California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Fish & Water Monitoring

Several proposals sought funds for baseline monitoring of salmon populations' status and trends or of water flows in the ERP's Sacramento Region. The Selection Panel and the PSP's Technical Panel concluded that this monitoring was not well suited to evaluating the outcome of ecosystem restoration actions, which was the focus of the proposal solicitation package. The Selection Panel nevertheless recognizes that this monitoring is of great utility in assessing status and trends of some priority salmon species' populations in the upper Sacramento River basin and of waters on which they depend. The Selection Panel recognizes the value of these data for status and trends analyses, management activities such as setting take limits, and for ongoing modeling efforts. The Selection Panel encourages funding of these activities through other appropriate means.