Journey of a Water Drop

Today is World Water Day, so we thought it was a fitting time to highlight the importance of water is to us all. The rivers we study Read More…

Rafting for Research

Earlier this year, our staff had the privilege of going back in time, leaving most technology and motorized vehicles behind on an adventure down the Upper Tuolumne Read More…

Sprucing up salmon habitat

If your Christmas tree has reached the end of its decorative purpose but hasn’t yet been pitched to the curb, consider this: your drooping holiday decoration could Read More…

Dog days of summer snorkel surveys

If you happen to come across this group of oddly dressed individuals floating face down in the river, don’t be alarmed. It’s just our annual summer abundance Read More…

What makes a wetland?

The word "wetland” applies to a variety of different habitats that encompass some combination of land and water. Although there are many definitions, in our work we Read More…

Defining what is essential

On any given day, a number of human activities may alter the environments where protected fish species live. From building a bridge to operating a hydroelectric power Read More…

On the Pacific Flyway

One of the joys of working outdoors in the Central Valley of California is witnessing the biannual migration of waterfowl. Our location is both a rest stop Read More…

Frogs, toads, and hungry trout

In the late 1800s, most high Sierra Nevada lakes were teeming with frogs and toads, but contained virtually no fish. Over the past century, however, the number Read More…