EPIC, Friends Of Shasta River, and WELC Sue NOAA NMFS to Protect Shasta River coho salmon

On behalf of the Friends of the Shasta River and Environmental Protection Information Center, the Western Environmental Law Center notified the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the groups’ intent to challenge its flawed Shasta River ‘safe harbor’ program in federal court. The NMFS safe harbor program provides legal immunity for harming protected species in exchange for stewardship practices on private land.

February 24, 2022 – Friends of the Shasta River and partners announce intent to sue feds over Shasta River ‘safe harbor’ agreements

On behalf of the Friends of the Shasta River and Environmental Protection Information Center, the Western Environmental Law Center notified the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) of the groups’ intent to challenge its flawed Shasta River ‘safe harbor’ program in federal court. The NMFS safe harbor program provides legal immunity for harming protected species in exchange for stewardship practices on private land.

Grenada Irrigation District pipeline funding rejected by Wildlife Conservation Board

The State of California’s Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) has rejected a request from the Grenada Irrigation District (GID) for $6.3 million in public funds to construct a 3.4-mile-long pipeline.

Happy Salmon

Short video clip showing the happy results of water in the river.

Emergency Curtailments of Irrigation

The State Water Resources Control Board approved unprecedented emergency drought curtailment regulations for both the Shasta and Scott Rivers.

Call for a Suspension of NOAA’s Shasta River “Safe Harbor” Agreements

Self-proclaimed “Sustainable” Beef Producer Novy Ranches Served with Notice of Violation.

Shasta River Again Pumped Dry Pending Minimum Flow Order

State Agencies Move Slowly Despite Unprecedented Emergency Situation.

Shasta River Dangerously Low On Water

The drought in Northern California, combined with agricultural water use, is shrinking the Shasta River, according to a conservation group in Siskiyou County.

Environmental Advocates Call for Klamath Basin Water Allocations

These agencies really do have to step it up because if they don’t, our children and grandchildren simply will not have salmon; said Craig Tucker.

Shasta River Almost Dry

Over the Memorial Day weekend, our science team watched as the Shasta River was very nearly dried up.

Salmon’s Struggle in the Shasta

EcoNews Report Radio Show interview (audio).

Shasta River Safe Harbor

A Safe Harbor Agreement is intended to protect endangered species…but the SHA currently underway on the Shasta River is deeply flawed and is a giveaway of public funds to a handful of landowners in exchange for minimal habitat improvements for the endangered species.

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