Author Archives: Dave Stalling

Sycamore Island Fishing Derby: Celebrating California’s San Joaquin River

The restoration of California’s San Joaquin River is about more than bringing back salmon and improving water management for agriculture. A living river provides many opportunities for families to fish, recreate and connect with the outdoors. Revitalizing the river also … Continue reading

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North Bay Chapter Helps Restore Salmon and Steelhead to Redwood Creek (and Trout in the Classroom Pays Off)

Mention wild salmon and steelhead and many people think of places like Alaska, perhaps the coasts of Washington and Oregon and the north coast of California; sparsely populated areas where lots of wildlands and healthy rivers remain. It’s true some … Continue reading

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Help Ensure the Future of California Salmon Fishing

Last year was a great year for Chinook salmon fishing in California – the best in more than a decade.  Certainly better than 2007, when Chinook populations crashed and resulted in a two-year moratorium on salmon fishing. (Are California Salmon … Continue reading

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Apply Today for Sierra Trout Camp

On a spectacular weekend last June, fifteen middle school-age girls and boys gathered at the internationally renowned UC Berkeley Sagehen Creek Field Station, in the Tahoe National Forest north of Truckee, California, for the first annual Sierra Trout Camp.  The … Continue reading

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Reinvesting in California’s Salmon and Steelhead

by Chandra Ferrari, TU California Water Policy Director Remember the great crash of 2007/2008?  No, not the financial disaster that wiped out 401(k) accounts and housing equity in record time.  I’m talking about the collapse of the California Central Valley … Continue reading

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Fire and Fish: Restoring Lahontan Habitat in Nevada

Note: Although natural wildfires have historically played an important role in shaping, creating and maintaining healthy landscapes in many parts of the Western United States, fires today often burn hotter and larger than what historically occurred because of alterations to … Continue reading

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A Serendipitous Stumble upon Theodore Roosevelt

“I ask of you the straightforward, earnest performance of duty in all the little things that come up day by day in business, in domestic life, in every way, and then when the opportunity comes, if you have thus done … Continue reading

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What I Wish I’d Said at Roger Miller’s Memorial Service

by Sam Davidson, TU California Field Director The fly fishing universe lost one of its brightest stars over the holidays.  Roger Miller, for decades one of California’s most ardent and effective advocates for cold water fisheries conservation, passed away on … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Aldo Leopold

Happy Birthday Aldo Leopold (January 11, 1887 – April 21, 1948) — American author, scientist, ecologist, forester, hunter, fisherman, professor, philospher, conservationist and widely considered the “father of wildlife management.” He may perhaps be best known for his 1949 classic, “A Sand County … Continue reading

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2012: A Great Year for California’s Wild Trout, Salmon and Steelhead!

From planting willows along stream banks to helping host a wild steelhead festival; from starting a new college chapter to celebrating the 40th anniversary of another chapter; from working with wine makers and grape growers in the Russian River Watershed … Continue reading

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