Salty Soils: Can California Recover?

Finding fresh water in California, with its unsteady climate and uneven distribution of rainfall, is known to be a challenge. But what to do with that water Read More…

The Value of a California Salmon

While salmon have a high intrinsic value for ecological and cultural reasons, it is also possible to assign them a dollar amount – although not always easy. 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…

Dragonflybio!

We recently photographed this female California darner "dragonfly" Rhionaeschna californica on an Equisetum stem, a common in wetlands plant. California has over 70 species of dragonflies representing Read More…

Geeks rule

One study on coho salmon found that 75% of jacks passed on their genes, whereas only 58% of older, larger males were successful at reproducing. During mating, Read More…

Stanislaus River Salmon Festival Video

Saturday (November 7) is the first ever Stanislaus River Salmon Festival.The event is intended to celebrate the local salmon fishery, as well as educate and inspire the Read More…

The best offense is a toxic defense!

The Sierra Newt, Taricha torosa sierrae, is a subspecies of the California newt endemic to the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains from northern Shasta county Read More…

Delta toad!

The Berkley Big Bass Challenge was last weekend on the Delta, and a number of Delta anglers turned out to catch a big fish, and cash a Read More…