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New Approaches to Implement the Endangered Species Act in California

Friday, Jul 27th, 2018

  A Focus on Recovery Planning and Action With all the discourse surrounding the Endangered Species Act, some observations from the Sacramento Valley may be instructive to these discussions. From our perspective, various parties in California have been fighting for several decades over the Biological Opinions (BiOps) involving the Bay-Delta and the related river systems. … Continue reading New Approaches to Implement the Endangered Species Act in California

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Reactivating the Floodplains in the Sacramento Valley

Thursday, Jul 19th, 2018

  Leading scientists from nearby University of California, Davis and throughout the world are pointing towards the value and importance of re-activating floodplains as the key element to improve conditions for fish within a managed water system like the Sacramento Valley. (See: Floodplains: Processes and Management for Ecosystem Services by UC Press). To improve conditions … Continue reading Reactivating the Floodplains in the Sacramento Valley

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More Salmon Recovery Projects — Removing Fish Barriers on Little Cow Creek

Thursday, Jul 12th, 2018

  By Ross Perry, Western Shasta Resource Conservation District We now have funding from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to address two fish barriers in Little Cow Creek: the Cook and Butcher diversion dam and the abandoned Bella Vista pipeline.   The Cow Creek Watershed is a major tributary to the Sacramento River … Continue reading More Salmon Recovery Projects — Removing Fish Barriers on Little Cow Creek

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Embracing Summer in Northern California: The Importance of Surface and Groundwater Storage and Progressive Water Resources Management

Thursday, Jul 5th, 2018

  As the days get warmer in California and we see fires spreading throughout the state, it is a good time to think about water and to appreciate the work that water resources managers do throughout California to make sure we have reliable water supplies available for cities and rural communities, farms, fish, birds, recreation, … Continue reading Embracing Summer in Northern California: The Importance of Surface and Groundwater Storage and Progressive Water Resources Management

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