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University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Dave* grew up living on Mill Creek, a Russian River tributary near Healdsburg. He fished for salmon in the streams for many years before the coho salmon population collapsed and salmon fishing was closed. The Coho Salmon Monitoring Program, a collaboration between UCCE, California Sea Grant, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the US Army Corps of Engineers, worked with Dave to conduct population surveys. Through these surveys they identified new and effective monitoring techniques and are now able to see the beginnings of an increase in coho salmon population. With Dave’s help, the monitoring program has been able to track dozens of adult coho salmon that are making their way home to spawn.
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