CalTrout’s Nigiri Project is in full swing. The fish are in the fields and another year of the study is underway. Join us on Knaggs Ranch for an open house on Friday, February 26th between 1 – 4 p.m.
For the first time, the agricultural floodplain habitat experiment will compare food web productivity and fish growth in three different kinds of river habitat. As in years past, for the course of the experiment, a group of juvenile Chinook salmon will be raised on flooded rice field in Yolo Bypass. This year, a second group will be held in pens floating in the Bypass’ agricultural canal and a third group will be held in floating pens in the nearby Sacramento River. The experiment began February 19 and fish will be released after approximately four weeks.
Join us and learn, first hand, how your support is helping to ensure Central Valley Chinook will be around for generations to come.
To read the full Sacramento Bee article, click here.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendees will drive directly to Knaggs Ranch. See directions below.
From the Bay Area:
Take I-80 East to CA-113 North (Woodland)
Exit onto CA-113 North (signs for Woodland) continue for 11 miles
Take Exit 37 for Main St toward Downtown/Woodland
Turn Right onto E Main St., continue for 1.1 miles
Turn Left onto County Rd. 102, continue for 4 miles
Turn Right onto County Rd 17 and continue 2.5 miles past the No Trespassing sign and up on to the levee
Turn Right onto the levee and continue 2 miles until you reach blue container beneath white windmill at Knaggs Ranch
Parking is available beside the blue container Knaggs Ranch
Take I-5 North
Take Exit 536 for County Rd 102 (just before Woodland)
Turn Right onto County Rd 102 and continue for 4.1 miles
Turn Right onto County Rd 17 and continue 2.5 miles past the No Trespassing signs and up onto the levee
Right onto the Levee and continue south for 2 miles until you reach the blue shipping container beneath the white windmill at Knaggs Ranch
Parking is available beside the blue container
Wow! Just missed your open house for the Nigiri project. Will you be hosting another update in early April when the fish are released into the Sacramento River. I belong to a fishing club, San Jose Flycasters, that supports Cal Trout.
Regards, Ken Imatani