Photo Friday: Two Views

Today's Photo Friday presents two views of our summer snorkel surveys. While the snorkeler's underwater observations to count rainbow trout are the heart of our surveys, equally Read More…

Film Friday: Giving Back to Big Chico Creek

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr7TLjfHlZo Today's Film Friday highlights our snorkel surveys to study the rainbow trout and other fishes of Big Chico Creek. We thought it was a fitting flashback, Read More…

Rainbow Trout Hit Hard by Hot Water

The Stanislaus River is home to one of the largest populations of rainbow trout in California’s Central Valley, but a new report shows the fish have suffered Read More…

Big Chico Creek: Summer Survey 2.0

At FISHBIO, we believe in giving back to the waterways in our backyard. That’s why we conducted a fish population survey in Big Chico Creek this past Read More…

One of many, one of a kind

Northern California’s Deer Creek may have a common name, but as a habitat for fish it is far from ordinary. According to the U.S. Geologic Survey, more 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…

Take it to the limit

Last summer we set out to improve our understanding of Chico’s liquid gem, Big Chico Creek, and conducted the first assessment of the creek’s fish community in Read More…

Taking stock of Big Chico Creek

In early August, FISHBIO completed our first snorkel survey in the Big Chico Creek watershed. Specifically, we surveyed the 4.5-mile reach of the creek within the boundaries Read More…

Wild trout water

As you may know from our recent posts (Summer Surveys and Alpine Snorkeling), we regularly conduct trout surveys on streams in the western U.S. Snorkel surveys are Read More…