Streambank Restoration Well Underway

Update April 27, 2020 The FRC continues to monitor our major project of a few years ago in which the fencing on about five miles of the river was restored with funds provided by the Fall River Conservancy, Cal Trout, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the Department of Agriculture. We believe that this …Read More

Three Years of PIT tagging – What have we learned?

In 2013, the Fall River Conservancy, California Trout, the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife launched the Fall River Wild Trout Pit Tagging Program. It’s been three years since the PIT tagging program was launched and thus far it has provided a wealth of interesting data that …Read More

Wild Trout Monitoring Program Results

History of the Wild Trout Monitoring Program: In 2013, the Fall River Conservancy, California Trout, the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife launched the Fall River Wild Trout Pit Tagging Program. To date, the team has tagged and collected genetic analysis on 1561 Fall River rainbow trout …Read More

FRC Launches Major Stream-bank Restoration Project

Stream-bank Restoration: River and stream restoration involves the modification of a disturbed condition to re-establish physical channel and bank features of riparian plant communities bordering a particular river or stream reach. On the Fall River, stream-bank restoration is a priority conservation issue due to the severity and frequency of highly degraded and eroding stream-banks through-out …Read More

Fall River Food Web Dynamics and Wild Trout

Partners in Conservation The Fall River Conservancy partners with a variety of organizations to leverage conservation dollars, and ensure the best scientific minds are tackling the issues at hand. One important relationship is with the USDA Western Regional Research Center who has been partnering with the Fall River Conservancy to analyze the food web dynamics …Read More

FRC’s Wild Trout PIT Tag Program Getting Noticed

Recently the Fall River Conservancy’s Wild Trout Monitoring Program and our partnership with UC Davis, CalTrout and CDFW has received some great coverage. Check out the feature article on the Fall River Conservancy in CalTrout’s Spring 2015 issue of The Current (click on the picture below): Watch this time-lapse video of what 45 minutes of …Read More

Fall River Supporters Step-up For The River

2014 FRC Fundraiser Success: As we fast approach the holiday season, it is undoubtedly time to reflect on the year past. For the Fall River Conservancy, this year has been one of fishing, scientific research, strengthening our partnerships, and of course, securing funding to expand our conservation work.  In September of this year the Fall …Read More

1300 Wild Fall River Trout Tagged for Monitoring and Genetic Analysis

History of the Wild Trout Monitoring Program: In 2013, the Fall River Conservancy and it’s partners California Trout, the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife launched the Fall River Wild Trout PIT Tagging Program. To date, the team has tagged and collected genetic analysis on 1300 Fall …Read More

2015 Stream-bank Restoration Planning and Mapping

Fall River Stream-bank and Riparian Restoration Two of the most concerning watershed-wide limiting factors for healthy wild trout populations on the Fall River are stream-bank erosion and the lack of riparian vegetation. Riparian vegetation is locally sparse, and banks are actively eroding due to decades of heavy grazing, lack of stabilizing plants and burrowing by …Read More