We’re thinking about fish management in a new way with our Fish Food on Floodplain Farm Fields project led by Jacob Katz, CalTrout’s Senior Scientist. In the Central Valley, more than two thousand miles of state and federal levees have disconnected 95% of historical floodplain wetlands from their river channels. The once-productive bug buffet that grew on the floodplains is no longer accessible to fish. We’re working on how to get that food back to the starved river system so fish can thrive once again.
Thanks to California Rice Commission for producing this excellent video.
How Rice Fields Can Help Sustain California Salmon from California Trout on Vimeo.