California Trout has helped launch the Fisheries Coalition for the Truckee River Watershed, bringing together a diverse set of stakeholders (federal, state and regional agencies, conservation organizations, community groups, restoration practitioners, researchers, and other experts) in order to provide much-needed holistic perspective on the Truckee’s fisheries management.
Twenty-two organizations attended the first meeting, and quarterly meetings are planned.
This coalition allows us to take a more strategic approach to partner projects and helps us coordinate restoration efforts — all of which should lead to increased conservation impact.
Want to learn more? Download the Tahoe-Truckee Fisheries Coalition flyer.
I’m perplexed why CalTrout would use a photo of a dead trout with a finger thrust through its gills as a promotion of enhanced fisheries work on the Truckee. I might understand the subliminal message that you intend to kill non-native trout to enhance the native fishery; however, that message is lost when you misidentify the brown trout as a Lahontan Cutthroat.
Ralph is so right; How on earth can your efforts to restore native trout be taken seriously, when you can’t identify them? It’s particularly egregious when the Brown Trout you show is so radically different from a Lahontan Cutthroat, never mind its clearly being an ex-trout!
Please fix this, before you lose your reputation.
Stephen: Thanks for noticing. We pulled the report until we can get the right picture in place.
We hope you realize that a single mistake on a photograph doesn’t negate all CalTrout has done (and will continue to do) for native trout. You can read more about the extent of our imperiled native trout programs by clicking here.
Or read the SOS: California’s Native Fish Crisis report CalTrout commissioned, which suggests that if current trends continue, upwards of 65% of California’s native trout, salmon and steelhead could be extinct in less than 100 years.
The single mistake made with a photograph notwithstanding, We take native trout recovery very seriously.
Ralph: Thanks for the head’s up. Looks like one snuck through, so until we can get the right picture in place, I’ve pulled the report.