The mountain yellow-legged frog was once the most abundant amphibian in the Sierra Nevada, but today its population has diminished by 93 percent. Despite these staggering statistics, one scientist, who’s devoted 20 years of his career to the species, believes recovery is still possible. Original article Source: California Water News feed… Read More


The biggest blizzards are over. But as state water officials head into the Sierra Nevada on Thursday for the annual April 1 snowpack reading — the most important of the year for planning summer water supplies — California still has a huge amount of snow covering its highest mountain peaks, an avalanche that has buried the state’s… Read More


On Tuesday, a federal judge overturned a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in April 2014 that denied the Humboldt marten a listing as an endangered species. A lawsuit filed by both the Environmental Protection Information Center and the Center for Biological Diversity spurred the decision. Original article Source: California Water News feed… Read More


This winter’s storms and flooding toppled trees, tore up trails and roads, and caused millions of dollars in damage in Shasta County alone. All that has to be cleaned up and repaired — which means new, temporary jobs will likely come to the area. Original article Source: California Water News feed… Read More