Photo Friday – Snorkel Search

We recently completed a snorkel survey of the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve to count rainbow trout – and snapped this shot of the search in action. Read More…

Photo Friday: Making the Leap

If Friday doesn't already have you jumping for joy, can we tell you how stoked we are that spring-run Chinook salmon have returned to Big Chico Creek? Read More…

Spring-run are back!

Last week, adult spring-run salmon made made headlines by returning to the restoration area of the San Joaquin River – the first generation of salmon to fully 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…

Bugging Out

One of the activities we take the most pride in is providing educational opportunities for children in the communities where we work. From small rural villages in Read More…

Unleash the Salmon Cannon

Now even salmon can realize dreams of flight. Last year, a device dubbed the “salmon cannon” rocketed to popular stardom with the help of John Oliver, when 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…

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…

A swim in the park

Perhaps no natural feature is more prominent in the minds of Chico, California, residents than the beloved Big Chico Creek. Like a blue lifeline, the small creek 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…