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Update: Potter Valley Project on the Eel River

From California Trout  |  11/22/2021

A statement prepared by Redgie Collins (CalTrout’s Legal and Policy Director) and Curtis Knight (CalTrout’s Executive Director) A New Path Forward for Potter Valley Project Restoring Eel and Russian Rivers for the benefit of people and wildlife. In response to a recent decision from federal regulators, California Trout sees a clear path towards the removal […]

What happens to fish populations when dams are removed?

From Idaho Rivers United  |  11/17/2021

In 2014, the final pieces of two dams on the Elwha River in Washington were removed. The famous river restoration and fish recovery story was decades in the making and culminated in what is now a free-flowing Elwha from its source high in Olympic National Park to the sea. The river became a living laboratory […]

Infrastructure Bill and Improvements to Fish Passage

From California Trout  |  11/17/2021

On November 15, 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a more than $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law before a bipartisan, celebratory crowd on the White House lawn. Sandra Jacobson, CalTrout’s South Coast and Sierra Director, and Chair of California’s Fish Passage Forum, took a detailed look at the […]

Army Corps Required to Limit Hot Water Pollution from Lower Snake Dams

From Idaho Rivers United  |  11/17/2021

In September the EPA issued discharge permits to the Army Corps of Engineers that will limit hot water and oil pollution stemming from the four Lower Snake River dams. This is a significant step in the effort to cool down river temperatures that are lethal to migrating salmon and steelhead. The Corps, which operates the […]

Sprint to the finish on Klamath River dam removal

From Trout Unlimited  |  11/16/2021

Signatories to the Klamath Basin Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement, including Trout Unlimited, held a press briefing on November 12 and said they are in a “sprint to the finish” to achieve the pact’s principal goal of removing four old dams on the Klamath River. The signatories, including Tribal leaders, a representative of the ranching community, and…

What’s the big BIF deal?

From Trout Unlimited  |  11/8/2021

What do bridges, highways, and rail have to do with wild and native trout and salmon?

The Past, Present, and Future of AMC’s Land Conservation Work in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

From Appalachian Mountain Club  |  11/3/2021

CAIT BOURGAULTMuch more than a year-round playground for outdoor enthusiasts, Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness—where AMC has protected more than 75,000 acres of forest—is a model for land conservation and carbon storage. Each year, Acadia National Park welcomes more than 2 million visitors to the scenic coast of Maine. At the same time, local parks in cities […]

CSPA Fall 2021 Newsletter: Wildfire strikes our favorite fishing spots, CA Clean Water Act update, and defending the Tuolumne and Yuba Rivers

From California Sportfishing Protection Alliance  |  10/29/2021

The Fall 2021 Edition of the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance Newsletter is out now. Below is the introduction to the newsletter by Bill Jennings, CSPA’s Executive Director. From the Desk of Bill Jennings I hope each of you have had an opportunity to wet a line during this second drought year. Fisheries have grievously suffered, […]

The courts, the EPA and the Clean Water Rule: where we stand now

From Trout Unlimited  |  10/29/2021

The court’s ruling is great news for trout and salmon and the habitats upon which they depend. The Clean Water Act is vital to TU’s work to protect, conserve and restore streams, and important to anglers across the nation. 

Holistic Approach to Water Management for Trinity River

From California Trout  |  10/28/2021

A new water management program is being proposed for the Trinity River to help dwindling salmon populations. The Yurok Tribe helped develop the plan through its participation in the Trinity River Restoration Program (TRRP), which is comprised of tribal, state, and federal agencies, and then submitted it to the Bureau of Reclamation for approval where […]