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Knagg’s Ranch Site Visit

Team members consider a candidate field for the project

Event Date: July 17, 2019 and October 15, 2019 Purpose: Visiting and evaluating River Garden Farms and Knagg’s Ranch as candidate field sites for the 2019-20 Salmon Project.

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Fish Surgeries to Insert Micro-transmitters into the Salmon.

surgically inserting tag into a small salmon

Event Date:  April 24, 2019 Purpose:  Now that this fish have grown to taggable size, the UC Davis science team carefully performs a surgical procedure to each fish to insert the micro-transmitters.  This is an acoustical device called a Juvenile Salmon Acoustical Telemetry (JSAT) tag. These JSAT tags will interact with an array of special…

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Deployment of Last Cages and Telemetry Fish Introduction into Cages

protective cages prepared for deployment into the flooded fields

Event Date:  March 14, 2019 Purpose:  Last phase of work to place protective cages out in the flooded bypass (due to the regional bypass flooding) and the introduction of the last of the young salmon that will be specially tagged to allow researchers to monitor their journey towards the Golden Gate.  They will be tagged…

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Deploying Protective Cages for Telemetry Fish

fish cages being transported to the shoreline

Event Date:  March 4, 2019 Purpose:  Placing protective cages out in the flooded bypass (due to the bypass rice fields being extensively flooded in 2019) to prepare for the introduction of juvenile salmon that will receive special telemetry tags enabling researchers to track their progress towards the Pacific Ocean.  They will then grow to a…

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Andrew L. Rypel, Ph.D.

Andrew L. Rypel, Ph.D.

Andrew L. Rypel, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology at UC Davis, the Peter B. Moyle and California Trout Endowed Chair in coldwater fish ecology, and an associate director at the Center for Watershed Sciences.  His research lab is geared towards understanding effects of ecological change on fish…

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Paul Buttner

Paul Buttner

Paul Buttner is Project Manager, and has served as Manager of Environmental Affairs at the California Rice Commission since 2001 leading wildlife conservation. He has nearly 30 years of environmental resources management and public policy experience. He previously worked at Resource Management International and Cargill.

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