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Salmon/Steelhead in the Bay Area
CEMAR has worked to develop an authoritative technical foundation for
planning the restoration of steelhead trout in the San Franciso Bay Area.
This scientific information is available in our widely-acclaimed report
Historical Distribution and Current Status of Steelhead/Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
in Streams of the San Francisco Estuary, California..
more information about the report.
CEMAR's work on salmonids in the San Francisco Bay area also produced
the authoritative account of coho salmon in the region, which was published
the scientific journal of the California Department of Fish and Game (more
information can be found at
Bay Area Coho Salmon.)
Using this foundation of technical information, CEMAR has recently prepared
the first assessment of the potential for Bay Area watersheds to sustain
steelhead populations. Prepared with support from the
California State Coastal Conservancy,
the goal of this analysis is to assist
Conservancy staff make the most efficient use of public funds targeted
for steelhead restoration. This assessment
(San Francisco Estuary Watersheds Evaluation: Identifying Promising Locations for Steelhead Restoration in Tributaries of the San Francisco Estuary)
has been extensively reviewed by local and regional experts and is now available.
CEMAR is embarking on a project to produce engineering designs
and cost estimates to modify four key barriers to fish migration in the
Bay Area. To learn more, visit the
Estuary Passage Improvement Program