8th Annual Wild and Scenic Film Festival Save the Date! Saturday, September 13, 2014 Sierra Nevada Brewery Big Room and the Pageant Theater
Friends of Butte Creek is expanding the Wild and Scenic Film Festival to a full day event this year. FBC is partnering with several local non-profit groups to offer a full day of great enviromental, educational, and exciting adventure films. The program will start Saturday morning with the first ever Wild and Scenic Children's Program featuring two showings at the Pageant Theater, 9:30 and 11:00 AM.
FBC will also feature an afternoon matinee at 1:00 PM also at the Pageant featuring a river theme. We have some great fishing and river restoration films with the feature film, DamNation. DamNation was just released this spring and features the great filmmaking of Ben Knight and Travis Rummel (Eastern Rises, Red Gold) directed by Matt Stoeker and Yvon Chouinard. See and learn how removing dams that are obsolete and useless has freed rivers across the country. As usual we will migrate to the Sierra Nevada Big Room at 5:00 PM for our exciting evening event featuring over 2.5 hours of wonderfully inspiring films about our planet, people, animals and the good, bad and ugly of how we coexist. The usual Big Room Buffet will be offered and fantastic silent auction items will be available.
Come join the Friends of Butte Creek, Sacramento River Preservation Trust, Butte Environmental Council and others celebrating the Empowerment of People to create change for the future.
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The Salmoncam is online
Over 200 salmon are 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 arre 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.
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.