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:
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!
Amador Flyfishers and Sac-Sierra Trout Unlimited members came together for a cleanup day along the Mokelumne River below Electra Powerhouse on Saturday May 3rd. I would like to thank the following individuals for showing up and lending a hand: Chris Bennett of PG&E, Charlie and Catherine Moore, Cindy Rocksvold, Brian Guina, Reese Orlander, John Woodward and Rich McCurdy.
Mokelumne River Cleanup
Start: Sat. 3 May, 2014 9:00 am
End: Sat. 3 May, 2014 4:00 pm
The Amador Flyfishers and the Sac-Sierra Chapter of Trout Unlimited are holding cleanup day along Electra Road in Jackson.
We will be meeting at the parking lot at the end of Electra Road at 9:00 AM.
PG&E and Upcountry Web Services are sponsoring the cleanup.
Lunch and drinking water will be provided.
Please register through the website or contact Dustin Rocksvold at 209-295-7551.
The Sac-Sierra Chapter (in partnership with the Upper American River Foundation, U.S. Forest Service, Auburn State Recreation Area, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Wildways Illustrated) just completed a project to raise awareness of the California Wild Trout and National Wild and Scenic River classifications of 2 rivers in their region.
These two interpretive panels combine art and science to raise awareness of visitors to the North Fork of the American River at Mineral Bar (Iowa Hill Bridge) near Colfax, CA and visitors to the Rubicon River tributary to the Middle Fork American River near Foresthill, CA. They will benefit wild trout and many groups, agencies and individuals by increasing awareness of the Federal Wild & Scenic River Classifications and the California Wild Trout Stream listings. "Our project is already being looked at by others throughout the Sierra Nevada's who want to bring attention to these two very important designations for their wild trout streams and wild and scenic rivers!", according to Bill Templin, the chapter's lead on this project and one of this reborn chapters' charter Board Members.
Due to Department of Fish & Game scheduling issues involving another species of native trout, DFG currently has been unable to finalize their week-long 2011 Golden Trout Project projects. They DO have scheduled two USFS week long trips. DFG might be announcing a trip or two later that would probably occur in September. Please note that because of the high water levels in the Eastern Sierra this season, the Monache weekend fence work trip has been bumped into July. Please look over the information below and see what interests you or if you know someone who might be interested, please forward this information.
Click the "Read More" link for details on individual projects...
Thanks for your interest in helping California's state freshwater fish and we hope to see you on stream this summer! If you have questions, please contact Howard E. Kern, Volunteer Project Coordinator, California Golden Trout Restoration Project, (805) 405-9635(cell).
You can register on-line for all of the trips at: www.californiagoldentrout.org