This 24" steelhead male was collected on his way out of the upper Sonoma Creek watershed as part of CEMAR's outmigrant trapping program.
Steelhead are currently in San Francisquito Creek! Video by Doug Rundle.
CEMAR has released its February newsletter. If you missed it, click here to see the letter and if you wish to subscribe to the newsletter follow the intstructions at the bottom of the newsletter.
Salmon have been spotted in Grape Creek, in Dry Creek Valley!
Modifications to a culvert on San Anselmo Creek (just below Center Boulevard) are finished. CEMAR's design recommendations include a series of raised baffles and step pools to slow streamflow and improve migrating conditions for fish on this tributary to Corte Madera Creek in Marin County (Photo Courtesy of Sandy Guldman, Friends of Corte Madera Creek). The Before Picture can be seen here.
And here's another! The City of San Jose completed modifications, based on CEMAR's analysis and conceptual designs, to a migration barrier in Upper Penitencia Creek (tributary of Coyote Creek) near the Youth Science Institute in Alum Rock Park (Photo courtesy Mike McClintock, Alum Rock Park). The Before Picture can be seen here.
CEMAR's Executive Director Andrew Gunther has been selected to be part of team working on a grant from the Kresge Foundation to develop plans for adaptation to climate change in the Bay Area. The team will examine issues related to development and use of scientific information, social equity, and governance structure.
Steelhead trout will have an easier time returning to Corte Madera Creek in Marin County with the modification of a large culvert in San Anselmo. The original engineering designs for this modification (and four others in the Bay Area) were developed through CEMAR's Passage Improvement Program with support from the California State Coastal Conservancy, the Giles and Elyse Mead Foundation, and the Bella Vista Foundation.
CEMAR Executive Director Andrew Gunther co-convened a symposium at the North American Congress of the Society for Conservation Biology entitled Science as a Second Language: Getting Science Used by Policymakers, Practitioners, and the Public. Dr. Gunther spoke at the symposium (held on July 17th in Oakland) regarding the need for scientists to with policymakers and practitioners to encourage informed decision making, using the Bay Area Ecosystems Climate Change Consortium as an example.
CEMAR is committed to the use of scientific information for the sustainable management of ecosystems for future generations.
The term ecosystem management does not mean we can understand, measure, and control all factors that influence ecosystems. Instead, ecosystem management means that we must develop and implement policies and actions that recognize the interconnectedness of the natural world where our society's political and management boundaries are irrelevant.