The Spring Run Salmon spawn is over for 2013. A few old, beatup fish have been sighted recently. Some Fall Run salmon may make it up if the flows increase. DFW intentionally blocks their passage at the ladder at Parrott/Phelan Dam. View the Salmoncam.
Fall Run Concert in the Canyon
We are excited to be a part of another Concert on the Creek October 12th to benefit the Butte Creek Canyon Volunteer Fire Department. Several thousand dollars were raised to support our volunteers!
7th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival
A sold out crowd enjoyed the fun and inspiring films at the 7th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival. This year’s theme, “Climate of Change” – positive changes to create better living for people and creatures was featured in many of these inspirational, independent films.
A special thanks to the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and the Big Room staff for a wonderful evening. Live music was provided by Butte Creek Canyon’s own, Coopers Bluff. Special thanks goes to our local supporters, Sacramento River Preservation Trust, AltaCal Audubon Society, and the Mt. Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, and silent auction donors.
More info here.
The Salmoncam is online
Over 200 salmon were in the pool!!
Mid-morning to early afternoon is best. Click here
The new HD camera donated by Aercontvision is online. The spring run salmon were holding in large numbers. The camera is on the cliff overlooking one of the best salmon pools. YOU CAN SPONSOR THE LIVE CAMERA FEED. Your name, your business or your dedication will be featured on the salmoncam web page.
Please contact us to find out how you can help keep the beauty of Butte Creek live on the internet and share with your friends this beautiful place we live! Thanks to Michael Smith for this incredible photo taken May 7.
2012 Fish Spawned in Record Numbers!!!
We had a spectacular run with a final estimate at just under 17,000 salmon. This is in the top 4 years of recent records. Spawning began earlier than usual. Contact us for a 2013 Spring Run Salmon Tour. More videos including underwater action are located on the video page.
Final 2011 Carcass Count Estimate was 4500 fish. They are bouncing back!
Final 2010 Spring Run Salmon Count Estimate - 1,979
Butte County General Plan
Butte Creek Canyon residents are working on a Conservation Overlay to be included in General Plan.
Please take time to thank the Butte County supervisors for supporting the protection of Butte Creek.