Fall River Wild Trout Monitoring – over 2600 fish tagged so far!

FRC has been working with UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and California Trout to monitor the wild trout in the Fall River since 2013. Fish caught by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have been tagged with Passive Integrated Transponders (PIT tags) and had genetic samples taken. When tagged fish swim through the …Read More

Coming up on June 8th, 2017 Water Talks educational presentations – Spring Rivers Restoration and Science

Water Talks Event June 8th in  McArthur Spring Rivers Restoration and Science: Fall River and Hat Creek Known for their crystal clear water and challenging angling, the Fall River and Hat Creek exemplify what spring creek fisheries are all about. With impressive numbers of wild trout they attract anglers from all over California who come …Read More

Streambank Restoration Well Underway

Our work on streambank restoration began in 2015, when we completed an assessment of bank-damage in the river and a prioritization process that looked at which sites would benefit most and be most feasible for restoration. In partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), we began working with a willing landowner on the Fall …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