With many Californians focusing on the lack of water in the state so far this year, at least one group is focusing on some of the fish that live in local rivers. The Sierra Stream Institute has been actively monitoring and working on salmon habitat restoration in Deer Creek between Lake Wildwood and the South Yuba River. Training Program Coordinator, Rachel Durben and River Scientist Justin Wood are involved with the project and will share results of their efforts at a presentation at Sierra College on February 11.
Click here to listen to Rachel Durben
Justin Wood says that the project involves three main tasks. The first is to add gravel to the river to enhance spawning grounds. The second is to remove non-native plants in the watershed and reintroduce native plants. The third task is to work with Lake Wildwood Management in order to control water releases from the reservoir and other actors caused by the dam.
Click here to listen to Justin Wood
To hear more about the success of the project you can attend the “Bringing Back The Salmon to Deer Creek” presentation at Sierra College Nevada County Campus on Tuesday February 11 from 6:30 -7:30 in the Multipurpose Center Room N-12.