The Nigiri Project is of the most exciting conservation projects that Robbins Rice growers take part in; raising juvenile chinook salmon on flooded rice fields during the winter (post-harvest).
One of RRC's owners, John Brennan, gave a presentation on the project's concept at a Woodland Rotary Club meeting. John was joined by UC Davis scientist, Carson Jeffres, who is one of the main researchers looking at the multiple benefits that floodplains (both natural and managed) provide young salmon on their way down to the Delta.
For more on their presentation and the Nigiri Project please click here.
Other articles featuring the Nigiri Project and the on-going science:
- SF Chronicle: Chinook salmon thrive in flooded-field experiment
- LA Times: Can the Yolo Bypass floodplain be managed to nurture salmon?
- KQED: Young Salmon Get Boost in Delta Rice Fields
- Sac Bee: Flooded rice field tested as salmon nursery in Yolo Bypass
- Davis Enterprise: For fish and rice to thrive in the Yolo Bypass, "just add water"