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Each fall, TU Camp and Academy graduates are invited to enter the TU Teen Essay Contest in which they share their camp experiences. This year we had four finalists, and Alexander's essay is the second in this series as the second runner-up. Alexander is from California and traveled all the way to [ READ MORE... ]
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By Brian Johnson 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 [ READ MORE... ]
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Central Valley salmon and steelhead runs, such as those in California's Merced River (above), have been in decline for decades due primarily to lack of water at critical times. Phase I of the Bay-Delta Plan, in which the State Water Board is considering new flow standards for environmental water [ READ MORE... ]
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UPDATE: You can tell the Senate to get rid of the bad drought rider in WRDA before that chamber's floor vote by clicking here: https://www.votervoice.net/TU/campaigns/48803/respond .   It’s no secret that the American legislative process has some disagreeable aspects. Some pieces of law get passed [ READ MORE... ]
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TU is working to restore salmon and steelhead in California’s two largest river systems   California has over 189,000 miles of rivers. Salmon and steelhead swam in most of those miles until the 20th century, when dams and growing water diversions severely diminished fish passage and habitat. It’s a [ READ MORE... ]
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TU’s California Program releases new film and video channel, plays role in new proposed flow standards, rules to make water data more accessible and useful. Above photo: Bianchi Flowers Farm, Pescadero Creek, California central coast   By Brian J. Johnson As summer turns to fall, we come to the [ READ MORE... ]
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  Today, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation (KRRC) filed two applications with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which together mark a major milestone in the process of removing four hydropower dams through the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement (KHSA). The objective of [ READ MORE... ]
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The Burns' father-daughter team, Bianchi Flowers Farm, Pescadero Creek   By Sam Davidson It’s common knowledge that most of Earth’s surface is covered with water. 71 percent of it, to be precise. In fact, all that water is what makes our planet the exceedingly rare biological gem that it is in the [ READ MORE... ]
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Salmon, steelhead, and resident trout such as this one will benefit from higher flow requirements in the major tributaries to California's San Joaquin River, including the Merced, Tuolumne, and Stanislaus Rivers.   Today the California State Water Resources Control Board released a draft proposal [ READ MORE... ]
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Overview of the Squaw Creek meadow area   Few water bodies in America – heck, anywhere in the world – are more renowned than Lake Tahoe. This gorgeous lake is the centerpiece of a region in California’s Sierra Nevada range that offers an embarrassment of riches for outdoor enthusiasts. Amazing [ READ MORE... ]
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