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As the California Water Board considers new water quality regulations for suction dredge mining, TU urges anglers to weigh in   People are still mining for gold here in the Golden State, often through small scale operations using machinery to suck water and gravel from streambeds so bits of gold [ 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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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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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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By Sam Sedillo   When reflecting on the steps that a younger generation takes in their paths to finding their passion or interests, you can usually link that path to a profound experience in their life. Sierra Trout Camp, Trout Unlimited of California’s annual youth fly fishing camp, is tailored to [ READ MORE... ]
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By Sam Davidson   One of the most gratifying things about stream restoration work for trout and salmon is you can readily see the results. Which is to say, this work—and the fishing opportunities that follow—is its own reward. Still, it’s good when your efforts get acknowledged by a broader [ READ MORE... ]
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The Steelhead Whisperer works his magic on the Klamath River.   By Brian Johnson It’s the time of year to reflect on the highlights of the past twelve months. As California Director for Trout Unlimited, this retrospection is a welcome part of my job. Over my ten years with TU, we’ve had a lot of [ READ MORE... ]
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By Sam Sedillo   A child will never forget the first time he or she goes fly fishing. This truism was evident as Trout Unlimited hosted its third annual Sierra Trout Camp at the University of California Berkeley’s Sagehen Creek Field Station in the Tahoe National Forest on July 11. Twenty boys [ READ MORE... ]
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California's historic drought, now in its third year, is causing massive habitat loss for trout and salmon. In the Lake Tahoe region, TU is doing whatever it takes to save local trout streams.   By David Lass It was only a matter of time before something terrible happened. California is in the grip [ READ MORE... ]
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