Mt. Shasta / Klamath Region

 

Mount-Shasta / Klamath

 

 
Bay AreaCentral CaliforniaNorth CoastMt. Shasta/KlamathSierra HeadwatersSouth Coast

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Regional Goal

To protect and restore the spring-fed cold water river systems of the Shasta-Klamath Region that, in the face of drought and climate change, sustain native salmonids, support the local economy, supply water to central and southern California, and provide critical habitat for trout, steelhead and salmon. Select a dot on the map to learn about each of our initiatives and their projects in this regions.

Region Director: Andrew Braugh

"I’ve heard it said that good resource management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them...this is our approach in the region." As the Klamath-Cascade Regional Director, Andrew manages a suite of conservation programs focused on mid-Klamath Basin salmonid recovery, Mount Shasta spring systems and source water protection, and the restoration of northern California legacy wild trout waters. Andrew also sits on the board of directors for the Fall River Conservancy where he coordinates a partnership with CalTrout dedicated to protecting California’s largest spring-fed wild trout fishery. He holds an M.A. degree in International Management and Public Administration from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) where he focused his graduate work on improving nonprofit management systems and designing effective conservation programs.

Projects in the Mt. Shasta / Klamath Region

1.5 miles of rearing habitat opened and 0.3 acres of riparian area restored

Reconnect Habitat

Mill-Shackleford Bridge Fish Passage Restoration

In order to reconnect vital habitat, CalTrout and its partners are doubling down on efforts to restore hundreds of miles of tributary streams and critical salmon habitat in the mid­and upper-Klamath...

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5000 acres (35 meadows) assessed and prioritized, 250 acres (4 meadows) to be restored at "shovel ready" status

Steward Source Water Areas

Modoc Meadows Restoration

Restore 5000 acres, (35 meadows) assessed and prioritized, 250 acres (4 meadows) to be restored at "shovel ready" status.

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Number of basins assessed

Steward Source Water Areas

Spring Source Waters Basin Assessment

Protect Northern California Volcanic Aquifers and their cold-water spring sources from overdraft, pollution, and long-term variability in regional climate. Abate threats posed by geothermal fracking,...

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Open 400 miles of habitat for salmon

Reconnect Habitat

Klamath Dams Removal

Recover Klamath River salmonid populations by removing 4 dams on the Klamath River (Iron Gate, Copco 1, Copco 2, and JC Boyle) and opening up fish passage to over 400 miles of potential spawning and...

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10 miles of habitat on Little Shasta River

Integrate Wild Fish & Working Landscapes

Little Shasta River Flow Enhancement Project

In 2017, CalTrout partnered with the Hart Ranch on the Little Shasta River and completely retooled the ranch’s irrigation infrastructure. By replacing leaky pipes and valves, improving water...

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Removed major fish passage barrier, 2 mi of spawning and rearing habitat made accessible, restored 1 mi of in-stream habitat

Integrate Wild Fish & Working Landscapes

Scott Bar Fish Passage

By implementing the Scott River Mill Creek Fish Passage Restoration Project, California Trout will restore access for returning adult coho salmon to approximately seven miles of spawning and rearing...

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Access to 1.5 miles of critical rearing habitat and restore approximately 0.3 acres of riparian area

Integrate Wild Fish & Working Landscapes

Mills-Shackleford Fish Passage

This project addresses Watershed Restoration Grant Program Funding Priority 3: Protect and Restore Anadromous Fish Habitat. Specifically, the project will result in 1) the removal of a human‐caused...

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Over 2600 fish tagged since April 2013

Protect the Best

Fall River Wild Trout Program

Protect CA’s largest spring-fed river, over 30 miles of wild and native trout habitat, and one million acre-feet per year of cold, clean volcanic source water that provides habitat for native fish...

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Three miles of Upper Sacramento and McCloud river protected.

Protect the Best

McCloud River Protection

The goal of this project is to protect three miles of pristine salmon habitat on the Upper Sacramento and McCloud rivers (blue ribbon wild trout fisheries) from inundation.

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Restore 1.5 miles of Hat Creek, 6.3 acres of riparian restored with 5,000 native plants, 1.5 miles of recreational trail constructed, 4 large wood instream structures installed, 6.3 acres of noxious weeds treated

Protect the Best

Hat Creek Restoration

Restore Hat Creek wild trout populations to over 5,000 fish per mile, restore 1.5 miles of instream habitat with large woody debris structures, and protect cultural resources on over 5,000 acres...

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