Some California State Parks and Forest Service campgrounds have
begun shutting off toilets and showers because of the drought,
but most local facilities remain in the clear for water usage as
of right now.
The panoply of eagles, ospreys, beavers, otters and other
critters that paraded before our gaze over our nine hours
(including 30 minutes for breaks) on the Sacramento River between
Hamilton City and Butte City far exceeded our hopes.
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Tuesday that more
than $43 million will be distributed from a federal fund for
recreation and conservation projects nationwide, kicking off a
weeklong campaign around the nation to support the fund’s
permanent renewal as Congress resumes.
Seventy-plus years later, [Whitey] Rasmussen is still tying his
own feathered flies and crafting his own lures, still using them
to catch his own trophy fish, and still telling some great
stories in a way that only an ex-Navy man can. But Rasmussen
is more than a storyteller.
From the San Francisco Chronicle, in C.W. Nevius’ column:
Gleneagles, the quirky, challenging, everyman’s golf course in
one of San Francisco’s roughest neighborhoods, is having trouble
making ends meet. … However, the latest blow, a major
increase in water rates, has course operator Tom Hsieh wondering
if the effort is worth it.
From the Las Vegas Review-Journal Outdoors, in a post by C.
If you have not yet done so, and should you have the chance, get
a firsthand look at the Colorado River between Hoover Dam and
Willow Beach. While it is impressive to look down upon the river
from atop the dam, experiencing the river at surface level is
even more remarkable.
From the San Francisco Chronicle, in Tom Stienstra’s Outdoors
In the Crystal Basin, high on the flank of the Sierra Nevada
west of Tahoe, three gorgeous lakes — Loon, Union Valley and
Ice House — are full or close to it as the summer recreation
season enters full swing.
This was among many highlights this past week in a personal
survey of 125 recreation lakes across the Bay Area, Sacramento
and central and northern California.
The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comment on a proposal
addressing water provided for ski areas on national forest lands
through the permitting process. The proposal would help to ensure
public winter recreation opportunities on Forest Service lands
are available in the long term.
The future of a popular paved trail that runs alongside Woodward
Park in northeast Fresno is up for public discussion. … The
[San Joaquin River] conservancy is seeking public comment by
July 8 before work starts on the environmental impact report.
“The drought is disrupting a variety of summer activities that
help make up the state’s $85-billion outdoor recreation industry,
the nation’s largest. Experts say it will deal a severe blow to
rural communities that rely heavily on skiing, fishing and