The numbers are in on salmonids for the 2022-2023 season in the South Fork Eel River! This river is a salmon and steelhead stronghold and represents one of the best opportunities to restore wild fish abundance. To inform our conservation work, CalTrout and our partners use sonar technology to more accurately estimate how many fish are in the system.
How are people around the world interacting with water? On our latest podcast episode, we talk with award-winning journalist Erica Gies about her book “Water Always Wins: Thriving in an Age of Drought and Deluge”. We also bring beavers into the conversation with Nick Bouwes, an aquatic ecologist.
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 federal Environmental Protection Agency released new rules for the regulation of many of the wetlands, streams and seasonal creeks throughout the United States, significantly weakening their protections.
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.
A recent study found a specific chemical often included in car tires to be the likely cause of death in coho salmon returning to urban streams and rivers. CalTrout and our partners are working to find a solution that can work for both cars and fish.
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.