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Sequoia National Forest Considers Future Management of Lower Kern Rive

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U.S. Forest Service Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument 1839 S. Newcomb Street Porterville, CA 93257 Voice: 760-376-3781 Web: https://www.fs.usda.gov/sequoia/ News Release Media Contact: Alicia Embrey 559-784-1500 ext1112 aliciamembry@fs.fed.us KERNVILLE, CA, January 20, 2017 – The Sequoia National Forest, Kern River Ranger District, is considering options for future management of the Lower Kern… Continue reading

Decline of Recreational Fishing in California

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With the change of seasons from summer to fall, the amount of time to spend fishing out on the lake or river presumably decreases, as days get shorter and cooler and vacation time ends. However, the sheer volume of fall tournaments available in California would lead one to believe otherwise. With the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta… Continue reading

A plan to keep rivers flowing for fish triggers another water fight

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  Bettina Boxall, Los Angeles Times State regulators want to leave more water for fish and wildlife in the heavily tapped tributaries of the San Joaquin River, setting the stage for another bruising California water fight. The proposal to keep more water flowing in the Merced, Tuolumne and Stanislaus rivers could spread the pain caused by environmentally related water cuts to… Continue reading

Critics of proposed low-flows for Russian River blast supervisors

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MARY CALLAHAN, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Critics of a permanent plan to curtail summertime flows in the Russian River blasted Sonoma County supervisors Tuesday, with many saying the long-anticipated shift in water management would devastate lower river communities and economies dependent on recreation and tourism. A string of speakers implored county officials to rethink their strategy or… Continue reading

Marin Voice: County ignoring coho-harming development

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Marin County is turning a blind eye to unregulated development, and in so doing pushing already critically endangered coho salmon, which depend on creekside habitat for their survival, closer to the brink of extinction. For instance, the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) reported three incidents of unpermitted development in Forest Knolls, in San Geronimo… Continue reading

Grant to help improve recreational amenities along Yuba River

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 The Bear Yuba Land Trust announced that it has received a grant to help improve public access and amenities in areas such as French Bar on the Middle Yuba River. Margie Determan BY CATHY LOCKE,  clocke@sacbee.com New parking areas for cars, trucks and horse trailers, plus picnic shelters, informational kiosks, restrooms and more than 7… Continue reading

Sen. Dianne Feinstein pushes Senate subcommittee for water bill to address California’s drought

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Tomas Garcia has been without running water for the last two years. He gets by with a water tank in his front yard. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) Sarah D. Wire El Niño’s rains didn’t end California’s drought, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein urged Senate colleagues Tuesday to hurry and find a compromise on a… Continue reading

Fishery Agency Slams Feinstein Drought Bill

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  Emma Cox, an employee with Cal Marsh and Farm Ventures, carries a bucket of young salmon to be released into a holding pen in a flooded rice field near Woodland, Calif. Feb. 20, 2013. Fisheries groups worry that legislation proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein to address California’s drought will weaken protections to help already… Continue reading

Fishery Agency Slams Feinstein Drought Bill

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  Emma Cox, an employee with Cal Marsh and Farm Ventures, carries a bucket of young salmon to be released into a holding pen in a flooded rice field near Woodland, Calif. Feb. 20, 2013. Fisheries groups worry that legislation proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein to address California’s drought will weaken protections to help already… Continue reading

Hunter, environmental regulator appointed to California Fish and Game Commission

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A longtime water regulator and a lifelong hunter have been appointed to a powerful state board that lists endangered species and sets hunting and fishing regulations enforced by California game wardens. Peter Silva, a 63-year-old water policy consultant from Chula Vista, joined the state Fish and Game Commission after serving as an assistant administrator for… Continue reading