Scott River

Project Description

The Scott River includes California's largest wild population of coho salmon (Onchorhynchus kisutch); a species listed as threatened under both state and federal Endangered Species Acts. The Center for Watershed Sciences is partnered with California Trout and Western Rivers Conservancy to improve conservation strategies within the Scott River and its coldwater tributaries while maintaining agricultural land-use activities for private property-owners in the region. Monitoring throughout this watershed is focused on determining whether current conditions meet desirable streamflow and water temperature criteria for the success of the species and whether ongoing conservation activities have any positive effect on these conditions.

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