Watch a live view of salmon migrating in California from wherever you are!
The Shasta Big Springs Ranch in California is the backdrop for an exciting way to observe one of our favorite gamefish.
The Nature.org website allows the viewer to see live and updated scenes of salmon and steelhead moving along a tributary of the Shasta River. In addition to that, the video stream is computer and mobile friendly for fishermen and nature lovers alike to see the progress of California’s salmon population.
As recently as 2009, the juvenile coho salmon count in the Shasta was an incredibly low 30 fish. As the venerable website stated, “Grim news indeed, since the Shasta once spawned half of the salmon in the entire Klamath basin. But there is hope.”
With the 4,500-acre Big Springs Ranch serving as a nursery for northern California’s trout and salmon, the restoration of native fish has a fighting chance. Henry Little, The Nature Conservancy project director for California said, “If there exists a ‘silver bullet’ for restoring the lower Klamath’s endangered coho population, this could be it.”
Fishermen in the great Golden State and everywhere will be glad to hear this sampling of good news. As a result, this kind of work is a prime example of sportsmanship and conservation rolled into one. Most of all, with federal and non-profit monies involved, the future of salmon restoration can be a bright one.