The 60 foot Searsville Dam from below | Matt Stoecker After 15 years of pushing by American Rivers and partners such as Beyond Searsville Dam (BSD), Stanford University could finally start taking responsibility for the harm its water system causes to e… Read more »
Steve has served as Director of American Rivers’ California Regional Office since 2002. In addition to overseeing office operations, he manages American Rivers’ programs in California related to hydropower reform, anadromous fish restoration, dam removal, climate change and water supply.
Steve joined American Rivers in 2001. Prior to that he directed the Southern Africa Program for International Rivers Network based in Botswana, was Director of the national Hydropower Reform Coalition, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the fisheries program in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
B.S. in Ecology from University of California at Los Angeles, and M.S. in River Sciences from University of California-BerkeleyNorth Fork American River
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Folsom Lake reservoir in January 2014 | Jacob Dyste As much of the US is in the grip of a frigid arctic air mass, California is in the grip of a ridge of high pressure that has blocked the procession of drenching storms we had in December. A similar pa… Read more »
Algae bloom behind Klamath dam | James Norman The rivers of the Pacific Coast once teemed with wild salmon, providing nourishment for humans, wildlife, and ecosystems from the mountains to the sea—including many communities of orca whales. But for the… Read more »
Click graph to enlarge | © UC San-Diego Center-for Western Weather and Weather Extremes Much of California is expected to receive rain over coming days from a series of storms lined up over the Pacific. However, it is unlikely to make a significan… Read more »
The Klamath River, CA needs to be undammed to provide habitat for salmon and steelhead! | © Patrick McCully Working together the Klamath Tribes, U.S. Department of the Interior, Oregon Governor Kitzhaber, Senator Wyden (D-Ore), Senator Merkley (D-Ore),… Read more »
Salmon need help passing the 260-foot tall Englebright Dam | © Amit Patel The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) yesterday delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) work plan and its FY15 budget, and both of these budget documents allocate fu… Read more »
Oroville Reservoir on the Feather River, an important reservoir for cities and farms, is currently filled to only 18% | © CA Dept. of Water Resources In the midst of the driest year on record, California Governor Brown declared a State of Emergenc… Read more »
This is a guest post by Bob Madgic, author of The Sacramento: A Transcendent River. Efforts are underway to help restore the fragile Sacramento River Delta, CA | © Bob Madgic At one time the Sacramento River was one of the richest rivers in the wo… Read more »
Take Action to Protect theMerced River This is a serious threat to not only the Merced River, but all Wild and Scenic protections are at risk of being rolled back. Please take action to protect our heritage rivers. Representative Tom McClintock introdu… Read more »
Shasta Dam, Sacramento River, CA | Bureau of Reclamation The Bureau of Reclamation has studied the feasibility of raising its 602 ft high Shasta Dam on the Sacramento River to increase the dam’s storage capacity. For several reasons including the… Read more »