Lazy days of summer?
A word from CalTrout’s ED, Curtis Knight
Summertime. Long days, warm nights. A time to breathe, spend a little time relaxing and recharging…or not.
July is the start of CalTrout’s fiscal year so, as you can imagine it’s a busy time—assessing the year that was, setting priorities for the year ahead. It may sound boring, but for us it’s an energizing and uplifting time because you have helped us achieve substantial milestones this year. Our impact is growing, led by large-scale, ground-breaking projects throughout California.
On the North Coast, our focus remains on the Eel River, where we are actively engaged in PG&E’s effort to relicense two dams on the Eel River– the Potter Valley Project. We submitted our research on salmon and steelhead habitat above the upper most dam (over 200 miles of steelhead habitat!). In our Shasta/Klamath region, we’re studying spring source waters to ensure their protection as well as wrapping up our three-year restoration of Hat Creek. In the Central Valley, we’re continuing to lead floodplain restoration projects and influence the way water is managed in the state. And in the Sierra region, we are leading the Sierra Meadows Partnership to scale up meadow restoration throughout the Sierra.
What have you been up to this summer? Consider showing us by entering pictures of your adventures in our annual photo contest for the chance to win some great prizes.
I hope you’ve been able to embrace the lazy days of summer and enjoy all that California has to offer.