As an avid outdoorsman, I'm deeply committed to conserving the remaining natural resources we have. Whether you're an avid angler, hunter, or just enjoy hiking, camping, and breathing fresh air, I'm sure you can relate. It's an amazing experience to walk through the hills and run into wild turkey or spend time in a river and find a big push of fresh steelhead moving up river. Those experiences take effort, though. We need to be intentional about protecting and restoring those wild habitats that support the experiences we love.
I want to invite you to join me this year in learning more about the conservation of the public (and private) lands. Throughout the year, I'm going to share more conservation focused content on the blog in addition to the stories you're used to. It's my hope that writing about conservation will help me (and possibly you) better understand the issues we face as a nation.
With that said, California Trout has come out with a new video highlighting the work they're doing to restore the historic runs of salmon and steelhead to the beautiful Eel River watershed running through California's north coast.
Over the years, the Eel has suffered setbacks. From pot farms and increased water demand to estuary degradation and dams, the Eel's prime habitat has taken its licks. However, the fish continue to come back. They're amazingly resilient, yet we need to ensure the habitat they rely on for spawning and rearing is kept intact. Check out Cal Trouts new video Return to Abundance below.
If you want to learn more about the work Cal Trout is doing to protect salmon and steelhead in the Eel River watershed, come join us at Lost Coast Outfitters (555 Montgomery Steet, San Francisco) next Thursday (2/9) at 6:00. We'll have some beverages and you might even walk away with a new spey rod from Redington! We're giving away a 12' 6" 6wt Chromer.
Come celebrate the fish that frustrate us most!
For more videos and information about Cal Trout's Eel River project, check out their website!