Come see the floodplain fatties!
You are invited to the Knaggs Ranch Open House to learn about the 2014 floodplain agricultural habitat experiments, a collaborative effort between farmers and researchers to help restore salmon populations by reintroducing young salmon onto winter-flooded rice fields. These “surrogate wetlands” mimic the marsh floodplain rearing habitat formerly used by young salmon, which has been largely eliminated by the development of the Central Valley. The rice ranch is also managed to provide habitat to ducks, geese, raptors, shorebirds and songbirds.
Last year’s experiments documented the fastest growth of juvenile salmon ever recorded in the Central Valley. This year we will be studying how to design fields to decrease predation and increase fish survival.
To find out more please join us on Wednesday morning, March 5th from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Please RSVP to email@example.com. Directions to Knaggs Ranch, just 6 miles NW of Sacramento, will be emailed upon RSVP.
We hope to see you there.
Jacob Katz – CalTrout & John Brennan – Cal Marsh and Farm