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: Sandra Jacobson, Ph.D.

Sandra is the South Coast Steelhead Coalition Coordinator working with Coalition participants to recover endangered steelhead and restore their habitat in Southern California. Sandra brings to this conservation effort a background in experimental and applied biology, strategic planning and project management in academics and industrial R&D, most recently in the renewable fuels sector. With a doctorate in genetics and a penchant toward science-based conservation, Sandra worked as project manager of the collaborative large-scale trout population genetic study completed in 2014 to identify native trout populations of coastal steelhead lineage in Southern California. She now works with Coalition partners to preserve and expand these remnant populations.

Projects in the Sierra Headwaters Region

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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