Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Santa Clara resident Shravan Sundaram’s photograph of a young bobcat descending a tree in Livermore’s Sycamore Grove Park earned the 2017 grand prize in the California Wildlife Photo of the Year contest. The intense gaze of the cat as it stared into the camera’s lens elevated it in the yearlong contest presented by California Watchable Wildlife and the California Department...
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Oregon’s new Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (OAH) will host its first meeting on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Newport at the Hatfield Marine Science Center’s Guin Library, 2030 Marine Science Drive. A full agenda for the meeting is available online, along with supporting materials.  Oregon lawmakers created the OAH Council through the passage of Senate Bill 1039 last year...
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South Fork Trout Report
by NDOW, JANUARY 23, 2018
South Fork Reservoir

Walt Quenell of Spring Creek shows off a few nice fish he caught today at South Fork Reservoir in Elko County while taking advantage of the great weather. He said the that Sherbet PowerBait was what he caught the fish on. Fishing has been fair for numbers but good for size of fish as South Fork Reservoir is now about...
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The Access and Habitat Board will host a teleconference call on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss a possible new Travel Management Area to be known as the Coos Mountain TMA within the Tioga Wildlife Management unit. Members of the public can listen in by calling 1-877-336-1831 and entering passcode 804246. Commercial timberland ownership in the area has shifted in recent years. The new...
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Kokanee Carcass Concludes A Season Of Oddballs
by FISHBIO, JANUARY 23, 2018
Stanislaus River

We’ve had four out of five Pacific salmon species visit us on the Stanislaus River in the last few months during a rather remarkable monitoring season. In addition to above-average passage of Chinook salmon, we also observed a rare chum salmon and pink salmon at our fish counting weir. To add one more salmon species to the season’s list, the carcass of a kokanee – the...
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Overdrawing groundwater can not only cause the ground to sink, it can also lead to a river or lake disappearing. In most rivers and lakes, the water surface you see above ground is the same elevation as the water below ground, and any changes to the groundwater level will affect the water at the surface. Surface water helps maintain the groundwater supply...
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