Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Lower Klamath NWR, Siskiyou County
The spots on a butterfly wing are not random but help identify this as a California tortoiseshell.


The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is stocking the Rogue River above Lost Creek Reservoir this week in time for the Memorial Day weekend. This stretch of river, commonly called the North Fork, is the Rogue’s premier summer trout fishery. Trout are being released at Mill Creek, River Bridge, Union Creek and Farewell Bend campgrounds. Woodruff Bridge, Mt. Stella Bridge,...
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In recognition of National Dam Safety Awareness Day on May 31, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges those living or working below dams to recognize the signs of a potential dam breach and to have or update an evacuation plan. PG&E’s  97 storage reservoirs are used primarily for generating hydropower and are generally far smaller than state and federal multi-year water...
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Beginning this week and continuing through June 12, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) plans to capture as many as 30 elk calves in northeastern California. Rocky Mountain and Roosevelt elk calves will be captured in Siskiyou and Modoc counties on U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands, and on private properties with permission from landowners. Under...
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Climate change is the single biggest threat to native salmonids in California, according to a new study from California Trout and the University of California, Davis. CONSERVATION GROUPS, FISHING organizations and biologists have been working tirelessly for decades to protect California’s trout and salmon. They have restored floodplains where juveniles find food and shelter, are arranging to remove obstructive dams from the Klamath...
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Dr. Amber Pairis, director of the Climate Science Alliance-South Coast, recently received the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Climate Adaption Leadership Award for Natural Resources. The award recognized her inventive approaches to preparing Southern California for the effects of climate change. The Climate Science Alliance is a partnership between the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the California Landscape...
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Kilarc One More Time
by John Higley, MAY 22, 2017

Kilarc Reservoir

Last Friday my pal Russ Herrick and I were at it again. Due to inclement weather, and my spring turkey hunting travels, neither of us has had time to fish this spring, and we finally decided to do something about it. At 8 a.m., after eating breakfast at home Russ showed up at my house, and we wasted no time tossing...
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