The Yuba Accord River Management Team will host this year’s Lower Yuba River Fisheries Symposium near the river, and especially for local people who want to know more about salmon and steelhead populations and the habitat that supports them. This is the sixth annual symposium of this type, focused on the Yuba Accord Fisheries Monitoring and Evaluation Program, and this year’s theme is ”What’s Unique About the Yuba River?” The Symposium will be from 8:30am to noon at the Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center on the lower Yuba River. Following presentations, a lunch at the river will allow extended discussions about conditions of habitat and salmon and steelhead populations.
As a signatory to the Yuba Accord, SYRCL has participated in the Yuba Accord’s Monitoring and Evaluation Program. SYRCL’s River Scientist, Gary Reedy, has represented non-governmental organizations on the River Management Team (RMT) for over seven years. At the symposium, Gary Reedy will provide an update on efforts to improve habitat on the lower Yuba River, including the Hammon Bar Riparian Enhancement Project. Dr. Greg Pasternack will present on the geomorphic history and condition of the river. Other members of the RMT and fisheries professionals will present on the monitoring and evaluation projects, including fish passage through the ladders at Daguerre Point Dam and spawning surveys.
The symposium is free and open to the public. This is a great opportunity for questions and answers regarding Yuba River salmon and steelhead. Get more information about the Yuba Accord and the River Management Team at www.yubaaccordrmt.com.