Elizabeth Ruiz

Elizabeth Ruiz- Photo by Fred Greaves
Russian River Salmon and Steelhead Monitoring Team
Extension Team / ear026@ucsd.edu / 707-687-0999

Elizabeth's background is in conservation biology and water quality, and she began working with the salmon and steelhead of California in 2015. A member of the California Sea Grant's Russian River Salmon and Steelhead Monitoring Program team since 2017, she is a core part of the life cycle monitoring field crew. In addition to monitoring salmonids in Russian River tributaries, she also studies water quality and its impacts to juvenile salmon during the low-flow season. Recently, she has been working with the team and partner agencies to understand the impacts of small-scale flow augmentations in critical salmon-rearing streams.  

Elizabeth's background is in conservation biology and water quality, and she began working with the salmon and steelhead of California in 2015. A member of the California Sea Grant's Russian River Salmon and Steelhead Monitoring Program team since 2017, she is a core part of the life cycle monitoring field crew. In addition to monitoring salmonids in Russian River tributaries, she also studies water quality and its impacts to juvenile salmon during the low-flow season. Recently, she has been working with the team and partner agencies to understand the impacts of small-scale flow augmentations in critical salmon-rearing streams.  

Elizabeth Ruiz- Photo by Fred Greaves