Scott Creek Life Cycle Monitoring Station, 2018-2021

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

Monitoring
Project ID725507
Recovery DomainsN Central California Coast
Start Date09/01/2018
End Date03/23/2020
Year2017
StatusCompleted
Last Edited12/07/2021
 
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Description    


Obtaining viable salmonid population parameters was accomplished by implementing 5 tasks which included 1) adult trapping to monitor adult returns and marine survival, 2) redd surveys to determine fish: redd ratios, 3) outmigrant smolt trapping to ascertain abundance and the temporal pattern of outmigrating smolts and pre-smolts, 4) juvenile surveys to determine juvenile spatial structure and distribution and 5) conduct molecular and genetic analysis to quantify VSP diversity characteristics. PCSRF FY2014 funds were spent within the allowable award period even though the project ended outside the award period. Work occurred from 2018 to 2020.

Project Benefit    


The CMP emphasizes the need for long-term, intensive monitoring at fixed Life Cycle Monitoring Stations (LCMS) to evaluate the effects of changing ocean conditions on salmonid

populations. The Scott Creek LCMS provides high-quality data on the status and trends of anadromous salmonids and can inform management in addition to advance our understanding of the ecology and dynamics of Coho salmon and steelhead populations in central California watersheds and elsewhere.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Research and Monitoring
  Stream Miles Monitored 14.30 14.30

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$338,880
Report Total:$338,880


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Area Description
Scott Creek LCMS

Location Information

  • Basin: Central California Coastal
  • Subbasin:
  • Watershed:
  • Subwatershed:
  • State: California
  • Recovery Domain: N Central California Coast
  • Latitude: 37.050833
  • Longitude: -122.226667

ESU

  • Central California Coast Coho Salmon ESU
  • Central California Coast Coho Salmon ESU
  • Central California Coast Steelhead DPS
  • Central California Coast 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 379,072.00
    •      . . E.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
      Lower Scott(s) Creek Floodplain and Habitat Enhancement Project Phase II
    •      . . E.0.c
      Project identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
      National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 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 7
    •      . . E.0.d.2
      Name Of Cooperating Organizations.
      Monterey Bay Salmon & Trout Project; Big Creek Lumber Co; Resource Conservation District Santa Cruz County; CDFW; National Marine Fisheries Service, West Coast Region; National Marine Fisheries Service, Southwest Fisheries Science Center; CalPoly
    •      . . E.0.e.1 Number of reports prepared 1
    •      . . E.0.e.2
      Name Of Report
      Kiernan, Joseph et.al. 2019. Summary of Results from the Scott Creek Salmonid Life Cycle Monitoring Station, 2018-2019. University California Santa Cruz. 2NOAA Fisheries, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Fisheries Ecology Division, 110 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    •      . . E.1 MonitoringY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . E.1.a Monitoring funding 379,072.00
      •      . . . . E.1.b.1 Stream Miles Monitored 14.30
      •      . . . . E.1.b.2 Acres of Watershed Area Monitored .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 14.30
      •      . . . . 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 14.30
      •      . . . . E.1.c.4 Redd countsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.4.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for redds 14.30
      •      . . . . E.1.c.5 Carcass countsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.5.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for Carcasses 14.30
      •      . . . . E.1.c.9 Water quantity (flow) monitoringY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . E.1.c.9.a # miles (to nearest 0.01 mile) monitored for water quantity (flow) monitoring .01
        •      . . . . 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. California Department of Fish and Game, Fish Bulletin no. 180. 82 p.