Tower of Bio-Balls

As anyone with a home aquarium knows, just keeping fish alive can be a challenge. As we have relocated and rebuilt our fish-lab several times over the Read More…

California’s Growing Marijuana Issue

It just takes a Google Earth tour to spot the rise of marijuana growing in California. Navigate through aerial imagery of Humboldt County forests, and patches of Read More…

Photo Friday: Bit of a Jam

The high flows coming out of New Melones reservoir in recent weeks have transformed the Stanislaus River in ways not seen since the start of the drought. Read More…

Ontario’s first Riverwatcher

More than 300 Vaki Riverwatchers have been installed to count salmonids in rivers around the world since the late 90s. That number grew in October of 2016 Read More…

The Lake Tahoe Takeover

While Lake Tahoe is famous for its clear blue waters, the ecosystem of the lake is far from untouched or pristine. Stocking and unintended introductions of non-native Read More…

An Underwhelming 2016 Salmon Season

Every year, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) publishes a report on the previous year’s salmon fisheries along the West Coast. The report details escapement, or the Read More…

Photo Friday: Job Shadow

Our Oakdale office was happy to participate in a recent job shadow program sponsored by the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce.  We hosted a senior at Oakdale High Read More…

Mergansers: the Plunging Ducks

With some 50 species of ducks and geese found throughout California, the Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) might easily get overlooked as one of many ducks in a Read More…