Rene Henry, TU's CA Science Director is quoted in this article about the latest and most scary, water grab by San Joaquin Valley greedy growers...
In reference to the ongoing San Joaquin River Restoration effort, Rene says "From a biological stand point, there's absolutely no reason salmon cant live there."
Push to shift state water policy away from conservation.
Help spread the word about which fish are safe to eat!
What: Volunteer to post fish consumption advisories at local lakes and reservoirs
When: Saturday August 5, 2017 9:00-3:00. Ending times will vary
Where: Meet at The Sierra Fund office (103 Providence Mill Rd. Ste. 101, Nevada City)
Why: Posting educational signage will give anglers the best information to make healthy choices on which fish to eat, and to feed their families.
Who: This is a project of the Sierra Fund, with sponsors South Yuba River Citizens LEague and Wolf Creek Community Alliance.
How to Volunteer: Register online at https://www.sierrafund.org/post-it-day-2017/
In 2017, the California State Water Resources Control Board will make a decision that will fundamentally affect rivers and streams that California anglers know and love. This decision could make or break California’s salmon fisheries and the multi-billion dollar commercial and recreational angling economy they support.
The water board’s decision pertains to streamflow and water quality objectives under Phase I of the Bay-Delta Plan. At issue is new proposed flow standards which would double, on average, the amount of water reserved for the environment in the lower San Joaquin River and its primary tributaries.
Even under the proposed new standards, two-thirds of the natural flow of the Merced, Tuolumne, and Stanislaus Rivers would still be diverted, mainly for agriculture.
Trout Unlimited has been working for the past ten years to help improve habitat and flow conditions for Central Valley salmon and steelhead through the long process of developing the Bay-Delta Plan. The proposed new flow standards reflect our science-based position that Central Valley salmon and steelhead need more cold, clean water at critical times of the year than they have been receiving from federal and state water managers.
Read more on the TU Blog.
It’s been a busy and amazingly productive year for Trout Unlimited in California. With the help of our 10,000 California members and our dozens of agency and project partners, we reached major milestones on many of our highest priority initiatives. All of these highlight TU’s successful formula for protecting and restoring trout and salmon: a reliance on science, partnerships, and pragmatic solutions that benefit both people and the environment.
In 2016 we took a “big step forward on the road to redemption for the Klamath River.” We kept or returned more than 100 million gallons of water in rivers and streams through partnerships with ranchers, farmers, and landowners. We restored habitat in dozens of miles of steelhead and salmon streams. We kept some 8,000 cubic yards of sediment from old roads out of prime coho and steelhead habitat. We removed multiple barriers to fish passage from San Luis Obispo to Arcata, including the highest priority dam in the Russian River watershed.
Read more in the TU Blog.