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River Why coming soon to San Francisco

June 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The River Why is coming to San Francisco, Wednesday, June 23, at the Presidio.
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Trout on Tap

May 24th, 2010 · No Comments

This is interesting. Nestle is planning a bottled water plant, for spring water, in Oregon. These always result in battles between those that want to protect the resources, and those that want to use the resources or want a job.  This battle was recently fought in McCloud, CA which resulted in Nestle backing out.
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Eat Well and Save the Fish

April 21st, 2010 · 2 Comments

My arm was twisted into participating in the company Earth Day events. Sustainable fishing was the mandate. I ran through the possibilities: catch and release fishing, wild and native fish restoration, conservation of fishing habitat, and other topics. Since the vast majority of folks at work don’t fish, but most eat fish, I [...]

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Tags: Conservation · River Keepers · Salmon

Change you can’t believe in

January 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

When you have a good thing, any event that changes the status quo makes us nervous. A change appears to be coming to the management of Idaho’s Harriman State Park.  Of course, I don’t need to inform you kind readers that the Henry’s Fork flows through Harriman State Park, and this is the storied section [...]

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Raise a glass of Kendall Jackson

January 6th, 2010 · 3 Comments

DSC05785, Kendall-Jackson Wine Center, Santa Rosa, California, USA, originally uploaded by jimg944.
The Kendall Jackson winery has figured out how to keep their wine production clean with less water. They will be saving 6 million gallons of water.
This means there are 6 million gallons of water more for the Salmon & Steelhead of the Russian River.
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Mmmm… Wild Salmon

November 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’m a fan of Alton Brown, and he is a fan of wild salmon.  Sit back and enjoy the Good Eats episode “Gills Gone Wild” and learn a thing or two about cooking salmon.
He also argues the case of Wild v. Farmed from a foodie perspective. No mention of sea lice.

Now that’s Good Eats

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Some good news at Caples Lake

August 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Last year, the dam that forms Caples lake was in need of repair. So, the lake level was drawn down. I was lucky enough to participate in a multi-organization coalition that helped rescue some of the fish and relocate them to other nearby lakes. We moved about 5000 fish out of this lake, including a [...]

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I hope they are healthy

July 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Chile uses 350 times the antibiotics on their farmed salmon as does Norway.  I don’t think this means that Chilean salmon is 350 times healthier than Norway salmon.
I don’t know about you, but I’ll be asking about the origin of those salmon filets next time I fire up the smoker. (yes, I’ll have to buy [...]

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Shasta River Coho Restoration – The Nature Conversancy

July 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Had a great day fishing the McCloud River Preserve the other day, part of the Nature Conservancy. Afterwards, while taking a rehydration break at the cabin, we ran into Christopher Babcock, one of the Field Scientist who keep the Preserve running. An actual River Keeper.

After chit-chat about fishing success (or lack thereof), weather, smoking regulations [...]

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Tags: Conservation · River Keepers · Salmon

Hot Dam!

June 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Thanks to a comment from Jim McCarthy, where he pointed to the WaterWatch web site, we have a cool video to watch where dams actually get blown up!  The Water Watch organization is working to eliminate four dams on the Rouge river, with the goal to have the Rouge flow un-impeded for 157 miles.
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