At one time, California’s Eel River once had incredibly abundant salmon, steelhead, and Pacific lamprey fisheries. But dams, major water diversions, legacy impacts from clearcut logging, and illegal cannabis cultivation have compromised the Eel’s productivity for salmonids and lamprey.
There is real hope for restoring the Klamath River and its fisheries, however. That’s because a multi-decade effort to remove the four dams of the Lower Klamath Project—in which Trout Unlimited has played a major role—is now close to the finish line.
Raise your voice in support of the largest dam removal in U.S. history. Critically low salmon and steelhead populations can’t wait.
Wild Steelheaders United and Trout Unlimited and our allies are tracking and working on several bills and budget actions that could affect wild steelhead management in the Golden State.
Our restoration leader on California’s Central Coast takes his steelheading, and steelhead conservation, very seriously.
Two things happened on June 17 that underscore the influence of Trout Unlimited’s two decades of work in the Klamath River basin to restore this river and its legendary salmon and steelhead runs.
A longtime landowner’s love of his rural California land and the tiny steelhead stream that flows through it is key to the success of a challenging TU-led fish passage project Bruce Dormody was born and raised on a secluded, 2600-acre property in the hills above Carmel Valley, California, operated for decades as San Clemente Rancho, a private recreational retreat on …
How a unique partnership is working to restore Eel River salmon and steelhead and keep water flowing to Russian River farms