New Stop Announced for Northern California Tour: Salmon Rearing Structures in the Sacramento River
River Garden Farms project is one of several stops highlighting habitat restoration in the Sacramento Valley
More than two dozen refuge structures made of large walnut tree trunks bolted to boulders were dropped deep into the Sacramento River last year to shelter juvenile salmon from predators.
Participants on our Northern California Tour Oct. 10-12 will visit the location of these rearing structures in Redding and learn why they’re important from Roger Cornwell, general manager of River Garden Farms, which spearheaded the project. Other restoration-focused stops on the tour include the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge and the Red Bluff Fish Passage Improvement Project.
This 3-day, 2-night tour travels the length of the Sacramento Valley and explores the issues associated with storing and delivering the state’s water supply. Get an up-close look at some of California’s key water reservoirs and dams such as Shasta and Oroville, and learn about farming operations, habitat restoration, flood management and wetlands along the Sacramento River and its tributaries.
Click here to register or learn more about the tour, which begins and ends at Sacramento International Airport. Early bird tickets are still available!
Contact Programs Manager Nick Gray via email or at 916-444-6240 with any questions.