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Steelhead Project Work Team

The Steelhead Project Work Team encourages, facilitates, and coordinates steelhead monitoring, research, and information dissemination, and provides a technical forum for Central Valley steelhead.

Objectives of the team include:

  • Encourage, facilitate, and assist development of research on life history, distribution, population dynamics, abundance, and ecology of Central Valley steelhead.
  • Encourage, facilitate, and assist development of monitoring and research to evaluate the effects of water development/management and other stressors on Central Valley steelhead.
  • Provide technical review of steelhead research, monitoring, and restoration proposals.
  • Encourage information exchange and standardized methods of data collection and reporting among agencies and individuals.
  • Promote dissemination of project updates, research results, and current literature among scientists, resource managers, restoration specialists, and constituent organizations.

Team members currently include staff from the California Departments of Fish and Wildlife and Water Resources, East Bay Municipal Utility District, National Marine Fisheries Service, Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The team meets approximately semi-annually.

Meeting notes of the USRM Project Work Team are available in MS Word format.

Contact Information:
Jonathan Nelson, CDFW
Phone: (916) 445-4506

George Edwards, CDFW
Phone: (916) 324-3616