Playing in the dirt?

When looking at soil, the most obvious property is color. Soil color can tell us about the amount of organic matter present, the mineral composition and the Read More…

Sharp bite

Pictured here is an adult male Chinook salmon flashing his sharp teeth while swimming next to an adult female. Although for most of their lives males and Read More…

Feed me!

At first glance, this small rainbow trout looks a little out of place hanging out with adult spawning Chinook. The trout can be seen staying close to Read More…

Stanislaus River Salmon Festival Video

Saturday (November 7) is the first ever Stanislaus River Salmon Festival.The event is intended to celebrate the local salmon fishery, as well as educate and inspire the Read More…

Dam trout

Dams reduce the abundance of wild anadromous fish, such as salmon and steelhead, by cutting off access to historical spawning habitat. Our drive for flood control and Read More…

Big fish have big appetites

This striped bass was captured during seasonal fish abundance monitoring in a Central Valley tributary, and it's not the first one we've captured in this condition over Read More…

Juvenile Chinook Habitat

The onset of spring means juvenile Chinook salmon smolts will begin outmigrating from many west coast salmon streams. These Chinook parr are utilizing submerged vegetation for protection, Read More…