Check out this January 2018 series of videos capturing salmon and steelhead in Russian River tributaries. Videos include footage from California Sea Grant Russian River Coho Monitoring Program as well as from RETU Board Member Charlie Schneider.
The Russian River drains 1,485 square miles, including much of Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, and is home to endangered coho and threatened Chinook salmon and steelhead trout. The Russian River had in the past healthy coho and steelhead runs and a reputation as an excellent fly fishing destination. Coho salmon populations have plummeted and are now under severe pressure.
Many terrific agencies and organizations are working to restore this iconic watershed. See below for just a few of many resources to check out, to learn more about this watershed and the work to support it.
For More Information
- California Sea Grant Russian River Coho Monitoring Project
- North Coast Coho Project: Trout Unlimited Fish Passage Projects
- NOAA: Habitat Focus Area
- Russian Riverkeeper
- Russian River Watershed Association Interactive Map
- North Coast Resource Partnership
- Fish Friendly Farming
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