Dustin Rocksvold

Dustin Rocksvold

Sunday, 17 April 2016 11:22

Truckee River Watershed

A short video about the Truckee River Watershed

Sunday, 17 April 2016 11:18

Angler Science

A short video on the Trout Unlimited Angler Science program

Five hundred miles. That’s a pretty significant distance, right? Now, imagine swimming that far.

That’s how many river miles will re-opened to native steelhead in the Klamath River under the terms of a revised agreement between the federal government, the states of California and Oregon, and the utility company PacifiCorp.

The amended Klamath Hydropower Settlement Agreement, and the Klamath Power and Facilities Agreement were signed today at the mouth of the Klamath River by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan, Gov. Edmund G. Brown, Jr., of California, Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon and PacifiCorp CEO Stefan Bird.

Under the new-and-improved KHSA, four old, unproductive hydropower dams on the Klamath River will be removed beginning in the year 2020. This action will open up 500 miles of habitat for steelhead and some 420 miles for salmon.

Read more on the TU Blog

Thursday, 17 March 2016 18:12

Steelhead in the Classroom – 2016

Antelope High School
These photos were taken at the American River at Ancil Hoffman Park on Wed. March 16, 2016 showing the release of these steelhead fry by the instructor (Skimra Rodriguez) and some of her students from Antelope High School near Sacramento, CA (Photos by Bill Templin, SSTU Conservation Chair)

Saturday, 22 August 2015 11:47

Volunteers Needed to Assist with Naturefest

Volunteers are needed to assist with the staffing of a booth as well as assisting with cardboard creek.  For more information email Bud Croenwett

Here is some information on Naturefest:

ARNHA and the Water Forum present
NatureFest 2018
Sunday, October 7 10am to 3pm
at Effie Yeaw Nature Center

Mark your calendar now for NatureFest, our largest family event of the year! NatureFest promotes science & nature education and outdoor recreation, and is an excellent opportunity to learn more about local organizations that support our community.

The event includes live animal shows, kids activities, demonstrations, guided nature hikes, and family-friendly food in the beautiful Nature Center area. Enjoy animal shows from Wild Things on the main stage and close up visits with the Nature Center's own ambassador animals at Critter Corner, plus many more creatures of all shapes and sizes!

Admission (at the door)
Adults - $5
Kids 12 and under - FREE
Event parking FREE

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Tuesday, 11 August 2015 09:51

Member Survey 2015

We are striving to make the Sac-Sierra Chapter of Trout Unlimited better for our members. In order to do that we need your help. Please take a few minutes to take the survey to help us better align the chapter goals with your expectations.

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:

http://www.arconservancy.org/site/c.psKZL3PFLrF/b.8851981/k.9D3A/American_River_Conservancy__Granite_Chief_Wilderness_Campaign.htm

Friday, 19 June 2015 11:29

Potential California Fishing Closures

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.

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