Yuba River salmon need access to habitat above the dams sooner rather than later. Breaching Englebright Dam poses environmental, financial and safety challenges to do that.
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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Searsville Dam | Matt Stoecker, Beyond Searsville Dam In a disappointing decision, Stanford announced that it has preliminarily chosen to cut a hole at the bottom of Searsville dam as its preferred option for allowing steelhead to travel past the dam,… Read more »
Today’s blog is an update to a post from last month on the Searsville Dam. You can read the original post below the update, or by viewing it here. Searsville Dam on the San Francisquito River | Matt Stoecker American Rivers expects Stanford University… Read more »
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 »
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 »