CDFW Awards $37 Million for Ecosystem and Watershed Restoration,…

CDFW News – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of 40 multi-benefit ecosystem restoration and protection projects to receive funding under its Proposition 1 and Proposition 68 grant programs. The awards, totaling $37 million, were made under CDFW’s 2020 Proposition 1 and Proposition 68 Grant Opportunities Proposal Solicitation Read More…

Regional efforts find unique ways to combat invasive species

The Daily News – From the northern lakes and forests to the coastal dunes and southern plains, Michigan is home to diverse landscapes and ecosystems. Natural resource challenges can differ by region, and this is true especially when it comes to managing invasive species — those that are not native and can cause harm to the economy, environment or human health. To address the diversity Read More…

Washington Enacts Law to Protect Rivers, Endangered Salmon From…

Center for Biological Diversity – Gov. Jay Inslee has signed into law a bill prohibiting suction dredge mining in rivers and streams that provide important habitat for endangered salmon, steelhead and bull trout. The bipartisan law, which the governor signed on March 18, allows Washington to join other West Coast states in restricting the harmful recreational mining practice. It also Read More…

Initiative Aims to Speed Coho Salmon Recovery in California Coastal…

CDFW – Coho salmon are getting a boost from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) strategic plan to prioritize salmon restoration and habitat improvement projects in coastal watersheds from Santa Cruz to Mendocino counties. In most of these watersheds, coho salmon are in severe decline or locally extinct due to human alterations to land and water resources. The Priority Read More…

Leaders from 12 Idaho communities urge swift action to recover salmon…

Magic Valley – Leaders of 12 central Idaho communities urged Idaho’s congressional delegation and Gov. Brad Little to take the lead to recover Idaho endangered salmon and steelhead they say are critical to their economies. Mayors, city council members and chamber of commerce executives signed the letter, which called on state leaders to acknowledge the extinction crisis and to Read More…

Why a Canadian herring population is dying off

CBC – Canadian scientists have delivered a calamitous fish stock assessment in the southern Gulf of St Lawrence, predicting the spring spawning herring population is on a trajectory toward extinction in 10 years. The grim projection was shared earlier this month by the Department of Fisheries and Ocean, just days before the spring herring fishery is set to open in Nova Scotia, New Read More…

CDFW’s Salmon Evacuation Decision Pays Exceptional Dividends

CDFW News – In February 2017, damage to the Oroville Dam’s spillways prompted the evacuation of more than 180,000 people living downstream along the Feather River. The raging muddy waters also triggered an emergency decision to relocate millions of young salmon from the Feather River Hatchery to the Thermalito Annex Hatchery to be raised and held until river water conditions improved. Read More…

Network Listens for Passing Salmon

SF Estuary Magazine – It’s a cold morning in early February, and Chris Vallee of the U.S. Geological Survey is motoring upriver along Steamboat Slough. His two-man crew is hunched in the bow with backs to the wind, wrapped to the ears in water-resistant jackets above warm layers. Vallee pilots the vessel in relative comfort behind the shelter of the windscreen. The boat passes the usual Read More…

KEMFRI Carries Out Fishing Sustainability Survey On Border Lakes

Kenya News Agency – The  Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KEMFRI) has partnered with Taita-Taveta County government to conduct a scientific survey on Lake Challa and Jipe to explore modalities of sustainable fishing in the two lakes. Lake Challa and Lake Jipe, both in Taveta sub-county, are trans-border lakes straddling the Kenya-Tanzania border. Fishermen in villages Read More…

Boom: Removing 81 Dams Is Transforming This California Watershed

The Revelator – Removing one gigantic dam can have a massive effect on restoring a river ecosystem. But bringing down more than 80 smaller dams? That can also cause a transformation. This spring the Forest Service, aided by U.S. Marine Corps members, will blast apart 13 more dams in the Trabuco ranger district in Southern California’s Cleveland National Forest. It’s the last Read More…