Editor's Corner
Federal fish agency opposes Shasta Dam raise

Written By: Dan Bacher January 28, 2015

Federal fish agency opposes Shasta Dam raise

 

The Winnemem Wintu Tribe, fishing groups and environmentalists have been fighting a federal plan to raise Shasta Dam for many years, since the 18-1/2 foot proposed dam raise would flood...
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Written By: Dan Bacher January 23, 2015

Steelhead begin to trickle into American River

(Sacramento) More steelhead are finally showing at Nimbus Fish Hatchery on the American River, although the fish reported to date are just a fraction of what would normally be trapped by...

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Oil lobbyist/former MLPA chair praises release of fracking EIR

Written By: Dan Bacher January 20, 2015

Oil lobbyist/former MLPA chair praises release of fracking EIR

The oil industry welcomed the release of the California Natural Resources Agency’s draft environmental impact report of fracking operations in California, while environmental groups slammed...

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Jerry Brown’s True “Green” Legacy: The Death of the Delta?

Written By: Dan Bacher January 15, 2015

Jerry Brown’s True “Green” Legacy: The Death of the Delta?

The following is a revised transcript of the presentation that I gave when I was inducted into the California Outdoors Hall of Fame by Tom Stienstra, Outdoor Writer for the San Francisco...

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Tunnel critics respond to secret settlement as Delta smelt nears extinction

Written By: Dan Bacher January 13, 2015

Tunnel critics respond to secret settlement as Delta smelt nears extinction

When you think that things can't get worse in the toxic nightmare that is California water politics, be assured - "Yes, They Can!" 

Restore the Delta (RTD), opponents of Governor Jerry...

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Delta smelt reaches new record low in fall survey

Written By: Dan Bacher January 10, 2015

Delta smelt reaches new record low in fall survey

The Delta smelt, an indicator species that demonstrates the health of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, reached a new record low population level in 2014, according to the California...

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Castagna, Bacher, Weatherby top Outdoors Hall of Fame class

Written By: Dan Bacher January 10, 2015

Castagna, Bacher, Weatherby top Outdoors Hall of Fame class

 

The annual awards ceremony for the California Outdoor Hall of Fame will be at 4 pm on Saturday, January 10 in the California Sportsmen Theatre at the International Sportsmen's Exposition at...
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Steelhead Numbers Alarmingly Low at Nimbus Fish Hatchery

Written By: Dan Bacher December 29, 2014

Steelhead Numbers Alarmingly Low at Nimbus Fish Hatchery

(Sacramento) The upper section of the American River that has been closed to fishing since October 31 will reopen to steelhead fishing on January 1, 2015, but the outlook for the fishing is...

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Endangered salmon die in drainage canal in Sutter Bypass

Written By: Dan Bacher December 23, 2014

Endangered salmon die in drainage canal in Sutter Bypass

Endangered Sacramento River winter run-Chinook salmon, protected under both the state and federal Endangered Species Acts, are swimming up the Sacramento River toward their spawning grounds. 

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Conservation groups call on Feinstein to oppose Valadao drought bill

Written By: Dan Bacher December 5, 2014

Conservation groups call on Feinstein to oppose Valadao drought bill

Restore the Delta (RTD) and a coalition of environmental groups, fishing organizations and Indian Tribes today urged Senator Dianne Feinstein to keep her word regarding drought legislation and...

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