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Tule Lake NWR, Modoc County
Healthy sandhill cranes have nothing to fear from coyotes when they can simply jump into the sky.


Lake Sabrina Weekly Report
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff, OCTOBER 4, 2019
Lake Sabrina

WATCH OUT FOR DEER!!!!!!   IT’S THAT TIME – WATCH OUT FOR PEOPLE STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD   The Café is closed for the season. The Store and Boat Rentals are available thru October 13th at 1:00pm when Lake Sabrina Boat Landing will close for the season. Fishing season ends at midnight on November 15, 2019.   It’s definitely been a wild couple of weeks...
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Golden Trout and Golden Trees
On Patrol
by Steven T. Callan, OCTOBER 3, 2019

The first time I experienced the awesome grandeur of California’s Eastern Sierra was in 1975, when, as a rookie Fish and Game warden, I drove there on assignment to work the Crowley Lake trout-season opener. That spring, the majestic mountains to the west were covered with snow, and the entire scene, from Mount Whitney to Mammoth Lakes, looked like something...
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Fishing the North Coast: Fisheries Roundtable to Be Held This Saturday
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, OCTOBER 3, 2019

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), Chair of the House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife, announced last Saturday that his first two fisheries roundtable discussions will be held in Northern California; the first this Saturday, October 5th, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Arcata, and the second on Monday, October 7th, at 1:00 p.m. in San Francisco. These are the initial stops...
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Sonoma, CA (October 2, 2019) -- Please join the Golden State Salmon Association (GSSA) formerly GGSA for an evening of culinary delights, Sonoma County's finest wines, and to honor Erich Pearson. Erich is the founder of Sparc and operates the Sparc Farm at Gordenker Ranch in Glen Ellen.   Erich is a biodynamic cannabis farmer, a salmon supporter and his water practices in Sonoma Valley...
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SAN FRANCISCO — In an effort to telegraph the full geographic breadth of our work on California Central Valley salmon, the members of the Golden Gate Salmon Association recently decided to change the name of the organization from Golden Gate to the Golden State Salmon Association.  The change signals our work restoring Central Valley salmon runs throughout their entire habitat...
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The historic Sacramento River once flowed unobstructed from rocky Sierra Nevada headwaters to expansive Delta wetlands, providing a diversity of interconnected aquatic habitats. Fish species evolved to take advantage of this diversity, with some migrating long distances to mountainous cold-water streams and others sticking to warmer downstream reaches. But once the continuous stream network was fragmented by dams, species like winter-run Chinook salmon...
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