MAY 2022 Dear Friends of the Fall River Conservancy,  We write to report on our progress at the FRC over the past two years. While the pandemic has curtailed some of our activities, it has been a very busy and productive period for the FRC and its board of directors. We were blessed to have …Read More

FRC Funds New Z-Grass Research on Fall River

New Z-Grass Research Funded By FRC In 2013 FRC Funds Chico State to Research Z-Grass Restoration Strategies in Fall River FRC is pleased to announce a new partnership in the spring of 2013 with the Chico State Department of Biological Sciences. Beginning this month, Dr. Kristina Schierenbeck will lead a team of researchers to explore …Read More

Eurasian Watermilfoil: Where did it go?

Eurasian Watermilfoil Outbreak Crashes: Really?  Restoring a Moving Target As many of you may have noticed, this last winter the Fall River saw a die-back of the aquatic invasive species Eurasian Watermilfoil, as well as, native aquatic vegetation. Although it is unclear what may have caused this die-back, it is unlikely that it can be …Read More

FRC Launches First Wild Trout Tagging Program

FRC Tags 500 Fall River Wild Trout for Monitoring Watch Video on Fall River PIT Program!  https://vimeo.com/65069455 Ever wonder where and when Fall River wild trout spawn? Or how far they migrate throughout 25 plus miles of interconnected springs, lakes, and river? Ever wonder where and when Fall River wild trout spawn? Or how far …Read More

Fall River: Where is the Water?

Unless this is your first season fishing the Fall River, you’ve probably noticed this spring the low water levels and lack of early season aquatic vegetation. What gives? At first we hypothesized that natural cyclical fluctuations were to blame for the late emergence of aquatic macrophytes (large plants). This in turn would explain why water levels have …Read More

Senators Visit Fall River

FRC hosted Senators Tom Harman, Bob Huff and legislative staffer Kevin Eastman (Senator LaMalfa) for a conservation tour of the Fall River.  The tour focused on key issues threatening the future health of the Fall River, which include the excessive sedimentation blanketing the bottom of the Fall River and the Eurasian watermilfoil outbreak. FRC also …Read More

FRC Wraps Up 2011 Grants

In 2011, FRC received grant funding from the Shasta Regional Community Foundation (SRCF, McConnell Fund), the Orvis Company, and the Rose Foundation. We’re proud to report that all of these grants supported successful projects and helped us build capacity as a local organization working to protect the lands, waters, and cultural heritage of the Fall …Read More

Diablo Valley Fly-Fishermen Donate to Protect Fall River

FRC would like to thank the Diablo Valley Fly-Fishermen (DVFF) for their generous donation.  This funding will be used to stop the spread of Eurasian watermilfoil throughout the Fall River.  The money will be matched with additional private individual donations and foundation dollars to help launch a Eurasian Water milfoil Pilot Program targeted for the …Read More

PGE Commits $20k to Fall River Milfoil Management Program

This fall, PGE committed $20k in funding to help launch a pilotprogram that will explore the use of the milfoil weevil as a biological control for EWM. Under their Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hydropower license (FERC project 2687), PGE is required to maintain the structural integrity of the Fall River’s extensive levee system. EWM threatens …Read More