A Native Plan to Restore the Winter Run Chinook

California is well known as an agricultural powerhouse, feeding the world with almonds, rice, avocados, stone fruits and wine. But long ago, from its coastal watersheds to its interior mountains, this state was shaped by another force altogether: salmon. Caleen Sisk, chief of the Winnemem Wintu people, wants to see California embrace its natural – … Read more

Fed: Winter Salmon Run Nearly Extinguished in California Drought

For the second straight year, huge numbers of juvenile winter-run Chinook salmon appear to have baked to death in the Sacramento River because of California’s drought-stretched water supplies, bringing the endangered species a step closer to extinction. The grim statistics released by federal officials Wednesday raise the specter of more water cuts for agriculture next … Read more

Water's for Fighting

How California and the feds sold off more water than north state rivers usually hold. Today, powerful water brokers have made contracts that promise far more water than nature can deliver – particularly in the face of growing populations and climate change. Article by: Grant Scott-Goforth Picture by: Bob Doran Published: September 19, 2013 Read … Read more