Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Trinidad Harbor, Humboldt County
The opportunistic river otter looks for fish scraps on the charter boat dock in Trinidad.


First-of-its-kind California Chinook Salmon Restoration Project
by Maven's Notebook, MAY 9, 2017
Sacramento River

For young salmon in the northern Sacramento River, life may get easier thanks to an innovative effort developed by a coalition of farmers, state and federal agencies, and environmental groups that are working to increase the chinook salmon population. River Garden Farms of Knights Landing recently installed 25 new salmon shelter structures in the river near Redding – new habitats for...
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OROVILLE UPDATE: Spillways Work Continues, Construction Update
by Maven's Notebook, MAY 9, 2017
Feather River

The following is an update from the Department of Water Resources (DWR) about construction-related activities on the Lake Oroville Spillways Recovery project.  DWR is committed to informing the public about the work being done to repair the damaged spillways and related impacts to roads, recreation, public access and surrounding infrastructure. DWR is improving construction access to the gated (main) spillway for...
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Work on the Water
by Sharon Waranius, MAY 8, 2017

Work on the water is sweet when you're sailing while you work. Sailing while you work on Whiskeytown Lake is as close to heaven's shores as you could want. I visited there just the other day with my brother. He's an old Salt, Ken, better known as KW around the docks. Logging endless nautical miles through years of sailing experience, he is...
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High Water Releases
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MAY 7, 2017

Trinity River

With summer approaching, it appears that some of the snowpack in the mountains is melting and filling the reservoirs thus causing the reservoirs to release extra water. This is causing much havoc in the lower section of the rivers and some flooding to some farm land. On the Upper Trinity it is causing problems around Lewiston and down near Junction...
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Turkey Hunting in Old Mexico
by John Higley, MAY 7, 2017

Last winter I couldn’t imagine where I would end up hunting wild turkeys this spring, other than here in northern California.  Then, in February, my vision was expanded by an offer to hunt in Florida for Osceola turkeys, a wild turkey subspecies that I never hunted for in the past.  I did that, and told you about the experience a...
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Applicants Sought for Klamath River Coho Habitat Restoration Projects
by Bureau of Reclamation, MAY 6, 2017
Klamath River - Middle

The Bureau of Reclamation, PacifiCorp and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) are seeking applications for funding to implement coho habitat restoration projects within the Klamath River and its tributaries downstream of Iron Gate Dam. The joint Request for Proposals (RFP) will make available $1.1 million in grants during 2017 through Reclamation’s Klamath River Coho Habitat Restoration Program ($645,000) and...
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