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Nor-Cal Guides and Sportsmen’s Association (NCGASA)
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P.O. Box 111
Sutter CA 95982

Coalition Letters

Nor-Cal Guides and Sportsmen’s Association & its partners

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Letters to State Agencies

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Eel River Estuary Low Flow Closure letter

Legislation and Bills we are following

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Fish & Game Commission Petitions we are following

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NOAA Central Valley Temperature Mapping and Prediction

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Fish and Game Commission News

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A Legal Guide to the Public’s Rights to Access and Use to California’s Navigable Waters – 11/20/2017 
CDFW PCSRF 2 CMP Funded Project Summary – FY22-23, Click Here to Read
Pit River Bridge Summary

The Pit River Bridge is the only interstate highway bridge owned by the federal government in the entire United States. The 80-year old bridge carries Interstate 5, the Union Pacific Railroad and Amtrak, over Shasta Lake north of Redding, California. The federal government wishes to relinquish ownership of the bridge beyond the year 2040. The United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), along with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) are taking the lead on replacing or rehabilitating the highway portion of the bridge before the joint agreement to use and maintain the bridge expires in 2040. Funding options are being pursued to complete needed studies. Click here to read more.

Coleman National Fish Hatchery

Address
24411 Coleman Fish Hatchery Rd.
Anderson, California 96007
Phone: (530) 365-8622
Fax: (530) 365-0913

Primary Fish
Chinook salmon and steelhead which migrate up the Sacramento River from the Pacific Ocean. The Coleman National Fish hatchery is located on Battle creek which is one of the many creeks running into the Sacramento river.

Recreation and Education
The hatchery is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to dusk.

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Salmon

Click Here to read Review of the Central Valley Angler Survey by West Inc., Enviromental & Statistical Consultants. Summary: Inland sport harvest of Chinook salmon in California’s Central Valley (CV) streams comprises a significant proportion of the total escapement. The CV angler harvest survey, reinitiated in 2007, is a long-term monitoring program designed to develop annual estimates of total angler effort and in-river harvest of sport fish from the Sacramento River and major tributaries.  In addition to Chinook salmon, the survey includes a number of other species considered to have recreational value. As described in Titus et al. (2009), the key objectives of the CV angler survey specific to Chinook salmon are:

  1. Analysis and reporting of angler effort and harvest,
  2. Estimating the contribution of hatchery Chinook in the CV sport harvest, and
  3. Estimating the age structure of Chinook salmon and steelhead in the CV sport harvest.

Estimates of Chinook salmon harvest in the recreational fishery are used by the Pacific Fishery Management Council to help determine ocean harvest quotas off the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington (Titus et al. 2009).

This document reviews the existing angler survey design and analysis techniques used in the CV for estimating Chinook salmon angler effort and harvest (Titus et al. 2009). After describing the current angler survey protocol, we provide recommendations for future surveys and analyses of those survey data. The recommended methods will allow for estimation of precision (e.g., confidence interval [CI]), and are expected to reduce bias and improve precision of estimates of Chinook salmon angler effort and harvest in the CV.

Click Here  to read a paper on perspectives on managing fisheries for community wellbeing in the face of climate change by Maritime Studies 2022. The authors asked individuals that sit on advisory bodies to the Pacific Fisheries Management Council to rank 36 statements about coastal community wellbeing.

Pilot Evaluation of Barging Hatchery-Origin Juvenile Salmon from the California Central Valley through the Bay-Delta. Click Here to Read.

Preliminary Summary for Estimated Adult Pre-spawn Mortality for all 2021 Central Valley Chinook Salmon Runs Due to Excessive Temperatures in the Sacramento Basin. California Department of Fish and Wildlife. May 2022. Click Here to Read

Central Valley Chinook Salmon In-River Escapement Monitoring Plan – Fisheries Branch, Jan. 2012. Click Here to Read.

Eight Decades of Hatchery Salmon
Releases in California’s Central Valley. Factors influencing straying and resilience.
Click Here to read. Fisheries Magazine, Vol. 44, No. 9, Sept. 2019

Historical Abundance and Decline of Chinook Salmon in the Central Valley Region of California. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 18. American Fisheries Society 1998. Authors: Ronald Yoshiyama (UC Davis), Frank Fisher (CDFW), and Peter Moyle (UC Davis). Click Here to Read

CADF&G/Fish Bulletin No. 34:  Salmon of the Klamath River, CA
by John O. Snyder, Stanford University
A report of the 1930 Catch of King Salmon in the Klamath River.
The Salmon and the Fishery of the Klamath River.
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Recovery of Coded-Wire Tags from Chinook Salmon in California’s Central Valley Escapement, Inland Harvest, and Ocean Harvest in 2018 Report:
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Recovery of Coded-Wire Tags from Chinook Salmon in California’s Central Valley Escapement, Inland Harvest and Ocean Harvest in 2019 Report: Click Here to Read

Recovery of Coded-Wire Tags from Chinook Salmon in California’s Central Valley Escapement, Inland Harvest, and Ocean Harvest in 2017 Report:
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Salmon Species listed under the endangered species act
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Bigger doesn’t mean better for hatchery-released salmon
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Central Valley Chinook Salmon In-River Escapement Monitoring Plan
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Central Valley Salmon And Steelhead Monitoring Programs
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Science

Sacramento River County Atlas, Keswick to Verona – Shasta to Yolo County. Authors by the Geographical Information Center. Publisher: Sacramento River Conservation Area Forum, 2013. This atlas (Click Here to download)  is composed of 7 maps, one for each county, which depict riparian vegetation, private and public conservation lands and river miles. Download other maps from the website, Click Here

Fish Passage Improvement Project at the Red Bluff Diversion Dam (RBDD), Sept. 2012
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Flow Recommendations to the State Water Resources Control Board, May 22, 2008
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Historical channel changes in the lower Yuba and Feather Rivers, 2009
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Allied Fishing Groups and NCGASA’s document: Repealing the 1996 Striped Bass Management Plan & adoption of the Delta Fisheries Management Plan, June 10, 2019
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Predation: The Impact of Squawfish on Salmonid Populations, a review published by the North American Journal of Fisheries Management, 1981
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CVPIA 1992: Historical and Present Distribution of Chinook Salmon in the Central Valley Drainage of California. Fish Bulletin 179, Vol. One
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Delta smolt survival: Georgiana Slough, published by Fish Guidance on Feb. 22, 2019
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California Hatchery – Review Project
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Buoyancy regulation by hatchery and wild Coho Salmon during the transition from freshwater to marine environments. American Fisheries Society, January 9, 2011, Vol. 137, Issue 3, 2008, Pages 860-868
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Green Sturgeon: Habitat suitability varies in response to drought related flow regimes, May 2020 Environmental Biology of Fishes (103) 1
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Trinity River: Annual Report: Trinity River Basin Salmon and Steelhead Monitoring Project: Chinook and Coho Salmon And Fall-Run Steelhead Run-Size Estimates Using Mark-Recapture Methods 2019-20 Season

California’s Salmon and Steelhead
The Struggle to Restore an Imperiled Resource

Edited by Alan Lufkin
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
Berkeley · Los Angeles · Oxford
© 1990 The Regents of the University of California

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Disaster Relief Information

The California Salmon Council is working with a collaboration of industry and agency representatives to develop a new set of disaster relief criteria for the 2008 salmon season closure. At this time no criteria has been set and we are seeking comments from the impacted industry. Please email comments to: info@calkingsalmon.org or mail them to California Salmon Council, P.O. Box 2255, Folsom, CA 95763. The Council will post a proposed set of criteria before the end of June. Although it’s too soon to report, the timeline for disbursing disaster relief applications and checks is targeted for August.

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ASCF Fact Sheet

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California Department of Fish and Wildlife

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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United States Coast Guard

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US Forest Service

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NOAA fisheries

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Nigiri Project 2017 and 2018

Fish Food 2019
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Flood Plan: Divide and Conquer
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Flood Study Group Communications Framework
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