Sean P. Gallagher, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
The purpose of this workshop is to discuss recent work relating to salmon life cycle monitoring in context of the California Coastal Salmonid Population Monitoring Plan (CMP). The workshop consists of presentations by individuals and groups working on salmon life cycle monitoring in California and throughout the Pacific Northwest. The goal of this meeting is to bring experts working on monitoring salmonid life cycles in coastal California together to share with workshop participant’s current monitoring efforts, field and laboratory methods, monitoring concepts, and to stimulate discussion on current and future research needs. Major themes include: What is a life cycle monitoring station and how does life cycle monitoring science fit into the CMP, restoration, and recovery? Where is life cycle monitoring occurring with some examples from different areas? Should life cycle monitoring methods and data be standardized? What are some concepts and direction for future monitoring? How do we tie life cycle monitoring to stream and watershed restoration science?
Speakers in this workshop have a great deal of experience and knowledge to share regarding salmon life cycle monitoring and provide a number of perspectives ranging from on the ground implementation and methods to species management.
Workshop Introduction: Life Cycle Monitoring Stations and Science, What Do We Need Them For?
Sean P. Gallagher, Associate Biologist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Current and Future Vision for Life Cycle Monitoring Stations Within the California Coastal Anadromous Salmonid Monitoring Program
Kevin Shaffer, Program Manager, California Department Fish and Wildlife, Fisheries Branch, Sacramento, CA
Recovering Salmonids: Surviving Life Stages and Growing "Old"...How Will We Know?
Charlotte Ambrose, NOAA Fisheries Salmon and Steelhead Recovery Coordinator for the North Central California Coast Recovery Domain
Current Life Cycle Monitoring in California: Should Metrics or Methods Be Standardized?
Seth Ricker, Region 1 Coastal Monitoring Program Coordinator, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Pudding Creek Coho Life History Monitoring: An Example of a Successful Public-Private Partnership
David Wright, Fisheries Biologist, Campbell Timberlands Management, LLC
Sean P. Gallagher Associate Biologist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Lessons and Future Direction for Lagunitus Creek Life Cycle Monitoring
Eric Ettlinger, Aquatic Ecologist, Marin Municipal Water District, Corte Madera, CA
Steelhead Life Cycle Monitoring in Central and Southern California: Challenges and Pitfalls?
Dana McCanne, Environmental Scientist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region Steelhead Monitoring Program
PIT Tags and Life Cycle Monitoring in the Russian River
Gregg E. Horton Senior Environmental Specialist (Fisheries), Sonoma County Water Agency, Santa Rosa, CA
Mariska Obedzinski, Senior Fish Biologist, U.C. Cooperative Extension and CA Sea Grant, Santa Rosa, CA
Life Cycle Monitoring and DIDSON Cameras: Promise and Pitfalls
Walter Duffy and Matthew Metheny, U.S. Geological Survey, California Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit