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By Rene Henery We are entering a new time. Old feuds and litigations are slowly giving way to collaboration. Increasingly, we are recognizing the need to manage California’s rivers and aquifers to meet the connected needs of our cities, farms, wilderness and wildlife.  With this convergence comes [ READ MORE... ]
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By Sam Sedillo   It started with an idea. The trout, salmon, and steelhead fisheries around Redding are arguably the best that California has to offer. But there was no local Trout Unlimited chapter to conserve and sustain them. “My thought was, why didn’t we have a TU chapter already based in [ READ MORE... ]
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By Brian Johnson   One of the biggest challenges in the world of cold water conservation is making water laws and regulations work for the benefit of people who depend on rivers as well as for people who depend on water diversions. State water laws can be complex, especially when it comes to [ READ MORE... ]
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TU’s strategic emphasis on building partnerships to better protect and restore native trout and salmon populations and their habitat delivers another major conservation win in California.   In his 1945 novel Cannery Row, John Steinbeck called the Carmel River, on California’s central coast, “a [ READ MORE... ]
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The Klamath River is one of America’s best salmon and steelhead watersheds. Historically, it has been the third most productive river for salmon and steelhead on the West Coast. But for more than four decades, the Klamath has suffered from one of the country’s most difficult water conflicts. Dams, [ READ MORE... ]
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By Sam Davidson   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 [ READ MORE... ]
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New guide helps California water rights holders understand their options for keeping water instream   It’s an axiom of conservation that people often want to do the right thing—but may not know how. Thus a key strategy in restoring and sustaining cold water fisheries is to help people better [ READ MORE... ]
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By Sam Davidson   California’s historic drought, now in its fifth year, has been hard on fish and wildlife. Communities, water districts, and state agencies have taken steps to help keep more water in streams and wetlands for at-risk species such as salmon and steelhead. In the big picture, [ READ MORE... ]
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Can bass actually help with salmon conservation? On California's San Joaquin River, off-channel bass ponds provide excellent angling opportunities and help connect local communities to the river, which is being restored so that a long-lost run of Chinook salmon can return.   By Sam Davidson What is [ READ MORE... ]
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By Matt Clifford and Tim Frahm   Central Coast coho and steelhead recovery—just add water You don’t need to be a stream ecologist to figure out that streams with little or no water make it pretty much impossible to survive if you’re a juvenile steelhead. While the current drought (now in its fifth [ READ MORE... ]
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