Fish passage infrastructure and improvement bill

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MEET THE AUTHORS

Peter Moyle is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology and Associate Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis. He is the author or co-author of over 240 publications, including Inland Fishes of California (2002). He is co-author of the 2017 book, Floodplains: process and management for ecosystem services. His research interests include the conservation of aquatic species, habitats and ecosystems, including salmon; ecology of fish in the San Francisco estuary; ecology of California stream fish; impact of introduced aquatic organisms; and the use of floodplains by fish.

Robert Lusardi is the California Trout / UC Davis Wild and Coldwater Fish researcher who works to lay the foundation for long-term science specific to California Trout’s wild and coldwater fish initiatives. His work bridges the growing divide between academic science and applied conservation policy, ensuring that rapidly developing science informs conservation projects across California. Dr Lusardi resides at the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and works closely with Dr Peter Moyle on numerous projects to help inform California trout conservation policy. His recent research interests include coho salmon on the Shasta River, the ecology of spring-fed volcanic rivers, the conservation and management of indoor trout, and the policy implications of trapping and transport programs for anadromous fish. in California.

Patrick Samuel is the California Trout Conservation Program Coordinator, a position he has held for nearly two years, where he coordinates special research projects for California trout, including the State of Salmonid Report. . Prior to joining CalTrout, he worked with the Fisheries Leadership & Sustainability Forum, a non-profit organization that supports the eight federal regional fisheries management councils across the country. Patrick got his start in the fishery as an undergraduate trainee at NOAA’s Fisheries Protected Resources Division in Sacramento, and in his first field job as a crew member in the Wild Trout Program. and heritage of the California Department of Fish & Wildlife.

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