Presidential action will permanently protect water supply, habitat, and sporting opportunities in Northern California
EMERYVILLE, Calif.—Trout Unlimited (TU) today applauded President Obama’s designation of 330,000 acres of the Berryessa Snow Mountain complex of public lands in the southern Mendocino mountain range in northern California as a National Monument.
TU is the nation’s oldest and largest sportsmen’s organization dedicated to conserving and restoring trout and salmon and their habitat. TU said national monument designation would strengthen protection of the unique fish and game habitats found in the Berryessa Snow Mountain area, and sustain and enhance opportunities for fishing and hunting into the future.
“TU members and California sportsmen are proud to have played a role in protecting the Berryessa Snow Mountain area, and conserving fishing and hunting opportunity for future generations,” said Brian Johnson, California Director for Trout Unlimited. “Thank you, President Obama, for protecting this amazing landscape and ensuring California sportsmen will have access to clean water and intact habitat that support excellent fishing and hunting opportunities for decades to come.”
The American River Conservancy, ARC, is campaigning to permanently protect over 10,000 acres of headwaters land, and add up to 3,055 acres to the Granite Chief Wilderness. The lands to be acquired have extraordinary resource value including the Middle Fork American River, Talbot Creek, Rice Creek, and Dolly Creek. Collectively, these streams provide a highly productive nursery for rainbow trout, producing over 4,200 young-of-the-year trout per mile!
The El Dorado Chapter of Trout Unlimited wants to help this important cause. The ARC are currently $750,000 from their goal to acquire the properties. A donor has offered a $1,000 challenge to the chapter and will match our donations up to $1,000. Please help by sending a donation before July 31.
Please make checks payable to Trout Unlimited and send them to Trout Unlimited, P.O. Box 1605, Placerville, CA 95667 before July 31.
Information on the project and its location can be found at:
In response to continued extreme drought conditions, the Fish and Game Commission has established a quick response process to temporarily close fisheries experiencing degraded environmental conditions that may affect fish populations or their habitat. The criteria are intended to ensure that fisheries are protected under critical conditions stemming from the drought. These criteria will be monitored in statewide inland fisheries, and they will be evaluated on a water by water basis over time as conditions change.
The Department of Fish and Wildlife will maintain a list of closed waters and update that list on Wednesday of each week by 1:00 pm. In the event that water conditions change later in the week, the fishing status for each specific water will not change until the day following the next Wednesday. It will be the responsibility of the angler to use the telephone number below or go to the department’s website at https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Regulations to obtain the current status of any water. The number to call for information is (916) 445-7600.
So call before you go fishing to ensure the water you wish to fish is open. If your trip extends over a Wednesday, call again to be sure its status has not changed.
Thanks to Lowell Ashbaugh, NCC Conservation VP for the IFFF for the heads up on this.
Much of Trout Unlimited's work is accomplished on the local level by volunteer leaders and members — people like you who love to fish and have joined forces to protect and restore local waters. There are many ways you can help, like giving a membership to a friend, taking action on legislative issues that make a difference for wild trout and salmon, or volunteering for our local chapter or council.
We hope that you will consider taking on the exciting and rewarding responsibility of playing an active role in our local chapter or council. Depending on your position, leadership in TU could involve arranging projects, organizing trips, recruiting new members, coordinating youth education programs, fundraising, or acting as spokesman to media, elected officials, and the general public.
If you are interested in taking on a leadership role, please contact us here or call Dustin Rocksvold at 209-295-7551.
Volunteers are needed to assist with hook and line surveys of fish from Lake Clementine (between Auburn and Foresthill). The fish caught will be part of a study of the mercury content in the fish.
August 7-9: Lake Clementine - Boat in Camping
August 14-16: Lake Clementine - Boat in Camping
For more information on the mercury studies please see the Sierra Fund's Angler Survey.
South Fork Kings River Clean Up Dates remaining are on July 11, Aug. 8 and Sept 12. The Sept. 12 is part of the Great Sierra River Clean Up. During the July trip we will also be monitoring clarity of Hume Lake with a Secchi Disc as part of the National Secchi Dip In.
See Press Release for more details pm the clean ups here: 2015 Kings River Clean Up Dates | Friends of the South Fork Kings
Trout Unlimited in California is making some changes and you are involved. My name is Dustin Rocksvold and I am the President of the Sac-Sierra Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Sac-Sierra TU is one of 11 chapters located in California working to Protect, Reconnect and Restore our natural heritage and cold water fishing opportunities.
Trout Unlimited in California has almost 10,000 members, but not all of them were assigned to a local chapter. TU volunteers in California working with TU's professional staff have re-aligned chapter boundaries so that ALL TU members are part of a local or regional chapter. You are receiving this message because you are now a member of the Sac-Sierra Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Welcome! Sac-Sierra TU is focused on Protecting, Reconnecting and Restoring the cold water fisheries of the Western Sierra Nevada.
Do you love salmon and steelhead? Interested in getting your hands dirty and working on a stream bank stabilization project? Want to learn more about Sac-Sierra and how you can help? Contact Kevin Mather at for more information or go to http://www.sac-sierratu.org/volunteer-opportunities.
Welcome to Sac-Sierra TU!
Sac-Sierra Trout Unlimited
Volunteers are needed on Saturday, December 13th to assist Sac-Sierra Trout Unlimited with the second phase of our stream bank stabilization and erosion control project on Secret Ravine in Roseville. Volunteers will help install erosion control netting, seed the work area with native grasses and plants and cover the work site with native straw to minimize runoff.
When: Saturday December 13th
Time: 9:00 - 1:00 Lunch and drinks will be provided
Bring: Work gloves, boots, long-handled pruners, rakes.
Where: Meet at 8:30 am at the Viola Way access to the bike trail.
For more information please email Kevin Mather at
The salmon are in!! Come help them with their new digs!
Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) introduced the Mokelumne Wild and Scenic bill (SB 1199) in April. This is an opportune time for TU to come in and rally support to protect the proposed 37 miles of river between Salt Springs and Pardee.
The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors recently unanimously voted in support of the bill, and now efforts are focused on getting the support of EBMUD.
There is an upcoming meeting at EBMUD Tuesday May 13th at 1 pm in Oakland. I know it's in the middle of the day, but if any of you or anyone from your chapters could attend and perhaps speak as a representative of the the "sportsmens" voice, that would be great!