South Coast Region

 

South Coast

 
Bay AreaCentral CaliforniaNorth CoastMt. Shasta/KlamathSierra HeadwatersSouth Coast

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Regional Goal

Leverage CalTrout’s sustained presence in SoCal to increase awareness of state water issues amongst Southern California legislators, establish legal precedent on important statewide fish and water issues, establish CalTrout as a leader on state/local fish and water issues, and empower local groups to restore Southern steelhead habitat. Select a dot on the map to learn about each of our initiatives and their projects in this regions.

Region Director: Sandra Jacobson, Ph.D.

Sandra is the South Coast Steelhead Coalition Coordinator working with Coalition participants to recover endangered steelhead and restore their habitat in Southern California. Sandra brings to this conservation effort a background in experimental and applied biology, strategic planning and project management in academics and industrial R&D, most recently in the renewable fuels sector. With a doctorate in genetics and a penchant toward science-based conservation, Sandra worked as project manager of the collaborative large-scale trout population genetic study completed in 2014 to identify native trout populations of coastal steelhead lineage in Southern California. She now works with Coalition partners to preserve and expand these remnant populations.

Projects in the South Coast Region

ASAT Tool developed

Restore Estuaries

Aquatic Species Assessment Tool (ASAT)

The Aquatic Species Assessment Tool (ASAT) will provide an integrated quantitative framework for assessing the impact of management actions on salmonids and other sensitive species that depend on the...

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Removal of an identified fish passage barrier and reconnect approx. 12 miles of high quality Steelhead habitat

Reconnect Habitat

Harvey Diversion Fish Passage

The goal of the project is restore passive fish passage at this location and stabilize sediment transport through this reach.

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Access to 12 miles of upstream habitat, and restores over 1 acre of stream at the project site.

Reconnect Habitat

Santa Margarita River – Sandia Creek Fish Passage

The proposed bridge replacement project on the Santa Margarita River at Sandia Creek Drive removes a high priority fish passage barrier, improves trail user experience and safety, protects the public...

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~30 acres of Santa Clara River floodplain/riparian restored

Reconnect Habitat

Santa Clara River Floodplain Restoration

Restoration of floodplain processes by focusing on the removal of non-native, invasive plants and revegetation with native species to reestablish critical habitat for sensitive species and riparian...

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Removal of barrier opens up access to 15 miles of upstream spawning / rearing habitat in Trabuco Creek.

Reconnect Habitat

I-5 Trabuco Creek Fish Passage Project

The main goal of this project is to enable steelhead passage through this total barrier at the Interstate 5 bridge array on Trabuco Creek and provide access to 15 miles of upstream high quality...

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Restore 8.5 miles of aquatic habitat on Malibu Creek and 9.5 miles Cold Creek

Reconnect Habitat

Rindge Dam Removal

Remove an outdated dam in Malibu Creek canyon, a high priority steelhead recovery river with designated critical habitat for steelhead. This dam has reduced water storage capacity and poses a...

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31.8 miles of Steelhead habitat opened and restoration of in-stream flows

Reconnect Habitat

Matilija Dam Removal

Support the Matilija Coalition, Ventura County Watershed Protection District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in securing funding to finalize a dam removal design and associated re-evaluation of...

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Integrate Wild Fish & Working Landscapes

Southern Steelhead Coalitions

CalTrout leads two Southern California steelhead coalition with the goal to augment and in some cases re-establish stable steelhead populations in designated high priority rivers of Southern...

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Increased native rainbow trout numbers, decreased non-native aquatic species such as bullhead

Integrate Wild Fish & Working Landscapes

Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve Steelhead Habitat Improvement

This project will improve steelhead habitat in the Santa Margarita River through non-native aquatic species removal, invasive vegetation removal and sediment reduction.

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Increased native rainbow trout numbers, decreased non-native aquatic species such as bullhead

Protect the Best

Native Rainbow Trout Protection

The management of non-native aquatic species addressees a major threat to the survival of native trout. Management is arduous and expensive, but worth the long-term investment to clear prime habitat...

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Increased native rainbow trout numbers, decreased non-native aquatic species such as bullhead

Protect the Best

WF San Luis Rey Native Trout Protection

The goal of this project is to protect one of the last and most southern native rainbow trout populations of steelhead lineage in Pacific coast of United States.

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reduction in non-native aquatic species in main stem of San Mateo Creek

Protect the Best

San Mateo Creek Non-Native Removal

The goal of this project is to remove non-native species that are detrimental to native trout survival in San Mateo Creek, in federally designated critical habitat for endangered Southern California...

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removal of three fish passage barriers

Protect the Best

Sespe Creek Restoration at Rose Valley Lakes

To develop an alternative analysis for the restoration of Southern California steelhead in the Rose Valley Lakes System and Sespe Creek Watershed.

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