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SARSAS is trying to do with one stream, the Auburn Ravine, what must be done to all streams and rivers on the entire West Coast and that is to make the entire length of the ravine navigable for Anadromous Fish.

The health and well-being of Salmon is directly linked to that of people. If we improve the health and well-being of Salmon, we improve the health and well-being of mankind and therefore ourselves.

Salmon are as resilient and adaptive as humans; when they can no longer adapt, neither can mankind. They need our help….NOW.

Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead (SARSAS, Inc.)  is a 501C3, tax exempt, public benefit corporation with EIN 80-0291680 All donations to SARSAS are tax deductible for the donor.

Map of Auburn Ravine


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Hemphill Dam is a major barrier for salmon

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Upcoming Events

SARSAS General Meeting 175 Fulweiler Avenue (the Domes), Auburn, CA 95603 10AM

December 28, 2015

Peter Moyle, “Reconciliation Ecology”
Biography: Peter Moyle has been working on the ecology California's freshwater and estuarine fishes since 1969, culminating in Inland Fishes of California (2002, UC Press). He has co-authored numerous papers on the ecology, status and trends of California’s native and alien fishes, including documenting declines of salmon, steelhead, and other anadromous fishes in California. Present research focuses on climate change, effects of drought on fishes, floodplain management, and reconciliation ecology. He is lead author of the just-issued report, Fish Species of Special Concern in California, now available on the CDFW website. This report reflects his recent evaluation of the status of the entire fish fauna of California, including all salmonids. He is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Wildlife Fish and Conservation Biology and associate director of the Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis.

SARSAS General Meeting 175 Fulweiler Avenue (the Domes), Auburn, CA 95603

January 25, 2016

Ken Davis, Aquatic Biologist / Wildlife, “Aquatic Invertebrates: Their value to aquatic and riparian ecosystems.”

Power Point Description: Will discuss and show images of the main groups of aquatic invertebrates, their value to fish and riparian wildlife, the resources they require to flourish, restoration efforts, importance as indicators of water quality and monitoring techniques.

Photojournalist Ken Davis was born and raised in Chico California. His family spent many weekends fishing in Deer, Battle, and Burney Creeks. According to his father, Ken didn’t start off too well in the fishing world. Milton Davis loved to tell the story about young Ken’s bait typically ending up high-and-dry on a rock while he intently watched the American Dippers “dance” on nearby rocks. In his defense, Ken thought the Water Ouzels were magical. Maybe that was the beginning of a wonderful career in biology. Aquatic biologist: Ken has thirty years of experience in designing invasive species survey programs, aquatic invertebrate biology and taxonomy, plankton collection and identification. He is currently the lead biologist on several invasive species survey projects including monitoring New Zealand Mud snails in Putah Creek and Quagga Mussel surveys in Lake Solano and throughout the Solano Project. He has under contract to develop an innovative project to document the fish of Putah Creek with subsurface video surveillance. That project has been instrumental is capturing video and still images of spawning Chinook salmon in Lower Putah Creek. Wildlife Photojournalist: Ken’s photo career started when he was a triage medic in Viet Nam. During a short medical excursion to Tokyo, he purchased his first 35mm camera. Beginning in 1983, his photos were represented by Tom Stack and Associates an international photo agency. His images have been published in over 4000 different periodicals, encyclopedias, newspapers, and textbooks that include: National Geographic, Wildlife