Tag Archives: Habitat

Aquatic restoration projects made easier in California thanks to new statewide consultation available to federal agencies

We’re excited to announce a brand-new restoration consultation in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service! Thank you to all of our partners, consultants and, most importantly, team members whose years of hard work helped usher this important collaboration across the finish line. Stay tuned as we dig into the details of what this…

Collective Momentum: Latest Issue of Thrive California

Despite 2021’s many curveballs, we’ve shared a year of hard-won progress toward thriving California communities, farms, and wildlife. From the water pumped up from our aquifers that sustains us during droughts to the families who grow the food we eat, and the habitat that nourishes our plant and animal neighbors – our health depends on so much…

Sustainable Conservation Receives CalTrout’s Streamkeeper Award

Photos courtesy of CalTrout We are honored to announce that we received CalTrout’s Streamkeeper Award, presented at their 50th anniversary gala this past month. We at Sustainable Conservation have a great deal of respect for CalTrout’s mission of ensuring resilient wild fish thrive in healthy waters for a better California – an area of environmental…

PPIC Restoration Panel Speaks to Smarter Permitting, Watershed Solutions

Advancing Ecosystem Restoration with Smarter Permitting panelists (left to right): Moderator Letitia Grenier (2020 PPIC CalTrout Ecosystem Fellow and resilient landscapes program manager, San Francisco Estuary Institute), Heather Dyer (CEO/general manager, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District), Xavier Fernandez (planning manager, San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board), Erika Lovejoy (program director, accelerating restoration,…

Lower Tuolumne River Accessible Again: Dennett Dam Removal Restores 52 Miles of Fish Habitat, Revitalizes Community

During and after construction: paddlers can enjoy the transformed site as they traverse this scenic urban river, and fish can swim freely. Photos: Tuolumne River Trust. Illustration: NOAA Fisheries. We’re celebrating the 5-year anniversary of the Habitat Restoration and Enhancement (HRE) Act by spotlighting all of the amazing habitat- and species-boosting work restorationists do around California. This month,…

HRE Act Celebration: Fish Passage Clears Way for Steelhead, Chinook, Coho

Photo: Mendocino County RCD In 2020, we’re celebrating the 5-year anniversary of the Habitat Restoration and Enhancement (HRE) Act by spotlighting all of the amazing habitat- and species-boosting work restorationists have done around California. What: Bridge Installation/Fish Passage Improvement Who: Mendocino County Resource Conservation District Where: Rancheria Creek, a tributary of the Navarro River A lot of…

HRE Act Celebration: French Creek Coho Habitat Revitalized

Photo: Betsy Stapleton/Scott River Watershed Council In 2020, we’re celebrating the 5-year anniversary of the Habitat Restoration and Enhancement (HRE) Act by spotlighting all of the amazing habitat- and species-boosting work restorationists have done around California. We recently checked in with Betsy Stapleton of Scott River Watershed Council (SRWC) for an update on the group’s…