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The Drake
By Brett Wedeking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Brian Johnson, TU California Director, says, "These catastrophic salmon returns were triggered by the recent drought, but they are caused by decades of bad decisions by the state and federal government. If the drought taught us anything, it’s that we need to restore river habitat faster and better, and to dramatically improve our management of water to ensure adequate flows of cold, clean water when salmon need it most."

Alaska Dispatch News
By Alex DeMarban
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
An effort to study the feasibility of a 700-foot-wide, 300-foot-tall hydroelectric dam at a salmon-spawning stream connected to the Kenai River has generated quick opposition, some of it stirred by a pair of fishing guides getting their first taste of activism.
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
By Steven Nett
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

In 2009, the Sonoma RCD, working with the Sonoma County Water Agency, contacted the landowners to discuss a possible fish passage design, to be developed by Prunuske Chatham, Inc., a Sebastopol-based environmental consulting firm specializing in watershed rehabilitation. But in 2010, the landowners declined to go forward, uncomfortable with the scale of construction, months of heavy equipment and access roads and the potential loss of their drinking water.

The project found new life in 2013, as PCI Geomorphologist Lauren Hammack explains, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Trout Unlimited, a nonprofit grassroots organization working to restore and protect salmon and trout habitat, and PCI renewed contact and asked the creekside residents to reconsider. “To everyone’s immense gratitude,” Mary Ann King, director of Trout Unlimited’s Coastal Streamflows Restoration Project, says, they did.

KNVN Channel 24
Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Crews in Shasta County help rescue stranded fish along the Sacramento River

Malibu Times
By Drew Irby
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Taking out the Rindge Dam may be expensive, but it’s not providing any benefit to people any longer, and it continues to impact the ecology and water quality of Malibu Creek — once home to one of the strongest runs of Southern Steelhead. It’s hard to put a price tag on our natural capital. What we do know, once an iconic species winks out and a creek is reduced to a hexagonal flood control channel with a parking lot over it, is that capital can no longer provide as profitable a return.


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