The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is pursuing a new marine sanctuary in Central California to be managed in partnership with the Chumash Tribe. CalTrout encourages you to support the Northern Chumash Tribal Council’s originally nominated boundary.
Last year, for the first time in over fifty years, Chinook salmon and steelhead were able to access the upper Alameda Creek watershed. Soon, these fish will be able to consistently swim even further upstream. CalTrout recently was invited to lead a barrier removal project in Sunol Valley to open more than 20 miles of stream to fish.
Across the state, fish, wildlife, and people are dependent on infrastructure for habitat, drinking water, and electricity – but at times, as witnessed on August 10 at Butte Creek, infrastructure fails. What would happen if we took a step back and let our watersheds return to their natural state? Nature-based solutions can offer an alternative solution to our infrastructure-impacted waterways.
The Bull Creek watershed has incredible potential to support endangered salmonids – but the conditions in the creek are not yet quite right. Soon, completion of a restoration project on the Hamilton Reach of Bull Creek will change this giving existing South Fork Eel River watershed coho populations the chance to migrate through.
On the South Fork of the Scott River, a tributary to the Klamath, CalTrout and partners are beginning the fourth phase of a restoration project to reconnect the stream to its natural floodplain and improve cold water rearing habitat for Klamath Basin fish.
The Malibu Creek Ecosystem Restoration Project will remove Rindge Dam and restore a key watershed. To imagine possibilities for an interpretive site, CalTrout reached out to the UCLA Extension Landscape Architecture Program.
History is being made right now on the Klamath River. By the end of 2024, four Klamath River dams will be removed — the largest dam removal and river restoration project in U.S. history. We talk with Amy Cordalis, a member of the Yurok tribe, and Mark Bransom of the Klamath River Renewal Corporation about this monumental river restoration.
County water agencies and a tribal government announced a last-minute conceptual plan for how a trans-basin water diversion from the Eel River to the Russian River watershed might be continued after the Pacific Gas & Electric Company removes two century-old dams on the upper Eel River.