Salmonid Restoration Federation
March 26 - 29, 2024
Santa Rosa, California

Dry Creek Field Tour: Partnerships in Habitat Enhancement and Monitoring for Salmonid Recovery

27 March 2024
9:00am - 5:00pm
Field Tour Coordinators: Justin Smith and David Cuneo, Sonoma Water
This all-day tour features salmonid habitat enhancement projects and monitoring programs on both private and public lands within the Dry Creek Basin. We will highlight enhancement strategies that address salmonid recovery and that provide resilient long-term solutions. Tour projects will highlight collaborative efforts guided by the Russian River Biological Opinion, and the Russian River Coho Salmon Captive Broodstock Program and that are implemented by Sonoma Water and the USACE. Project reaches are located on the mainstem of Dry Creek and includes engineered log jams, and off-channel and in-channel habitat enhancements. Since 2012, Sonoma Water and USACE have implemented projects in 17 enhancement reaches encompassing nearly 1,000,000 ft2over four (non-contiguous) miles stretching from just upstream of the confluence with the Russian River to Warm Springs Dam.
A Dry Creek habitat enhancement under construction on private property. This project was built by McCullough Construction. Implementation of the project was managed by the USACE. The photo of this newly constructed project was taken during the 2023 construction season.