Russian River Salmon and Steelhead Monitoring Program

Adult returns


California Sea Grant Extension Specialist Mariska Obedzinski and her staff operate an ongoing monitoring program in the Russian River basin to document in-stream survival of juvenile coho, outmigration of smolts, and returns of adult fish for the Russian River Coho Salmon Captive Broodstock Program and the Coastal Monitoring Program. They are also engaged in a number of collaborative research projects

Our monitoring and research is funded by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Wildlife Conservation BoardNational Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife, with contributions from Sonoma Water. All of our work is made possible through the gracious support of hundreds of private landowners throughout the Russian River watershed.

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  • Mariska Obedzinski
    University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography