In 2017, Trout and Salmon Foundation funded an American Rivers project to remove two diversions on Pine Creek, the main rearing habitat for Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout. Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout are an iconic wild trout that inhabit a single watershed in Northern California and are a California State Species of Concern.
American Rivers highlighted the Eagle Lake Rainbow Trout Pine Creek project on its website.
The broader project on Pine Creek will include permits to remove an additional 14 diversions in the watershed and to restore long-term flows to the creek to support spawning in both high and low runoff years. American Rivers is partnering with diverse stakeholders including Department of Fish and Wildlife, Trout Unlimited, the U.S. Forest Service, Susanville Indian Rancheria, The University of California, and Trout and Salmon Foundation. A local ranching family was also instrumental in providing support to the project.
About Trout and Salmon Foundation
Trout and Salmon Foundation has donated more than $1.0 million to protect wild salmon and trout in North America. TSF seeks partnerships with local watershed organizations that are directly engaged in habitat restoration projects that improve and expand trout and salmon waters. Applying for grants from Trout and Salmon Foundation is easy. Check out our grant criteria.
Trout and Salmon Foundation is a self-funding non-profit. 100% of all donations to TSF fund habitat restoration projects in trout and salmon waters across North America. TSF has funded more than 250 projects in more than 25 states. All donations to TSF are fully tax deductible. Donate here.