Tag Archives: Restoration

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…

Spotlighting 5 Years of Critical California Restoration

Photo: K. King/FWS California faces many challenges this year. Climate change has spurred the worst wildfires our Golden State has ever seen. Over a million acres of wildlife habitat have burned in 2020 alone, and our “fire season” stretches on. Thanks to the hard work of our firefighters and community members, California’s resilience capacity is…

Habitat & Clean Water Wins Make the News

We’ve been in the news recently, and we thought we’d take a moment and share a few stories with you. Our teams are hard at work every day moving the needle on our programmatic work, and it’s a joy to take a pause and celebrate how much we’ve accomplished – and the possibilities in front…

Accelerating Conservation in Marin County

Salmon photo courtesy of the National Marine Fisheries Service/Southwest Fisheries Science Center; Salmon Ecology Team. Right now, it’s more important than ever to celebrate environmental successes. This month, we’d like to spotlight how a coalition of restorationists in Marin County is bringing a holistic, watershed-level approach to salmonid habitat in Lagunitas Creek – and how…

Permitting, Habitat Wins for Wildlife on CA’s North Coast

Critical restoration is happening! Last month, we visited the Big River watershed in Mendocino County to chat with Elizabeth Mackey of Trout Unlimited’s North Coast Coho Project about the program’s great work to restore salmon habitat at a watershed scale, and how they use Sustainable Conservation-sponsored permits to help get their projects off the ground…

Central Valley, Bay-Delta Restoration Gets Big Boost

California’s Bay-Delta is complex, and home to some of our most imperiled species and degraded waterways. There are many opportunities for habitat restoration and stakeholders and advocates are eager to do the work, but navigating the complex web of environmental regulations can be costly, and time-consuming. With significant new funding from bond measures and other…