Food Webs and Floodplains - June 26
This webinar will examine the effects of food webs and aquatic habitat productivity on the growth of juvenile salmonids, particularly in productive ecosystems or where food webs strongly interact with physical habitat attributes to influence growth.
CalTrout Biologist Jacob Katz will begin the webinar with his talk from the postponed 2020 Conference agenda, entitled "Puddle Power: Reactivating Floodplains and Reenergizing River Food Webs".
This presentation will demonstrate how multi-speciesmulti-benefit land uses can cultivate ecological solutions on actively farmed agricultural landscapes by mimicking the historical flood patterns that restore the ecological functions to which California’s native fish species are adapted. A proposal for a portfolio of landscape scale projects (totaling over 250,000 acres) focused on reintegrating floodplain function into Sacramento Valley water, fish, and farm management will be presented and discussed.
More about the Nigiri Project:
Background information: https://norcalwater.org/2020/05/15/chasing-nigiri/
The Fish Food Story: https://caltrout.org/article/the-fish-food-story
No Going Back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmo5eHbQ-fk
The New Way Forward: Wetlands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDvk8fSAdh4&t=2s
A recording of the webinar is now available on our Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/436217552
Links to the presenter slides are posted below.