Sturgeon Project Work Team

The Sturgeon Project Work Team provides a technical forum to discuss Central Valley sturgeon issues and encourages, facilitates, and coordinates sturgeon monitoring, research, and information dissemination.


juvenile white and green sturgeon being held by a survey crew member aboard a boat
Juvenile white and green sturgeon near Martinez in 1997. CDFW photo by Brad Cavallo
  • Encourage, facilitate, and assist development of research on life history, distribution, population dynamics, abundance, and ecology of Central Valley sturgeon
  • Encourage, facilitate, and assist development of monitoring and research to evaluate the effects of water development/management and other stressors on Central Valley sturgeon
  • Identify research questions and data gaps
  • Provide technical review of sturgeon research, monitoring, and restoration proposals and recommendations on technical issues related to the protection, restoration, and management of sturgeon
  • Promote dissemination of project updates, research results, and current literature among scientists, resource managers, restoration specialists, and constituent organizations