I just got home from a 3 day return trip to the Upper American River Watershed near Union Valley Reservoir. I joined about 70 other people in an ongoing effort to learn more about this beautiful area. We added to the wealth of information that already exists on the natural resources of this area. We taught and learned from over 50 high school students from El Dorado and Placer Counties. The project is called the Watershed Education Summit, (or WES). Here are a few of the photos that I captured.
Creek Week is a week long series of activities culminating in an event for children at Carmichael Park. This event has several parts to it: Creek Week Clean Up, Outreach, Water Quality Monitoring and Youth Casting Instruction.
This year's events will take place from April 6th to the 13th. Volunteers are needed to assist. To sign up for email notifications check the pages linked below, or contact Bill Templin or Bud Croenwett.
Water Quality Monitoring
Thirty-seven miles of the North Fork and main stem of the Mokelumne River running through Amador and Calaveras counties became California’s 12th California Wild and Scenic River on June 27, 2018, when Governor Edmund G. Brown signed SB 854. The legislation was passed by the State Assembly and Senate on Thursday, June 14. Read More
Sac-Sierra Chapter, Trout Unlimited Member Meeting
Saturday, August 18, 2018, 1 to 3 p.m.
Campus Commons Gold Course Club House
2 Cadillac Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95825
(alongside the American River)
August 2018 Member Meeting!
Your Chapter will have its next member meeting on the date and time noted above.
Bring a friend as all anglers and their friends are invited.
Please RSVP to so we know we have enough room for everyone.
We will have a raffle which includes a fly rod and reel combo.
We will have two guest speakers. The first will be Jim Haufler from Friends of Auburn Ravine. Jim will update be showing spawning videos and discussing possible new regulations. The second will be Dustin Rocksvold. Dustin is a long time board member of the Sac-Sierra Chapter and he will be giving a presentation on fishing the Highway 88 Corridor.
Our Board Members will share this year's upcoming events and field any questions that you may have. We will discuss our emphasis on our local American and Sacramento River Watersheds this year. There will be activities that allow you to "give back" to the environment, as well an enjoy many of our region's bounties. Rain or shine, we'll see you there!
Bill Templin, Chapter President
Good evening team!
I am so thrilled to announce that “The Arcade Creek Project: A Mosaic of Sustainability” is now available to view for FREE on Amazon Prime Instant Video! Please feel free to share this with anyone and everyone! In total, the film was accepted to 24 film festivals and won 11 awards. The amazing success this film achieved would definitely have not been possible without your contribution. I am extremely grateful.
Thank you again for all of your work in protecting our planet and please keep in touch. If you have extra time, please consider leaving a positive (5-star of course!) review. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask me :)
California Natural Resources Agency Recommends Adding Mokelumne River Segments to State’s Wild and Scenic Rivers SystemWritten by Dustin Rocksvold
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lisa Lien-Mager, (916) 653-9402
April 18, 2018
California Natural Resources Agency Recommends Adding Mokelumne River Segments to State’s Wild and Scenic Rivers System
SACRAMENTO – The California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) today released a final report that recommends adding 37 miles of the upper Mokelumne River to the California Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
The report, delivered to the Legislature and Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., recommends adding five Mokelumne River segments to the system due to their extraordinary recreational and scenic resource values. It also recommends special provisions to address local concerns, including protecting existing water rights and allowing future local water development projects if they will avoid adverse impacts to the river segments.
AB 142 (Bigelow) of 2015 directed CNRA to evaluate the suitability of five segments of the upper Mokelumne River’s main stem and North Fork for inclusion in the state system. The segments cover about 37 miles from below Salt Springs Dam to just upstream of the Pardee Reservoir flood surcharge pool near Jackson. CNRA released a draft study report in January 2018, held two public meetings, and received extensive public comment.
The process marks the first time a river has been assessed for addition to the California Wild and Scenic Rivers System since 1994. If approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor, legislation to designate the Mokelumne a California Wild and Scenic River would preserve the segments in their “free-flowing state” and prevent construction of new dams or impoundments on the designated segments. Current water and land uses would continue.