Pacific Lamprey Passage Assessment Database Project

Principal Investigator(s): Stewart Reid (Western Fishes) and Damon Goodman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (AFWO; Pacific Lamprey Conservation Initiative).

Cooperators: PAD – Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), and the Forum’s Science and Data Committee.

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to develop a standard PAD barrier assessment for Pacific Lamprey that would complement existing assessments focused on salmonids. Pacific Lamprey fields in PAD would allow use of FISHPass to prioritize barrier removal to aid Pacific Lamprey restoration efforts throughout California.

Project Description: Develop both historical and current Pacific lamprey GIS distribution layers in California, define Pacific lamprey data-specific fields for barriers, facilitate standardization of barrier assessments (including modifying existing PAD standard barrier assessment sheets and/or creating new Pacific lamprey-specific forms), and develop a plan to complete Pacific lamprey passage assessments in California.