The 'River Conservation and California Water Politics' Category Archive

Conservation possibility for Sacramento River

I just learned about a Congressional bill that has been introduced to protect 17,000 acres of riparian environment along the Sacramento River near Redding.  The area includes Salmon fisheries, Blue Oak trees, and many species of birds including the Bald Eagle […]

  Published March 26th, 2008

California River Radio Program with AO–March 8th

Scott Armstrong is doing a radio interview with local radio station KFOK 95.1 FM on March 8th at 9pm. Along with other guests he’ll be discussing topics like how recreational industries like whitewater rafting companies in California can “go green.” […]

  Published March 6th, 2008

Hetch Hetchy Restoration Advocates Find a New Friend in President Bush

President Bush just signed a budget proposal that included a seven million dollar study of the possible removal of O’Shaughnessy Dam and restoration of Hetch Hetchy Valley, through which used to flow the headwaters of the Toulumne River. Although the […]

  Published March 27th, 2007

Long-Awaited Auburn Dam Study Predicts Costs in Excedence of 6 Billion Dollars

Last year, Doolittle decided to use (ahem…waste..ahem) 1 billion taxpayer dollars for yet another study on the proposed Auburn Dam. A dam which, if built, would drown miles of the Middle and North Forks of the American River. And for […]

  Published January 31st, 2007

AO Guide’s Efforts Lead to new Kayak School on the Futaleufu!

A few posts ago, I introduced a guide, Brooke Johnson, who spent the last seven months raising money for a non profit organization in Chile called Project Futa. The purpose of Project Futa is to try and inspire local Chileans […]

  Published January 20th, 2007

AO Guide Joins the Fight to Save the Rio Futaleufu…

Let me introduce myself. My name is Brooke and I have been working as a guide for All-Outdoors for two years. I have bright red hair, love to laugh and am always putting on sunscreen. Now that the All-Outdoors California […]

  Published October 27th, 2006

Auburn Dam the Focus of Recent Congressional Panel

The Auburn Dam has officially been resurrected from the dead. The last post I wrote warned that proponents of the dam were gaining momentum in D.C…well now they’re off and running. [For some background information, read some of these recent […]

  Published April 9th, 2006

Auburn Dam Proponents Gaining Momentum in DC

As a result of increased Folsom Dam costs and recent flood fears ignited by Hurricane Katrina, congressional supporters of an Auburn Dam have recently been successful in obtaining funding and powerful allies on Capitol Hill that lend momentum to a […]

  Published March 17th, 2006

Sacramento Newspaper Finds That Auburn Dam Would Be an “Expensive Mistake”

An article in the Sacramento Bee last Sunday reported that a proposed Auburn Dam on the American River “could be an expensive mistake.” This article couldn’t have come at a better time, considering all the renewed momentum that dam proponents […]

  Published February 27th, 2006

Who Owns A River?

Boaters in Colorado staged a protest recently in order to preserve their right to freely float down the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River. A property owner alongside the river has filed a lawsuit against the recreation community, claiming that […]

  Published January 27th, 2006

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