Coastal Mendocino County Salmonid Life Cycle and Regional Monitoring Project

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

Monitoring
Project ID1602623878313
Recovery DomainsN Central California Coast
Start Date07/01/2020
End Date06/30/2021
Year2018
StatusCompleted
Last Edited06/29/2022
 
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Description    


Monitoring included (1) regional spawning surveys and (2) life cycle monitoring in coastal Mendocino County (Figure 1). We conducted spawning ground surveys from November through May. Access agreements were established with landowners, and reaches were scouted in October and November 2020 before surveys began. We performed life cycle monitoring at Pudding Creek, South Fork Noyo River, and North Fork Navarro River to estimate adult and smolt abundance and freshwater and marine phase measures of productivity, and to calibrate regional spawning ground redd abundance estimates. Spawning surveys and daily operation of the fixed station adult fish traps (Pudding and South Fork Noyo) began in November 2020 and continued through May 2021. Smolt trapping and PIT tagging was conducted on Pudding Creek, South Fork Noyo River, and North Fork Navarro River from March 2021 through mid-June 2021. Maintenance and data retrieval from PIT tag arrays occurred from November 2020 through June 2021.

Project Benefit    


Federal and state listings of these salmonids require monitoring to provide measures of recovery. Information provided by this monitoring effort is critical for maintaining continuity of long-term datasets to inform recovery efforts.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Research and Monitoring
  Stream Miles Monitored 90.60 90.60

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$208,404
Report Total:$208,404


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Worksites

1603147367396    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1603147367396
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description
Mendocino Coast Regional SGS

Location Information

  • Basin: Northern California Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N Central California Coast
  • Latitude: 39.25006
  • Longitude: -123.571358

ESU

  • California Coastal Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Central California Coast Coho Salmon ESU
  • Northern California Steelhead DPS

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Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 105,541.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      None
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      National Marine Fisheries Service. 2012. Final Recovery Plan for Central California Coast coho salmon Evolutionarily Significant Unit. National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Region, Santa Rosa, California.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 5
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      Mendocino Redwood Company, Lyme Redwood Forest Company, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Trout Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 1
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      McGuire, J., S. Gallagher, E. Lang, D. Ulrich, and S. Thompson. 2021. Coastal Mendocino County Salmonid Life Cycle and Regional Monitoring. Status and Trends for 2019-20 and 2020-21. Final Project Report. Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission and the California State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Coastal Watershed Planning and Assessment Program, 1487 Sandy Prairie Court, Suite A. Fortuna, CA 95540.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 105,541.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored 82.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.2 Acres of Watershed Area Monitored 688,640.0
      •      . . . . 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 82.00
      •      . . . . E.1.c.4 Redd countsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.4.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for redds 82.00
      •      . . . . E.1.c.5 Carcass countsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.5.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for Carcasses 82.00
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
          Adams, P.B., L.B. Boydstun, S.P. Gallagher, M.K. Lacy, T. McDonald, and K.E. Shaffer.2011. California coastal salmonid population monitoring: strategy, design, and methods. Fish Bulletin 180. California Department of Fish and Game. 82 pp.

1603147511831    


  • Worksite Identifier: 1603147511831
  • Start Date:
  • End Date:
Area Description
South Fork Noyo River LCM

Location Information

  • Basin: Northern California Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N Central California Coast
  • Latitude: 39.4246
  • Longitude: -123.7256

ESU

  • California Coastal Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Central California Coast Coho Salmon ESU
  • Northern California Steelhead DPS

Map

Photos

Metrics

Metrics
  • E.0 Salmonid Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation (RM&E)Y (Y/N)
    •      . . E.0.a RM&E Funding 105,541.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      None
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      National Marine Fisheries Service. 2012. Final Recovery Plan for Central California Coast coho salmon Evolutionarily Significant Unit. National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Region, Santa Rosa, California.
    •      . . E.0.d.1 Number of Cooperating Organizations 5
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      Mendocino Redwood Company, Lyme Redwood Forest Company, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Trout Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 1
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      McGuire, J., S. Gallagher, E. Lang, D. Ulrich, and S. Thompson. 2021. Coastal Mendocino County Salmonid Life Cycle and Regional Monitoring. Status and Trends for 2019-20 and 2020-21. Final Project Report. Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission and the California State Department of Fish and Wildlife, Coastal Watershed Planning and Assessment Program, 1487 Sandy Prairie Court, Suite A. Fortuna, CA 95540.
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 105,541.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored 8.60
      •      . . . . E.1.b.2 Acres of Watershed Area Monitored 17,280.0
      •      . . . . 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 8.60
      •      . . . . E.1.c.2 Salmonid smolt or fry monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.2.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for Salmonid smolt or fry 8.60
      •      . . . . E.1.c.4 Redd countsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.4.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for redds 8.60
      •      . . . . E.1.c.5 Carcass countsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.5.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for Carcasses 8.60
        •      . . . . E.1.d
          Name Of Comprehensive Monitoring Strategy/Program
          Adams, P.B., L.B. Boydstun, S.P. Gallagher, M.K. Lacy, T. McDonald, and K.E. Shaffer.2011. California coastal salmonid population monitoring: strategy, design, and methods. Fish Bulletin 180. California Department of Fish and Game. 82 pp.