Restoring The Upper Feather River - Trout Unlimited and Sierra Institute

Restoring The Upper Feather River - Trout Unlimited and Sierra Institute

In this episode of the Barbless Fly Fishing Podcast we speak with Cindy Noble of Trout Unlimited's Feather River Chapter (FRTU) and Vincent Rogers with The Sierra Institute. Cindy is President of the TU chapter and Vincent works with the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment, the USDA Forest Service, and FRTU to help steer a basin-scale assessment of native fisheries in all of the Upper Feather River watershed. Learn about the efforts underway to help bring the Upper Feather back to its former glory!

Fishing Report - 4-27-18

Fishing Report - 4-27-18

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Some of Our Rivers Have Mercury - Dr. Carrie Monohan - Sierra Fund

Some of Our Rivers Have Mercury - Dr. Carrie Monohan - Sierra Fund

In this episode of The Barbless Fly Fishing Podcast we speak with The Sierra Fund's Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan about mercury contamination in some of California's watersheds. We learn how it got there and what (if anything) can or is being be done to correct the problem.

By the mid-1850s, in areas with sufficient surface water, hydraulic mining was the most cost-effective method to recover large amounts of gold. To facilitate this, an estimated 13,000 TONS of mercury was shipped from California's coastline to support hydro mining in the Sierras.