The 'River Conservation and California Water Politics' Category Archive

Brew Up Some Love for California Rivers!

Beer and river lovers unite!  The New Belgium brewing company is putting its money where its mouth and tastebuds are–it has launched a  campaign for water quality and conservation in the West!   They are also allowing people to vote for […]

  Published August 24th, 2009

River Activists Take Note: Mokelumne River Meeting

We recently learned that there are interesting potential developments regarding the proposed expansion of the Pardee Dam on the Mokelumne River; if you’re reading this blog you’re probably a river lover–and a boater of some kind–so you might want to […]

  Published August 10th, 2009

Mid-July California Rivers Flow Update

Here we are in the height of the summer California River rafting season and you have lots o’ options choose from–great news, but also part of the mixed feelings we in the industry have about dams.  On the one hand […]

  Published July 20th, 2009

The Last Descent Wins People’s Choice Award

Local kayakers, filmmakers, and activists, Scott Ligare, Katie Scott, and Charlie Center recently won the People’s Choice Award at the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival in Nevada City, CA. Their film, The Last Descent, aims to “raise public awareness […]

  Published January 29th, 2009

Greening Efforts on and off the Riverbank

Anyone remotely connected to Pop Culture knows that “going green” has become the buzzword of the moment. For us, relying on nature for our business like we do, being “green” is way more than a flavor-of-the-moment effort, easily co-opted and just […]

  Published December 18th, 2008

Upper Klamath Dam Removal

 The Auburn Dam saga I’ve been writing about recently is just one of many such controversies over dams, water rights, flood control, and conservation issues raging all over the West.  One particulary sticky one involving all the standard issues PLUS […]

  Published December 8th, 2008

Auburn Dam Water Rights Revoked

Auburn Dam–the project with more lives than an alley cat–has been dealt a mighty blow: on December 2, the California Water board voted unanimounsly to revoke the water rights it granted over 30 years ago to the US Bureau of […]

  Published December 5th, 2008

California’s Auburn Dam: The Saga Continues . . .

This is one controversy that takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin, I’ll tell you what.  After more than thirty years (!) the proposed Auburn Dam saga just got a whopping new chapter: the possibility that the State of California […]

  Published November 19th, 2008

Down the Hatch: American River Trailfest 2008

Once again the American River Conservancy’s annual fundraising event was a smashing sucess.  The day began with talks, seminars, and demonstrations for river guides and community members.  Highlights included a talk by Mark Dubois, the legendary conservationist who chained himself to […]

  Published June 15th, 2008

Drought in California means good rafting in 2008?

Has Arnold smoked too many of his famous cigars or does he have an inside scoop that we missed out on?  Because we’ve been telling ourselves–and you, Dear Reader–for months that this is really a very standard year, nothing to […]

  Published June 11th, 2008

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