Sac-Sierra Chapter, Trout Unlimited Member Meeting
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 1 to 3 p.m.
Campus Commons Gold Course Club House
2 Cadillac Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95825
(along side the American River)
February 2018 Member Meeting!
Your Chapter will have its first member meeting of 2018 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.
Our Guest Speaker will be Sam Davidson, Trout Unlimited California Communications Director. Sam will update us all on Trout Unlimited Activities related to the Sacramento Region including the Sacramento, and San Joaquin River Watersheds and the Delta.
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
Chris Wood, Trout Unlimited CEO, discusses 2017 projects in his annual State of Trout Unlimited speech in Roanoke, VA
Bob Capron has been doing the Shoshone River fish rescue with the East Yellowstone Chapter of Trout Unlimited out of Cody, Wyoming, for 22 years. TU members and volunteers from the community gather each fall to net native Yellowstone cutthroat and other nonnative cutthroat, as well as brown and rainbow trout. An average of 5,000 to 6,000 fish are saved annually from irrigation ditches in the Bighorn Basin. The fish end up in the ditches and would perish each fall when the canals go dry or freeze. For those wondering, the largest fish to show up was a 29-inch brown. All fish are returned to the section of the Shoshone River where the canal originated.
The Smith River drainage is located south of Great Falls in Meagher and Cascade Counties of west-central Montana. The river drains the Big Belt Mountains on the west, and the Little Belt and Castle Mountains on the east. From the confluence of the North and South forks, the Smith River courses about 120 miles through a broad agricultural valley then into 45 miles of spectacular deep limestone canyon country. After leaving the canyon, the river rolls through a valley edged by rolling hills and comprised of grasslands and cultivated tracts.
Paul Bruchez is a fifth-generation rancher whose family raises cattle in the upper reaches of the Colorado River near Kremmling, Colorado, where he also runs a private fly-fishing guide service.
“A River’s Reckoning” tells the story of Paul’s awakening to the importance of river conservation and the legacy of his family’s ranch when drought and urban water diversions deplete the Colorado River, threatening the ranch’s operations. When Art Bruchez, the family patriarch, is diagnosed with cancer, Paul and his younger brother Doug are forced to step in and take over.
Adult Chinook salmon have been observed in Acrade Creek, an urban creek located near downtown Sacramento, almost every year" according to local observers.
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 14th. 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
From time to time Sac-Sierra TU has need for administrative support, or vacancies on the Board of Directors.
If you are interested in assisting with these administrative functions, sign up for the mailing list by completing the form here. Your name and email address will be added to the groups that you select.
You may select as many as you like, but if you are interested in helping with administrative functions, or board of directors positions, make sure you check that box.
Mailing List Signup
Several times per year Sac-Sierra TU performs conservation or restoration projects. These projects may involve non-native plant removal, habitat restoration and streambank stabilization to name a few.
Sign up for the mailing list by completing the form here. Your name and email address will be added to the groups that you select.
You may select as many as you like, but if you are interested in helping with projects, make sure you check that box.