Webinar: Salmon and Steelhead in the Russian River Watershed

Credit: Sonoma Water
02/24/2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Please join us for an afternoon webinar to learn about the history and current status of our local salmon, and to meet our monitoring team. In the first hour, we will present a summary of the ongoing effort by California Sea Grant, Sonoma Water, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and many other partners to monitor and recover endangered coho salmon and threatened steelhead populations in the Russian River watershed, including an overview of the Russian River Coho Salmon Captive Broodstock Program. You will hear from the people who are on the ground spearheading this effort for each of the four organizations present. The last half hour will be an optional Q & A session with all speakers, so please bring your questions and comments.

To learn more about this project, please visit California Sea Grant's Russian River Salmon and Steelhead Monitoring Program page.


Sarah Nossaman, Watershed Scientist

California Sea Grant

Salmon & Steelhead Monitoring Program 


Derek Acomb
, Environmental Scientist

CA Department of Fish and Wildlife

Russian River Resource Assessment & Restoration


Zac Reinstein
, Fish Biologist

California Sea Grant

Salmon & Steelhead Monitoring Program 


Ben White
, Lead Fisheries Biologist

US Army Corps of Engineers

Hatchery Component, Broodstock Program


Aaron Johnson
, Environmental Specialist

Sonoma Water



3:30 - 3:35   Introduction (Sarah)

3:35 - 3:50   Brief history of Russian River coho salmon and the Captive Broodstock Program (Ben)

3:50 - 4:05   Coho salmon monitoring and trends (Zac)

4:05 - 4:15   Implementing the Coastal Monitoring Program in the Russian River watershed (Aaron)

4:15 - 4:30   CA Department of Fish & Wildlife monitoring activities and salmon recovery actions (Derek)

4:30 - 5:00   Question & answer session