Host Dave Schlom visits with an array of guests that are involved in major watershed restoration projects being conducted by the conservation organization, California Trout. We find out about the science behind restoration with Andrew Rypel, Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis then dive into the world’s largest restoration project, the dam removal on the Klamath River with UC Davis aquatic research ecologist Robert Lusardi. Brook Thompson, a Yurok and Karuk tribal member who is a graduate student at UC Santa Cruz weighs in on her homeland watershed and indigenous ecological principles that will be put into place during the Klamath restoration effort. Then we turn our attention to a stream that literally flows past the NSPR studios, Big Chico Creek, with Cal Trout’s Regional Director for Mt. Shasta and Klamath, Damon Goodman, and Holly Swan, the new Project Manager for the Mount Lassen office of California Trout in Chico. Finally, He Lo Ramirez, scientist, educator and Mechoopda tribal member tells us about how the tribe is helping to restore Big Chico Creek, waters that his people have lived by for millenia that were once filled with abundant salmon and steelhead.
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