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Shasta River Coho

Field work on the Shasta River


December 2011 - April 2014


The purpose of this contract was to identify areas where juvenile coho salmon were rearing and document how the used habitat and responded to changing conditions throughout their residence in the Shasta River.
Identify life history patterns and identify the proportion of tagged fish that exhibited those tactics.
Estimate summer survival of tagged juvenile coho salmon and compare estimates among spatially, temporally or behaviorally different tag groups.
Estimate survival of smolts over river segments as they migrated from rearing areas out of the Shasta River in the spring of 2012.
Document and compare growth of physically recaptured individuals from various rearing habitats.

Research Products and Activities


  • Adams, C. A. 2013. Survival and movement of juvenile coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in the Shasta River, California. 79 pp.Download  | 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 701

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4260



  • Margaret WilzbachPrincipal Investigator
  • Christopher AdamsStudent

Funding Agencies

  • California Trout, INC


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey