WILD NAPA ~ Salmon & Trout ~ Feb 8

Get to know Napa County’s wild creatures with our monthly lecture series

When: 2nd Wednesdays, 7 pm

Where: Napa Main Library, 580 Coombs St, Napa ~ Magazine Area

Cost: Free. Please note that voluntary donations are solicited via a donation basket. All donations gathered at WILD NAPA go towards speaker fees and coordination time associated with WILD NAPA.

Sponsors: RCD, Watershed Information & Conservation Council, Friends of the Napa River, Napa Valley Vintners, Carolyn Parr Nature Center, and Napa County Library

February 8 ~ Salmon & Trout 

Jonathan Koehler, Napa Resource Conservation District

Steelhead and Chinook salmon are born in freshwater, migrate to the ocean, and return to freshwater as adults to spawn. The Napa River is home to both of these fish species and their presence and health informs us of how healthy our streams and environment are. Many groups and individuals are actively involved in efforts to help these species continue to exist and thrive in Napa. Napa RCD’s Senior Biologist, Jonathan Koehler, will touch on the life cycle of these fish, local efforts to restore their habitat, and results of monitoring them in our watershed.



Up Next ~ 

March 8 Freshwater Shrimp, with Scott Cressey

April 12  Oak Galls, with Mary Hansen, Wasp Galls Article  

May 10 Skunks, with Dr. Jennifer Hunter

Previous Lectures 

2015 ~

August 12 – River otters

Megan Isadore, The River Otter Ecology Project

September 9 – Beavers

Kate Lundquist, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

October 14 – Mountain Lions

Zara McDonald, Felidae Conservation Fund

November 18 – Raptors

Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County

December 10 – Steelhead & Salmon

Jonathan Koehler, Napa County RCD

2016 ~

January 13 – Where the Wild Things Are

Michelle Halbur, Pepperwood Preserve 

February 10 – Manzanitas, Animals, and Fire

Tom Parker, San Francisco State University

March 9 – Big Year of Birding

Wendy Schackwitz, Napa-Solano Audubon 

April 13 – Owls

Trinka Marris, Hungry Owl Project

May 11 – Bats

Corky Quirk, NorCal Bats

June 8 – Western Pond Turtle

Matthew Bettelheim, (bio)accumulation 

July 13 – California Native Bees

Gordon Frankie, Urban Bee Lab, UC Berkeley

August 10 – Iconic Cats

Quinton Martins, Audubon Canyon Ranch

September 14 – Napa River Wildlife & Restoration 

Shaun Horne & Jeremy Sarrow, Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District

October 12 – The World of Lichens 

Shelly Bensen, California Lichen Society

November 9 – Dragonflies

Kathy Biggs, Southwest Dragonflies

December 14 – Lampreys

Dr. Stewart Reid, Western Fishes ~ Lamprey Program

2017 ~

January 11 – Living with Coyotes 

Keli Hendricks, Project Coyote