC,

Incorporating a Habitat Component of the California Coastal Salmonid Monitoring Plan
Sean P. Gallagher, California Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Status of Coastal Salmonid Monitoring Efforts in Central California, Future Priorities, Needs, and Obstacles to Monitoring Anadromous Salmonids in the Central California Coast
George Neillands, California Department of Fish and Wildlife