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South Fork Eel River Coho Population Monitoring Project

Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)

Project ID723690
Recovery DomainsN. CA - S. OR and CA Coast
Start Date06/01/2011
End Date04/21/2014
Last Edited06/11/2018
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4 reports prepared on key management or restoration data for 815 miles of stream monitored for adult salmonids. 5 cooperating organizations. 987.8 acres of watershed monitored.

Project Benefit    

Conduct coho salmon spawner surveys in the South Fork Eel River Watershed (Humboldt and Mendocino counties), tributary to the Eel River Watershed, tributary to the Pacific Ocean to collect data needed to estimate population abundances for the 2011/2012, 2012/2013, and 2013/2014 seasons. Develop a Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC) plan to ensure acceptable levels of accuracy and precision for the data collected and analytical procedures applied.


Metric Completed Originally
Research and Monitoring
  Stream Miles Monitored 815.00 162.00

Funding Details

Report Total:$144,014

Project Map



  • Worksite Identifier: 7209727
  • Start Date:
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Area Description
South Fork Eel River watershed - coho population monitoring

Location Information

  • Basin: Northern California Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N. CA - S. OR and CA Coast
  • Latitude: 39.980613
  • Longitude: -123.748116


  • Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast Coho Salmon ESU




  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 144,014.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      Eel River Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Action Plan (CDFG 1996)
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 5
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      NOAA Fisheries, California Conservation Corps, AmeriCorps Watershed Stewards Project, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 4
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Seth Ricker, Ken Lindke, Allan Renger, Margaret Groff. Results of regional spawning ground surveys and estimates of total salmonid redd construction in South Fork Eel River Humboldt County California. California Coastal Salmonid Monitoring Program
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 144,013.82
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored 815.00
      •      . . . . E.1.c.1 Adult salmonid population monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.1.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for adult salmonids 815.00
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
          CDFW and NOAA California Coastal Salmonid Monitoring Program to monitor status and trend of ESA listed salmonid population ESA's.