Sierra Headwaters Region

 

Sierra Headwaters

 

 
Bay AreaCentral CaliforniaNorth CoastMt. Shasta/KlamathSierra HeadwatersSouth Coast

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Regional Goal

To restore and ensure the health and vitality of Sierra Nevada headwaters, their aquatic ecosystems and downstream communities through progressive research, policy and restoration actions. Select a dot on the map to learn about each of our initiatives and their projects in this regions.

Region Director: Eric Huber, Ph.D.

Eric Huber is California Trout’s Regional Director for the Sierra Headwaters Region. He recently graduated from UC Berkeley’s doctoral program in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. In his spare time, Eric enjoys outdoor exploration by foot and bicycle. His long-distance travels include partial hikes of the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails and bicycle tours through 25 US states, both islands of New Zealand, and portions of Mexico, Canada, and Australia. He considers the Sierra Nevada mountains his favorite place on earth and is happy to be ‘home’.

Projects in the Sierra Headwaters Region

450 acres restored

Steward Source Water Areas

West Walker Meadows Restoration

Restoration of ecological resiliency of priority meadows within the headwaters of the West Walker River, including habitat for Lahontan cutthroat trout populations.

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Steward Source Water Areas

Sierra Meadows Wetland Riparian Area Monitoring

CalTrout is leading a team of expert scientists with Sierra Meadows Partnership to develop and implement the first Sierra Meadows Wetland and Riparian Area Monitoring Plan (SM-WRAMP). The SM-WRAMP...

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Steward Source Water Areas

Native Rainbow Trout Recovery Plan

Apply the Sierra Meadow Strategy approach to establish a prioritized inventory of meadow restoration activities providing maximum habitat benefit for listed Kern River rainbow trout, amphibian, and...

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Steward Source Water Areas

Golden Trout Habitat Restoration

Restore the ecological health of meadows and native Golden trout populations within the Golden Trout Wilderness.

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90 acres restored

Steward Source Water Areas

Osa Meadow Research and Restoration

Create greater ecological resilience of Osa Meadow to combat climate change and other stressors and promote recovery of Kern River rainbow trout populations. Study the cause-and-effect of meadow...

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113 acres restored

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June Mountain Ski Area Whitebark Pine Restoration

The overarching goal of the restoration project is to remove dying trees across 518 acres of National Forest System lands over five years. CalTrout is pursuing additional funding to accomplish this,...

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Hot Creek Protection

Seeking full implementation of the water agreement settlement terms: a) the Fisheries Enhancement Fund is active and functioning, (b) instream flow requirements are met, and (c) fully appropriated...

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Owens River Protection

Restore the ecological health of the Upper Owens watershed and improve local angling opportunities in Mammoth and Hot Creeks and the Owens River.

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