Saving salmon in a changing California


Dr. Peter Moyle lays out a six-point plan for helping salmon adapt to California’s warm future We don’t have to accept a future without salmon, but we need to take action now, says Dr. Peter Moyle, Associate Director at the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences.  He laid out the six steps that the state can take to increase the […]

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Gimme Shelter: How habitat restoration can help improve salmon resiliency to climate change

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Food supplies and temperature refuges are some of the ways habitat restoration can help salmon adapt to climate change, says Dr. Ted Sommer As California’s climate changes, concern grows for the survival of salmon, but research shows that habitat restoration may be one of the key tools for supporting salmon in the years ahead, says Dr. Ted Sommer, DWR’s Lead […]

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Juvenile Chinook challenges in the Central Valley: baked, boiled or bass food?


The predator issue: Just how bad is it? Dr. Sean Hayes discusses the results of recent studies on the San Joaquin Coverage of the California Salmon and Climate Variability Symposium continues with Dr. Sean Hayes, Salmon Ecology Team Leader for NOAA Fisheries, who talked about his latest research into juvenile outmigration survival, in particular, focusing on predation studies on the San Joaquin. […]

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A regional-scale view of climate impacts on California’s salmon habitats

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 Dr. Nathan Mantua discusses how climate change and seasonal weather patterns influence coastal and marine salmon habitats Earlier this fall, the UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute Center for Coastal Ocean Issues and the Delta Science Program convened the California Salmon and Climate Variability Symposium to explore how variable and changing ocean and hydrologic conditions affect Central Valley salmon […]

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Conserving Chinook salmon at the southern end of their range: Challenges and opportunities

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NOAA Fisheries Rachel Johnson opens salmon symposium with a look at the outmigration and life history diversity strategies that have allowed salmon to evolve and survive on California’s highly variable landscape Warming temperatures, changing hydrographs, drought, and other impacts of our changing climate present challenges to the survival of salmon in California. Is there anything that can be done to […]

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Climate change: Perspectives from the next generation

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At the State of the San Francisco Estuary Conference in Oakland last week, one of the standout moments during the opening plenary session was when three local high school students took the stage to tell the adults how they feel about climate change.  What they had to say took most by surprise, bringing the crowd to their feet for a […]

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Secretary John Laird discusses climate change adaptation at Southern California conference

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Secretary John Laird speaks of the administration’s efforts on climate change adaptation, sea level rise, and preparing our water resources for the future The State of the Bay conference is held every five years to address the progress of restoring and protecting the Santa Monica Bay and its resources. The one-day conference, jointly presented by The Bay Foundation, Santa Monica […]

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Adapting to sea level rise and climate change in the San Francisco Bay Area: What can we do?

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Dr. Letitia Grenier and Jeremy Lowe discuss current projects underway to address adapting the San Francisco Bay’s shoreline for sea level rise and climate change With sea level rise projected to be anywhere from 2 feet to 5 feet, many projects in recent years have been focusing on how to adapt the San Francisco Bay’s extensive shoreline.  At the May […]

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Landscape-scale planning for ecological resilience in the Bay and Delta

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Senior Scientist Robin Grossinger discusses the latest research working to develop tools and to understand how to build landscapes resilient to climate change and able to support native species into the future The state of California has set ambitious restoration goals for restoration of the Delta’s ecosystem as embodied in the Delta Plan and other processes.  Even with restoration planned […]

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Tidal marshes: Adapting to sea level rise, carbon sequestration

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Dr. Jim Morris on the mechanisms of how tidal marshes keep pace with sea level rise, and Dr. John Callaway with research on carbon sequestration in the San Francisco Bay’s tidal wetlands Back in the late 1800s as the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta was being reclaimed for agriculture, a somewhat parallel process was happening to the shoreline of the San Francisco […]

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