The foundation of the award-winning Lower Yuba River Accord is the Fisheries Agreement. In addition to improving salmon and steelhead habitat along 24 miles of the lower Yuba River, the fisheries agreement established a $6 million River Management Fund, financed by Yuba Water Agency. The River Management Team (RMT) was also established to guide the expenditures of these funds, which include 500,000 each year for studies.
Research Program and State-of-the-Art Monitoring
Focused on science, the RMT has developed a large active research program and a state-of-the-art monitoring and evaluation program for the lower Yuba River. Guided by the RMT, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission staff perform a suite of fish population data collection activities to study adult upstream migration, spawning, juvenile rearing and out-migration life stages of Chinook salmon and steelhead. Additional RMT activities include the identification of potential habitat restoration and enhancement measures in the river.