That coho salmon mess

CCFA wins a round in the suit petitioning for delisting of coho salmon south of San Francisco

February 28, 2017

Our ongoing quest to delist the coho salmon south of San Francisco has one a round in the California Supreme Court.  CCFA have been arguing for years that coho are NOT native south of San Francisco and that our streams cannot successfully support a coho population without continuous human intervention.  Ten years ago, we hit a roadblock […]

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Newsletters Archive

October 6, 2014

This is a transitional action to provide access our archived newsletters. Fall 2014 AB 1504 (Skinner, 2010) – What it Does AB 1504 Public/Stakeholder Comment Period Deadline: September 26, 2014 CCFA’s Response the AB 1504 Implementation EPA Water Map – Docket ID # EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880 – Stop the EPA’s Water of the United States redefinition CCFA Letter to […]

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Survival Strategies, a study in contrasts between two salmonid species and their implications in land management

March 23, 2013

Cate Moore All salmonids are not created equal; this is becoming more apparent as studies continue into the life cycles of coho salmon and steelhead trout in the Scott Creek watershed.  The participants in the northern field trip of the Redwood Symposium got a fascinating update of the latest observations of the life cycles and […]

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CCFA and coho 2013: The state jumps back into the fray while NMFS begins execution of plan

March 23, 2013

California Fish and Wildlife stuns Scott Creek residents with an attempted hijacking of their water rights The CCFA Board heard the first rumblings of this at our 2012 November Board meeting when Scott Creek resident Barbara McCrary reported all the locals had been told they would be prevented from drafting from their springs if the […]

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CCFA and coho 2012: NMFS latest recovery plan released

March 23, 2013

In September 2012, NMFS released the “Recovery Plan for the Evolutionary Significant Unit of Central California Coast Coho Salmon”.  This is a massive four-volume document that lays out the measures that NMFS recommends as the prescription for recovering coho salmon south of San Francisco. CCFA learned of the document’s release through a Santa Cruz Sentinel […]

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CCFA and coho 2011: In which NMFS finally responds to the delisting petition

March 23, 2013

CCFA heard little substantive back from NMFS after we submitted our comments about their draft coho recovery plan. Homer T. (Bud) McCrary received the following response to his separate petition from NMFS, which rejected the points of the petition and added on a few more streams to the list for good measure.  Here is the […]

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Archived newsletters

March 20, 2013

This is a transitionsal action to reenter our archived newsletters. CCFA Volume 14, Issue 2-August 2014 CCFA Volume 14, Issue 1-June 2014ver2-5 CCFA Volume 13, Issue 1-July 2013  CCFA Volume 13, Issue 2-October 2013ver2  CCFA Volume 13, Issue3-February 2014-1  CCFA Volume 13, Issue 4-April 2014 CCFA Volume 12, Issue 1 Spring  CCFA Volume 12, Issue 2C Fall  CCFA Volume […]

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2010: The National Marine Fisheries Service presented a public workshop on Central California Coast coho recovery plan.

March 10, 2013

Coho Recovery Workshop The National Marine Fisheries Service presented a public workshop to brief interested parties on the latest draft of the Central California Coast coho recovery plan. The text of the draft can be found at this link:http://swr.nmfs.noaa.gov/recovery/Coho_Recovery_Plan_031810.htm. A CCFA board member attended the meeting to represent landowner concerns. In addition, we submitted the […]

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2010: The Forest Practice Rules change to incorporate salmon restoration

March 10, 2013

Yes this DOES apply to you: As of January, 2010, the Anadromous Salmonid Protection (ASP) Rules became part of the Forest Practice Rules, replacing the previous Threatened or Impaired Watershed Rules. If you have an NTMP, or a previously approved existing THP, be aware that your plan must now be adjusted to meet the new […]

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CCFA and coho 2006: NMFS continues stonewalling while we publish our results

March 10, 2013

Complaint Regarding NMFS/NOAA Fisheries’ Failure to Comply with the Law by Reaching a Decision After 90 Days Concerning Our November 6, 2003 Petition James Buchal filed a complaint on Bud McCrary’s requiring NMFS to respond to his petition as required by law. Bud’s petition to delist the coho salmon south of San Francisco was received […]

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