Salmonid Restoration Federation
Restoring Watersheds and Rebuilding Salmon Runs
29 March - 1 April, 2017
Davis, California

Estimating Juvenile Salmonid Survival Across Diverse Spatiotemporal Scales

31 March 2017
1:15pm - 5:00pm

Session Coordinator:
Cynthia Le Doux-Bloom, Ph.D., AECOM

Estimating juvenile salmonid survival is one critical factor for assessing recovery. During outmigration, juveniles encounter threats to survival such as native and non-native fishes, avians, aquatic mammals, agricultural and municipal water pumps, tidal gates, and other man-made structures. Route selection plays an important factor to survival due to differences in threat levels. Identifying habitat areas with high mortality provides opportunities to direct restoration activities and recovery efforts.

Survival and Movement Rates of Wild Chinook Salmon Smolts from Mill Creek through the Sacramento River, Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and San Francisco Bay, 2013-2016.
Jeremy Notch, NOAA, Southwest Fisheries Science Center and University of California, Santa Cruz

Sacramento River Reach-Specific Movement and Survival Rates of Hatchery-Origin Winter-Run Chinook Salmon Juveniles
Arnold J. Ammann, NOAA, Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Movement and Survival Rates of Spring-Run Chinook Salmon Juveniles from the Sutter Bypass to the San Francisco Bay
Flora Cordoleani, Ph.D., NOAA, Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Factors Affecting Delta Survival and Route Selection of San Joaquin River Fall-Run Chinook Salmon, 2010 – 2013
Rebecca Buchanan, Ph.D., University of Washington

Do Barriers for Deterring Juvenile Salmonids Away from High-Risk Migration Pathways Affect Survival at Important Channel Junctions in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California?
Marin Greenwood, Ph.D., ICF

Estimating Relative Survival and Adult Return Rates of Coho Salmon that Rear in Stream and Estuary Habitats
Darren M. Ward, Ph.D., Humboldt State University Department of Fisheries Biology