Fish and Fire

In recent years, some of the most destructive wildfires in documented history have ravaged large swaths of the Golden State, taking an unprecedented toll on human life Read More…

Photo Friday: Bird’s Eye of Butte Creek

Butte Creek is a special place for salmon. This tributary to the Sacramento River is a stronghold for threatened spring-run Chinook, and supports more than half of Read More…

Celebrating spring migration

In a state where most salmon populations are a mere fraction of their historical numbers and are mostly supported by supplementation from hatcheries, the spring-run Chinook salmon Read More…

The bounty of Butte Creek

This past fall, FISHBIO partnered with Friends of Butte Creek to explore the largest run of wild, naturally spawned, spring-run Chinook salmon in California. The Butte Creek Read More…

Challenges of spring-run Chinook Salmon

It's hard to believe based on the sizes of their populations today, but long ago spring-run Chinook salmon (spring-run) were the most abundant run of Chinook salmon Read More…

Spring into action!

Last week we had the opportunity to observe spring-run Chinook salmon ascending the Parrot-Phelan diversion dam on Butte Creek near Chico. Currently the largest naturally spawning spring-run Read More…

Freshwater middlemen?

In much the same way forage fish transfer energy up the food chain from simpler phyto- and zooplankton to more complex fish, bird, and mammal predators in Read More…