A big congratulations is in order for Dr. Jacob Katz, CalTrout’s Senior Scientist, who was honored by the Sacramento River Preservation Trust with their Founders’ Award. He was the keynote speaker at their ‘State of the Sacramento River’ dinner this November in Chico. Jacob is being recognized for his work with the Nigiri Project, working with farmers in the Central Valley to flood their fields in winter in order to mimic the natural shallow flooding that historically created productive rearing habitats for young fish.
A word from Jacob: “I am honored to be receiving the Sac River Preservation Trust’s Founders’ Award on behalf of CalTrout and our many public and private partners in the Nigiri Project. I look forward to sharing our research and ideas on ways to better manage the Sacramento Valley water for the benefit of people and the environment. California can have both its fish and farms.” We are incredibly proud of Dr. Katz for his innovative and remarkable work!
Thank you to the Sacramento River Preservation Trust for honoring Jacob and CalTrout. The Sac River Preservation Trust serves California to protect, preserve, and enhance the natural and cultural values of the Sacramento River, while also supporting ecologically sound farming practices within the Sacramento River Watershed.
Read a recent op-ed written by Jacob in the SF Chronicle for more on fish and floodplains: “How fish and farms can both survive in California”