July 2014 Mercury Fish Advisory – We are now working cooperatively with The Sierra Fund to improve the data available on fish consumption advisories for watersheds in the CABY (Consumnes American Bear & Yuba) watersheds. Fish advisories are provided to the public in the back of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Fishing Regulations booklets each year. These advisories are organized by water body and specific fish species that inhabit those water bodies. Unfortunately, not all fish that live in each water body and are popular for catch and consumption by anglers are represented currently in the lists in the fishing regulations. The Sierra Fund has obtained initial funding, and is soliciting additional funding, to collect fish and have them analyzed for mercury content. Initially we are assisting with the project in Rollins Lake, and plans are to expand this to the remaining water bodies that need additional information. Help if you can here… https://rally.org/whatsinmyfish
July 2013 “Born To Be Wild” – The two Upper American River Watershed Wild and Scenic / Wild Trout Streams (the North Fork American River upstream of Mineral Bar, and the Rubicon River upstream of Ralston Powerhouse) are being honored with new Interpretive Panels. A cooperative project funded partially by a grant from the Nevada/Placer Resource Allocation Committee (R.A.C.) with donations from the Sac-Sierra Chapter of Trout Unlimited and support from the Upper American River Foundation, the Tahoe National Forest, Auburn State Recreation Area, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and U.S. Bureau of Land Management who worked with talented folks from Wildways Illustrated http://www.wildwaysillustrated.com/ to create these two pieces of art that will hopefully last many years and help educate visitors along the North Fork and Middle Forks of the American River.
May 25, 2007 “Study to Aid in Decisions on Sediment Issues” Auburn Journal, by Gus Thomson http://www.auburnjournal.com/article/study-aid-decisions-sediment-issues (American River Watershed Coodinator, Bill Templin, quoted on the value of this cooperative April 2007 report on sediment sources and possible solutions to reducing sediment loads flowing into the North Fork American River streams.)