U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
BLM Partners Creating Fishing Opportunities in Sacramento River Bend
Within a year, new recreational fishing opportunities will be available on public lands in the Sacramento River Bend in Tehama County. Staff from the BLM Redding Field Office and the California Department of Fish and Game last week planted sunfish and bass in Coyote Pond, a recently developed facility along the River north of Red Bluff. Fishing will not be allowed for about a year to give the new fishery time to establish itself.
The fishery project at Coyote Pond is the latest in a series of projects completed with a variety of partners and funding sources. The pond is located on a parcel that was acquired for public ownership with funding from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. A water supply piping system and an accessible fishing platform were developed with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), while a water right was donated by the Driscoll Strawberry firm. BLM volunteers and staff interns planted native vegetation, students involved in the BLM's Take it Outside youth initiative built and installed fish habitat structures, and high school-age volunteers worked on a bentonite clay structure on part of the pond shoreline.
More than 17 miles of Sacramento River shoreline, hiking trails, equestrian routes meadows and wetlands are available for public recreation on BLM-managed lands in the Sacramento River Bend. More information is available on the Redding Field Office website: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/redding/recreationmain/reddingrecreationtehama.html.
- Jeff Fontana, Public Affairs Officer, BLM Northern California District 5/4/11
|Last updated: 05-05-2011|