Tour the Santa Margarita River with CalTrout and Pechanga Tribe



Peter Moyle is Emeritus Professor Emeritus of the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology and Associate Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis. He has authored or co-authored over 240 publications, including Inland Fishes of California (2002). He is co-author of the 2017 book, Floodplains: processes and management of ecosystem services. His research interests include the conservation of aquatic species, habitats and ecosystems, including salmon; fish ecology of the San Francisco estuary; fish ecology of California streams; 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. His work bridges the growing gap between academic science and applied conservation policy, ensuring that rapidly developing science informs conservation projects throughout 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 volcanically fed rivers, the conservation and management of inland trout, and the policy implications of anadromous fish capture and transport programs in California. .

Patrick Samuel is the Conservation Program Coordinator for California Trout, a position he has held for nearly two years, where he coordinates special research projects for California trout, including the State of salmonids. Prior to joining CalTrout, he worked with the Fisheries Leadership & Sustainability Forum, a nonprofit organization that supports the eight Federal Regional Fisheries Management Councils across the country. Patrick got his start in fishing as an undergraduate intern at the NOAA Fisheries Protected Resources Division in Sacramento, and in his first field work as a crew member of the California Department of Fish & Wildlife.


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