Continued from Fish Wire

Upper Truckee River gets Endorsement from County Fish and Game Commission

In 1998, the U.S. Forest Service recommended protection of seven miles of the Upper Truckee River in the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System. Today, a coalition of conservation, recreation, and business interests led by Trout Unlimited are proposing to permanently protect approximately 32 miles of the Upper Truckee River and its tributaries, including Meiss, Round, Dardanelles, Showers, and Four Lakes, and as a Wild River in the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System.

On Wednesday, July 27th in Placerville, the El Dorado Fish and Game Commission unanimously supported this proposal after it was presented by Trout Unlimited staff. This proposal will establish a comprehensive river management plan to protect and enhance the habitat occupied by the Federally threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout and will protect over 10,500 acres of critical summer mule deer habitat in the upper watershed. The El Dorado County Fish and Game Commissioner's found this proposal attractive because of its widespread public support, economic incentives and potential to increase fishing and hunting opportunities available in the County.

Trout Unlimited is bringing this proposal to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors on August 2nd at 2pm in Placerville to ask for a County resolution of support for this important campaign.