Fish Rehabilitation

LITTLE HASTINGS ISLAND CONSERVATION BANK — ANALYSIS OF REHABILITATION MEASURES FOR THREATENED AND ENDANGERED FISH SPECIES

In connection with the proposed Little Hastings Island Conservation Bank in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, AAR is evaluating restoration measures that would provide additional habitat for Threatened and Endangered fish species and Fish Species of Special Concern. Fish species of interest include: Central Valley steelhead; Central Valley Chinook salmon; delta smelt; North American green sturgeon; longfin smelt; Sacramento splittail; white sturgeon; and, river lamprey

PILARCITAS CREEK WATERSHED — STEELHEAD REHABILITATION

To determine whether or not additional reservoir releases would enhance steelhead habitat in Pilarcitos Creek in Half Moon Bay, California, AAR conducted a rehabilitation feasibility study for the San Francisco Water Department. Tasks included: (1) Analysis of existing habitat and water quality conditions for steelhead and resident rainbow trout; (2) Analysis to determine what flow releases would provide suitable habitat conditions; and, (3) Recommendations for rehabilitation.

CORTE MADERA CREEK WATERSHED — STEELHEAD REHABILITATION

As part of a project to improve the steelhead population in the Corte Madera Creek Watershed that flows into San Francisco Bay, AAR conducted watershed-based fishery resource studies, including: (1) Fish habitat and population surveys; and, (2) Water temperature and water quality monitoring. Based on the results of the analyses, AAR prepared a Fishery Resources Technical Report that included a Steelhead Trout Rehabilitation Plan for the Watershed.

ALHAMBRA CREEK WATERSHED — STEELHEAD REHABILITATION

To determine the feasibility of improving the steelhead population in the Alhambra Creek Watershed, AAR performed the following Tasks for the Urban Creeks Council (Berkeley, California): (1) Conducted habitat and population surveys; and, (2) Provided rehabilitation measures.

CODORNICES CREEK — STEELHEAD REHABILITATION

To determine the viability of improving the steelhead population in Codornices Creek, AAR assessed fishery resources conditions for the Urban Creeks Council (Berkeley, California). AAR provided the following: (1) Fish habitat surveys; (2) Water temperatures monitoring; (3) Urban Creeks Fishery Resources Guide; (4) Creek Monitoring Plan for Codornices Creek; and, (5) The design of a GIS database for the UCC.

WALKER CREEK WATERSHED — SALMON AND TROUT REHABILITATION

In conjunction with a number of restoration activities in the Walker Creek Watershed, AAR conducted a salmonid restoration project in Walker Creek, a creek that flows into Tomales Bay, California. Tasks included: (1) Stream habitat and population assessments; and, (2) Steelhead Rehabilitation Plan.

ARROYO CORTE MADERA DEL PRESIDIO WATERSHED — STEELHEAD REHABILITATION

To assess the feasibility of improving the steelhead population to the creeks in Mill Valley, California, AAR undertook studies that included: (1) Fish habitat and population assessments; and; (2) A Steelhead Restoration Plan.

SUSCOL CREEK — STEELHEAD REHABILITATION

AAR designed and managed a steelhead restoration project in Suscol Creek, a tributary to the Napa River. The project included: (1) Stream habitat and population assessments; (2) Water temperature monitoring; and, (3) Steelhead Rehabilitation Plan.

PIETA CREEK WATERSHED — SALMON AND TROUT REHABILITATION

In an effort to improve steelhead conditions in the Pieta Creek Watershed, the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District contracted with AAR to conduct a salmon and trout rehabilitation project. The project included: (1) Fish habitat and population surveys; (2) Water quality monitoring; (3) Erosion surveys and erosion control measures; and, (4) Analysis, reports of results, and recommendations for rehabilitation.

U.S. BUREAU OF RECLAMATION PROGRAMMATIC EIS FOR THE CENTRAL VALLEY IMPROVEMENT ACT (Montgomery Watson, Sacramento, CA)

As part of the Bureau’s Programmatic EIS for the Central Valley Improvement Act, AAR reviewed and analyzed past, present, and proposed anadromous fish restoration projects for the entire Central Valley.