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Blog Post BY sam_davidson ON December 23, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
TU in California: 2016 Highlights
By Brian Johnson
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.
Many members of Congress have worked hard on important provisions of WRDA that deserve passage, including several which will restore watersheds and help ensure clean drinking water. TU strongly urges Congress not to hold those meritorious provisions hostage to an unworkable and unrelated drought [ READ MORE... ]
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 long, woeful story. Since the 1950’s, salmon and steelhead runs, which once sustained [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY sam_davidson ON September 27, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
It is all about the water
TU’s California Program releases new film and video channel, plays role in new proposed flow standards and new regulations aimed at making water data more accessible and useful.
Blog Post BY sam_davidson ON September 23, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
'Road to redemption for the Klamath'
Brian J. Johnson, director of Trout Unlimited’s California and Klamath programs, played a major role in negotiating the revised KHSA. Johnson said, “These filings are a big step forward on the road to redemption for the Klamath River and its legendary salmon and steelhead runs. Trout Unlimited [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY sam_davidson ON September 20, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
'You better take care of it'
The mission of Trout Unlimited’s California Water Project is to build partnerships with diverse interests and develop projects which take advantage of California’s seasonal water abundance. For the past decade the Project has brought together farmers, residential landowners, conservation groups and [ READ MORE... ]
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.  
Trout Unlimited has a strong presence in the Lake Tahoe region. Since 2007, TU’s Truckee River Chapter, in conjunction with staff operating out of our Truckee office, has delivered a variety of strong conservation victories. Now, you can add meadow restoration in Squaw Creek (a tributary to the [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY sam_davidson ON August 18, 2016 - 0 COMMENTS
Fire and Steel
The Soberanes Fire on California’s Central Coast offers some lessons for protecting and restoring steelhead habitat before and during wildfires