Walker Creek Outreach & Education Program

Walker Creek Outreach & Education Program

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Project Goal:

Work with partners to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards through stream study focused on watershed health and endangered coho salmon recovery at Walker Creek Ranch in Marin County.


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Project Stages

Data Collection

Training & Coordination

Planning

Implementation

Monitoring

Estimated Completion Date:
Ongoing

Region:

Project Funders

Robert Spotswood Memorial Fund

Adobe Foundation

Marin County Fish & Game Commission

Private funds

Fish Affected:

Project Description

The Walker Creek Outreach and Education Program is a partnership between California Trout, Walker Creek Ranch Outdoor School and Conference Center, Marin County Office of Education, and UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences. Over the past four years, CalTrout has been working with partners to establish stream temperature, habitat, and salmon migration monitoring to better understand the endangered coho salmon population in Walker Creek. This year, we have supported initiation of salmon-focused curriculum for students attending the Outdoor School in Winter 2023 as the focal point for creek field studies by providing scientific equipment, training, educational resources, and support. We are excited for students to be welcomed back to the Ranch after two years of closures and look to use the information they collect to help inform ongoing management, monitoring, research, and restoration at Walker Creek Ranch.

Project Partners:

Walker Creek Ranch Outdoor School & Conference Center

UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences

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