A portion of San Geronimo Creek purchased for protection and restoration by SPAWN. photo by SPAWNusa.org

By Todd Steiner, Salmon Protection And Watershed Network Turtle Island Restoration Network recently acquired a four-acre property on the most important un-dammed headwater tributary of Lagunitas Creek, which hosts the largest spawning population of critically endangered Central California Coast coho salmon. The purchase will allow the Marin County organization to promote the long-term survival of…

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Pictured at the base of Luna from left to right: Sanctuary Forest Board Members Stuart Moskowitz and Janice Parakilas, and Women Forest Sanctuary members Susan Werner and Robin. photo by Susan Parsons

By Susan Werner, The Women’s Forest Sanctuary “Our mind is good at getting us to think small. But I have found that we will do for love that which we don’t think possible. So the question to ask ourselves is ‘What do I love?” Julia Butterfly Hill As part of our community efforts to protect…

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Marshall Ranch Flow Enhancement Off-stream Pond Project in Redwood Creek, South Fork Eel River: History and Status Report By Salmonid Restoration Federation Since 2013, Salmonid Restoration Federation (SRF) has been conducting low-flow monitoring in Redwood Creek, a critical tributary to the South Fork Eel River. With funding from the Wildlife Conservation Board and the California…

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The WKRP partnership reviews and discusses the effects from prescribed fire in the field. photo by EPIC

Environmental Protection Information Center The time to adapt and live with wildfire is here. Many communities across the west are working toward that goal. The climate crisis is thrusting change upon urban and rural towns alike. As the flames and smoke become more familiar, our relationship with fire must progress. Here in the Pacific Northwest…

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On October 23, 2020, tens of thousands engaged on social media supporting the call for Klamath dam removals, using hashtag #UnDamtheKlamath. That same day, over ten COVID-safe rallies were held in cities and towns demanding that Warren Buffet, the owner of PacifiCorp and the Klamath River dams, keep his promise to remove the dams. The…

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Prosper Ridge Prarie Restoration Phase 7 Map, May 2020. Map by Hugh McGee

By Hugh McGee, Program Director,Mattole Restoration Council Over the past several years Mattole Restoration Council (MRC) has been working with the Mattole Salmon Group, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), various federal and state agencies, and local contractors to implement multiple phases of two important ecosystem restoration projects in the King Range National Conservation Area:…

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SPAWN monitors coho salmon smolts in San Geronimo Creek. Photo by SPAWN

By Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) This year’s coho salmon smolt season in Marin County’s San Geronimo Creek marked a significant year for the endangered species! After installing a fyke net trap on San Geronimo Creek—the largest free-flowing tributary to Lagunitas Creek—and monitoring coho migration for seven weeks in mid-April, the Salmon Protection And…

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An aerial view of the proposed site for teh Nordic Aquafarms facility on the Samoa Peninsula in Humboldt Bay, CA. Photo NAF Archives

By Salmonid Restoration Foundation In May 2020, the Salmonid Restoration Foundation (SRF) was awarded a grant from the Rose Foundation’s California Watershed Protection Fund for its project on Humboldt Bay Aquaculture Research, Outreach, and Education. This project proposes to track the Nordic Aquafarms project (NAF), advocate on behalf of the community, communicate important information to…

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image of a Roosevelt Elk eating grass in the wild

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife recently announced that Treponeme-associated hoof disease (TAHD), a bacterial-associated syndrome causing severe lameness in elk, has been discovered in elk in Del Norte County. TAHD is already present in elk in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The current disease appears traceable to earlier outbreaks in herds in Southwest Washington in the mid-’90s. From their experience, we understand that this disease is likely to cause significant disruptions to California’s elk.

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photo of blooming yellow and orange wildflowers with large barn in the background.
Spring wildflowers putting on a show at the Lost Coast Education Center (pictured in the background) and Native Plant Garden. Photo by Cheryl Lisin, Friends of the Lost Coast

The Lost Coast Education Center is located at the BLM’s King Range Office Campus, serving as our home-base and a gateway to learning, discovery, activities, and inspiration for and about the natural wonders of the King Range National Conservation Area.

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