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Eureka City Council focuses on sustainability, fishing industry

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By Philip Santos | psantos@times-standard.com | Ken Bates speaks to the Eureka City Council about his concerns regarding the impact of offshore wind farms on the fishing industry. (Philip Santos — The Times-Standard)   The meeting was the council’s first with the newly elected Mayor Susan Seaman, and councilmember Leslie Castellano serving on the council.… Continue reading

Getting Strategic about Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation in California

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by UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences Pacific giant salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus) – The Pacific giant salamander is the largest terrestrial salamander in North America and is one of several salamanders that have vocal abilities. by Jeanette Howard, Kurt Fesenmyer, Theodore Grantham, Joshua Viers, Peter Ode, Peter Moyle, Sarah Kupferberg, Joseph Furnish, Andrew Rehn, Joseph Slusark,… Continue reading

West’s rivers are hot enough to cook salmon to death. Will this court ruling keep them cool ?

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It might be the most gruesome element of the drought conditions that have gripped the West in recent years: salmon being cooked to death by the thousands in rivers that have become overheated as water flows dwindle. Now a federal judge in Seattle has directed the Environmental Protection Agency, in a ruling with implications for… Continue reading

New Salmon Habitat Project Completed in Redding

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By: Michael Caranci, Trout Unlimited Shasta Trinity Cascades Chapter Trout Unlimited Shasta Trinity Cascades Chapter just completed our large-scale Conservation Project on the Sacramento River in Redding on Thursday and Friday, April 5-6, 2018. The project was coordinated in cooperation with the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, the US Bureau of Reclamation, and the City… Continue reading

Citizen Science: Exploring Nature, Gathering Data

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Citizen Science: Exploring Nature, Gathering Data April 2, 2018 Thanks to the development of numerous smartphone apps, people around the world have the opportunity to contribute vital information to the scientific community, even without any formal scientific training. The rise of “citizen science,” the effort to engage the public in data collection and the scientific… Continue reading

Government Scientists Say A Controversial Pesticide Is Killing Endangered Salmon

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DAN CHARLES Sockeye salmon swim to spawning grounds. Thomas Kline/Getty Images/First Light The federal government’s top fisheries experts say that three widely used pesticides — including the controversial insecticide chlorpyrifos — are jeopardizing the survival of many species of salmon, as well as orcas that feed on those salmon. It’s a fresh attack on a… Continue reading

Salmon Are Losing Their Genetic Diversity. That’s A Big Problem.

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By COURTNEY FLATT  VIEW SLIDESHOW 1 of 3 Fall chinook. Fishery managers will close ocean salmon seasons on about 200 miles of coastline in Oregon and California. Researchers had long suspected salmon have lost huge amounts genetic diversity over the years. But they’d never tested the hypothesis. Now, technology has finally caught up with scientists’ questions. Researchers were able… Continue reading

Chico State joins high-profile partners in multimillion-dollar fight to restore a threatened species

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Story by Sean Murphy, photos by Jason Halley The short-lived chill on this mid-August morning is quickly being replaced by ripples of heat.   Dylan Stompe and Nick Balfour’s boat is the lone vessel in sight during their 10-minute trek from the Sycamore Grove launch ramp in Red Bluff to their first stop on the Sacramento River. Hundreds of swallows and… Continue reading

SYRCL to lead salmon tours for public, schools on the Yuba River

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What: SYRCL’s Public Salmon Tour & School Tours When: Public Tour – Saturday, Oct. 28, School Tours – Oct. 12-Nov. 9 Where: Lower Yuba River below Parks Bar Cost: $75 for the public, $65 for SYRCL members, $40 for kids under 12 Details: http://www.yubariver.org Registration has opened for the South Yuba River Citizens League’s 2017 Salmon… Continue reading

Freeing Up Fish: How Barriers to Spawning Sites Are Being Removed

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After 20 years of work to restore habitat for steelhead trout on Alameda Creek in the Bay Area, efforts will get a significant boost with the biggest barrier to fish migration finally being tackled. WRITTEN BY, Robin Meadows The BART weir is a major barrier across Alameda Creek that will soon be retrofitted with a fish ladder.Photo… Continue reading