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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help Robert Hane restore North Ravine, the four and a half miles long main tributary of Auburn Ravine, for salmon and steelhead spawning. If you would like to help in some way, call him at 530 885 3005 or cell cell 530


Working with many individuals, agencies and groups, SARSAS has overseen salmon reaching Turkey Creek Golf Course where another NID dam, Hemphill Dam, blocks upstream migration. Getting salmon some twenty-two miles up the Auburn Ravine to Hemphill Dam started with NOAA Special Agent Don Tanner working

Think globally Act locally

We were reminded recently that salmon are a global species facing everywhere similar pressure. We received a recent email from Lithuania, a small Nordic county that has its own “Hemphill” dam problem. Apparently recent flooding and restoration work have destroyed the salmon spawning beds. There

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Western Lawmakers introduce bill to speed up Dam Construction

As reported in the Pacific Standard, an online magazine devoted to environmental issues, “Republicans from arid Western states have set their sights on making dam-building easier. Led by California Representative Tom McClintock, lawmakers from Wyoming, North Dakota, Arizona, and Colorado introduced a bill last week