The Butte Creek Canyon Zoning Overlay is out for Review
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The Salmoncam is online.........
Spawner Bar action is done unless some Fall run get through the blockage at Parrot/Phelan dam.
Mid-morning to early afternoon is best. Click here
The new HD camera donated by Aercontvision is online. The spring run salmon are spawning in large numbers. The camera is at the Spawners Bar. YOU CAN SPAWNSOR 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.
8th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival was better than ever. See you next year!
Friends of Butte Creek expanded the Wild and Scenic Film Festival to a full day event this year. FBC offered a full day of great enviromental, educational, and exciting adventure films including a Saturday morning Children's Program and an afternoon matinee at the Pageant Theater.
The evening program at the Sierra Nevada Big Room featured over 2.5 hours of wonderfully inspiring films. Special thanks to the Sierra Nevada Brewery, Klean Kanteen, The Nature Conservancy, Sacramento River Preservation Trust, Butte Environmental Council, our wonderful volunteers and many others. Click here to view the festival showings.
Spawn 2013 - 15,866 Spring Run Salmon
The 2014 Spring Run Salmon are back. Low water may have triggered an early return. And then came the rain! The creek is in remarkably good condition with good flows for the juveniles heading to the ocean and adults returning home to entertain the creatures of the Canyon. Otters are happy and enjoying wild salmon sashimi regularly. View the Salmoncam and check out the action. Sponsors needed!
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.