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Fisheries

Marin Water Fisheries staff using equipment to monitor salmon populations in Lagunitas Creek

Fisheries

Marin Water’s fisheries program is widely recognized as a leader in the area of salmon conservation. We are committed to the conservation of the native aquatic species on our watershed. We have comprehensive programs to monitor the different salmon populations and enhance their natural habitats.

Lagunitas Creek is a spawning and rearing ground for endangered coho salmon and steelhead trout. We collaborate with other downstream land management agencies to restore habitats and fisheries, to preserve what is now one of the largest remaining population of Central California Coast coho salmon.

Visit the Leo T. Cronin fish viewing area to see salmon during spawning season, from December through January. The shallow water upstream of the parking lot is consistently one of the busiest spawning areas in Lagunitas Creek. You might even see them jumping up a small waterfall!

For more information on the salmon population on the watershed, our habitat restoration work, and additional resources, click on the links below.

Resources

Reports

2018 Adult Smolt Juvenile
2019 Adult Smolt Juvenile
2020 Adult Smolt Juvenile

 

Lagunitas Creek Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Overview

The Lagunitas Creek Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is a collaborative, multi-party forum that provides its members the opportunity to leverage resources to implement programs and projects that will provide multiple benefits for water resources in the Lagunitas Creek watershed. The TAC serves as the information-sharing forum for its members on fisheries, water quality and ecosystem restoration issues in the Lagunitas Creek watershed, and the TAC offers advice to all of its members on optimal approaches to benefit the environment of the watershed.

Meeting Notes