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Congressman Walden Refers Wild Horse Fire Brigade To Heads Of BLM & USFS
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, DECEMBER 12, 2017

OPINION

How often do we find ourselves as citizens complaining when legislators overlook cost-effective ideas and plans that could arguably provide some relief or a solution for a serious societal issue, and instead seem to prefer solutions that add more taxes to the burden already upon weary taxpayers? With the recent evolution of catastrophic wildfire, Americans are now faced with a new...
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GGSA December News and Updates
by GGSA Staff, DECEMBER 13, 2017


Hatchery returns, good and bad Most California salmon hatcheries are getting the returns they need to hit their production targets for baby salmon that will be released in 2018. The exception is the Coleman Hatchery near Redding. The Mokelumne hatchery is on track to match or break a record set in 2011 for adult returning salmon. Coleman hatchery in the far northern Sacramento...
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The director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced an additional 15-day delay for the upcoming commercial Dungeness crab season, based on the results of another round of pre-season quality testing conducted on Dec. 5. The tests continued to show that Dungeness crab are not yet ready for harvesting. The delay affects Fish and Game Districts 6, 7, 8...
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Dec. 12 meeting to discuss new Coos Mtn TMA
by ODFW, DECEMBER 11, 2017


The Southwest Region Council of the Access and Habitat program will host a second public meeting Dec. 12 at noon to discuss a possible new Travel Management Area to be known as the Coos Mountain TMA within the Tioga Wildlife Management unit. The meeting will be held at ODFW’s Central Point office, 1495 East Gregory Road. Attend in person or call 1-877-336-1831 and enter participant code...
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Trinity Management Council
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, DECEMBER 10, 2017

Trinity River

On Wednesday, Dec. 6 the Trinity Management Council decision was NO Decision. The TMC is made up of 4 Federal Agencies, 2 Tribal Representatives and 1 County Government (TAMWG Chairperson) for seven (7) votes. Because the Secretary of Interior is a Federal Government Agency the 4 Federal Government Agencies abstained from voting for a letter to the Secretary of Interior in support...
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The Fish and Wildlife Commission set regulations for recreational and commercial groundfish seasons at their meeting in Salem. The state’s regulations are based on federal quotas. After hearing public testimony, the Commission adopted a five fish bag limit (reduced from seven this year), in hopes of providing a year-round fishery in 2018. (The 2017 bag limit design was higher at seven...
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