The Current Magazine Winter 2016/17 - Page 50

DAMS

Over 1,400 dams alter California's rivers and streams, diverting flows and blocking fish

from returning home. These dams are the biggest factor in the decline of native salmon and steelhead. It's time to let wild fish return home.

TAIL OUT

Interesting and entertaining internet finds

CURTIS AND THE BROWN TROUT

CalTrout Executive Direct Curtis Knight fights a nice wild Brown Trout this fall on the McCloud River where he once managed the Nature Conservancy's McCloud River Preserve. Where's the net? seelhead on the Eel. With appearances by Yvon Chouinard of Patagonia and Shane Anderson, director of Wild Reverence: The Wild Steelheads’ Last Stand, the two discover a river that holds hope for one of California’s great remaining wild fisheries.

CALTROUT VIDEO VAULT

Conservancy section of the McCloud River.