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- Wild. Trout. Waters.
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August 28, 2018
Thanks to your voices, the Climate Resiliency bill AB 2528, championed by CalTrout, has passed the House and the Senate and is moving on to Governor Brown for signature. AB2528 will help California work towards building an effective climate resiliency strategy by “protecting the best” — Sierra meadows, Mt. Shasta area springs and other important areas like estuaries and strongholds.
Original post from April 19th, 2018:
California’s best remaining watersheds offer us a significant opportunity to secure our future water supply in the face of climate change, yet these areas are often under researched and under protected. The Sierra Nevada mountains, for example, provide 60% of California’s developed water supply, yet nearly half of the high mountain meadows that capture and store snowmelt and rainwater are severely degraded.
CalTrout and partners have been hard at work in the Capitol helping to create and champion legislation that protects California’s most vital source water areas. We are pleased to report that Assembly Bill (AB) 2528, a measure that incorporates four important state watersheds in California’s Climate Adaptation Strategy report, passed the Assembly of Natural Resources on April 16th. AB 2528, authored by Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), will help the state create more climate resilient habitats and protect the state’s largest estuaries and most pristine river systems.
We called upon our followers earlier this month to contact their Assemblymembers in support of AB 2528. Over 100 letters were signed and mailed! THANK YOU for taking action.
In the bill, four watershed zones have been identified as ‘habitat resilience areas’- salmon and steelhead strongholds, spring-fed source watersheds, mountain meadows, and estuaries. By adding these zones, the bill would require the Natural Resources Agency to research the importance of these resilient watershed areas in its next Climate Adaptation Strategy.
For more on AB 2528, read the Press Release from Assemblymember Bloom’s office:
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CalTrout was recently part of an epic event celebrating outdoor recreation, the 2018 Pursuit Series at Bear Valley, and it was a blast! The weekend was essentially “summer camp for adults” where participants moved from one fun activity to the next: hiking, mountain biking, climbing, stand-up paddle boarding, camp cooking, fly fishing, and many more, with expert instruction and gear provided. Adventurers from 29 states from as far away as New York and Hawaii, most new to the outdoor scene, gathered at Bear Valley.
CalTrout and Tenkara USA led the fly casting lessons plus fly and knot tying. We made a ton of new friends who are now stoked on fly fishing and have a new understanding of CalTrout’s mission to protect California’s native fish and cold, clean waters.
CalTrout also hosted a brown bag lunch seminar on SOURCE waters, educating the 50 attendees about the vital role alpine meadows serve in California’s water supply. They also learned about native inland trout, the threats they face, and the work CalTrout is doing to protect fish and their waters and how it benefits all Californians. The presentation was led by the Tracey Diaz, Mike Wier, and Megan Nguyen who make up the Communications team.
Huge thanks to our instructors, CalTrout’s Mike Wier, and Mike Willis and TJ Ferreira from Tenkara USA. Also special thanks to George Revel of Lost Coast Outfitters (LCO), San Francisco’s premiere and only fly shop, for providing the knot and fly tying kits. LCO is a great place for anyone in the Bay Area interested in getting fly fishing gear or further fly/knot tying instructions and George has a wealth of knowledge about all things fly fishing related. And thank you to The Outbound Collective for partnering with us as your non-profit sponsor. Congrats on executing such a rad event! Can’t wait for the next one.
Photos by Mike Wier and Megan Nguyen.
Please be advised that beginning September 1, flows in the Pit 3 Reach will range between 2,000 to 2,400 cfs, depending on inflows into Lake Britton. This will last through October 2018. For reference, normal flows from Pit 3 Dam during this time reach a maximum of 560 cfs. This will impact angling and boating opportunities in the Pit 3 Reach. Please exercise caution if you plan to be near the Pit 3 Reach during this time and be safe.
Please also note, there will be increased traffic and heavy machinery on the Pit River Canyon Road during this time. The Pit River Canyon Road will remain open during this repair work; however, there will be temporary traffic control in place during project mobilization to access the tailrace with material.
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Why do fish folk care about forest health? At CalTrout we believe wholeheartedly in the connectivity of natural systems.
June Mountain is in the Rush Creek watershed that feeds the iconic Mono Lake and delivers critical drinking water to the City of Los Angeles via the L.A. Aqueduct. For the last 10 years, the June Mountain area has been hit hard by Mountain Pine Beetle. With an estimated 70% mortality in much of the forest, the dead trees pose a threat of high severity wildfire to the community of June Lake and the hundreds of thousands of people who recreate there.
June is a destination vacation getaway where fishing, camping, and skiing make up the entire economy. We know that unhealthy, overstocked forests lead to high severity fires that are difficult, if not impossible, to contain and high fires are hard on fish. High severity fires combined with steep slopes (ideal for ski areas) can deliver heavy sediment loads to small mountain streams creating catastrophic effects to downstream aquatic life and significantly reducing water storage capacity of reservoirs.
Fire is identified as one of the top anthropogenic threats to inland species. They have the potential to wipe out entire populations through direct mortality, sedimentation and siltation of habitat, and destruction of riparian habitat, especially for species with very limited ranges. Climate change is likely to increase the risk of more frequent and intense fires throughout California in the future.
Wildfires are a natural component of California’s landscape. However, fire suppression, coupled with climate change, has made modern fires more frequent, severe and catastrophic. The transition from relatively frequent under story fires to less frequent, but catastrophic, crown fires can have a severe impact on fish habitat and wipe out populations with narrow habitat ranges.
CalTrout has partnered with the Inyo National Forest and the Mammoth Mountain Ski area to proactively address this forest health issue at June Mountain.
Stay tuned for project progress updates.
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