Projects & Research


Russian River Coho Salmon Captive Broodstock Program

The Russian River Coho Salmon Captive Broodstock Program is a collaborative partnership that is working to build a self-sustaining coho population within the watershed. 

Coastal Monitoring Program

The Coastal Monitoring Program was designed to document salmonid status and trends throughout coastal California using standardized methods.

Summer Habitat Assessments

Insufficient summer streamflow is the single biggest limiting factor to recovery of Russian River coho salmon populations. California Sea Grant documents late-summer wetted habitat conditions in relation to fish distribution on high-priority salmon tributaries. 

Streamflow and Fish Survival

California Sea Grant conducted a long-term study to correlate flow and environmental conditions with oversummer survival of juvenile coho.

Habitat Enhancement Monitoring

California Sea Grant is responsible for pre- and post-project monitoring for several habitat restoration projects in the Russian River watershed.