CalTrout News

January 12, 2024

Reservoir Drawdown Begins for Klamath River Dam Removal

January 12, 2024
The next big step in Klamath River dam removal is here: reservoir drawdown. On January 11, 2024, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation initiated the drawdown process by opening the low-level outlet tunnel in the Iron Gate Dam.
January 5, 2024

Podcast: Stories of Abundance, with Obi Kaufmann

January 5, 2024
On this episode of the Fish Water People Podcast, we talk with renowned artist, writer, and naturalist Obi Kaufmann. We explore stories of abundance, myths, science, and history in our quest to unravel California's complex relationship with and reliance upon fresh water.
December 20, 2023

Capitol Corner: 2023 with CalTrout’s Legal & Policy Team

December 20, 2023
2023 was a busy year for CalTrout's Legal and Policy team — from speaking at events and workshops, to co-sponsoring a bill that was signed into law, to taking on summer interns! Check out some of the team's milestones, accomplishments, and memories.
December 19, 2023

Nature-like fishway in Big Chico Creek will give salmonids a chance in a warming world

December 19, 2023
The Iron Canyon Fish Passage Project will create a path for anadromous and other migratory native fish to travel upstream into critical cold-water habitat. Learn more about what the project will look like and how you can stay connected!
December 19, 2023

Field Note: Restoration on the Resilient Truckee River

December 19, 2023
We recently completed a bank stabilization and angler access project on the Truckee River. Hear from CalTrout Field Reporter Michael Wier on his experience managing this project and why it is so important.
December 13, 2023

San Mateo Creek Could Provide Another Opportunity for Southern Steelhead to Rebound

December 13, 2023
San Mateo Creek offers prime spawning habitat for Southern steelhead, but the watershed currently has invasive fish which outcompete steelhead for resources. In December 2023, CalTrout and our partners launched a new project to develop the San Mateo Watershed Plan.
December 11, 2023

New Bridge Unlocks Fish Habitat on Scott River Tributary

December 11, 2023
In December 2023, CalTrout and our partners restored access to three miles of anadromous habitat in Mill Creek - the lowermost tributary to the Scott River - for the first time since the 1980s!
November 30, 2023

Episode 6: Managing Natural Resources, with Wade Crowfoot and Jacob Katz

November 30, 2023
California is a national and global leader for environmental solutions. But how does resource management in California actually work? We talk with the person who leads it all, California's Secretary for Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot, to find out.
November 30, 2023

Action Alert: Tell PG&E To Urgently Remove Eel River Dams

November 30, 2023
PG&E released the initial draft of its plan to remove two dams on the Eel River, and we need your help to ask PG&E to urgently remove both dams by submitting a unique comment by December 22, 2023.
November 29, 2023

Juvenile Coho Salmon Observed Above Former Dam Site on Cedar Creek, Tributary to South Fork Eel River

November 29, 2023
In 2022, CalTrout and our partners removed a dam on Cedar Creek, increasing access to approximately nine miles of high-quality habitat previously inaccessible to juvenile salmon and steelhead. Recently, we observed juvenile coho salmon above the former dam site!
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