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Sierra College at the Nevada County Campus begins a new Sierra Science Lecture Series with a detailed look at the spawning grounds in Deer Creek, titled: Evaluating the Effects of Spawning Bed Enhancement on Salmon Habitat, Water Quality, and Benthic Communities in Deer Creek, Nevada County, CA
This presentation and discussion will be held on Tuesday evening, February 11, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, in the Multipurpose Center, building, N-12. Rachel Durben, Sierra Streams Institute Training Program Coordinator will lead the discussion.
Durban says attendees will learn about threats to salmon other than drought.
After three years of gravel augmentation, a five-fold increase in salmon redds (nests) has been observed in Deer Creek at the confluence with the Yuba River.
Durband says the fall run is in pretty good shape but our spring run is threatened.
Rachel Durben is the Training Program Coordinator at Sierra Streams Institute. She holds a B.S. in Zoology and an M.S. in Biology from Northern Arizona University, and has extensive research and education experience.
This presentation is free, and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. The Nevada County Campus is located at 250 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945. There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking permits are available for purchase at the dispenser located at the main campus entrance.