Sacramento River Basin, California

The West Coast Region’s Sacramento River Basin Branch is located in the Central Valley Office in Sacramento, California

The West Coast Region’s Sacramento River Basin Branch is located in the Central Valley Office in Sacramento, California. The Branch has responsibility for Endangered Species Act (ESA)-listed salmon, steelhead, and green sturgeon conservation and recovery, north of the Sacramento/San Joaquin River Delta, including waters of the Sacramento River and its tributaries. Key waterways include:

  • Sacramento River
  • Feather River
  • Yuba River
  • Bear River
  • American River
  • Clear Creek
  • Battle Creek
  • Cow Creek
  • Cottonwood Creek
  • Antelope Creek
  • Mill Creek
  • Deer Creek
  • Big Chico Creek
  • Butte Creek

Key counties with ESA-listed fish resources include:

  • Shasta
  • Tehama
  • Sacramento
  • Roseville
  • Placer

The Branch is also the lead for evaluating all Central Valley scientific research permits and programs including: hatchery management, flood management, California Department of Transportation and highway infrastructure projects, and conservation banking and In-Lieu Fee programs (which extend beyond the Sacramento River Basin).

Endangered Species Act (ESA) Consultation and Involvement in Conservation Activities

  • Battle Creek winter-run Chinook salmon reintroduction implementation
  • Battle Creek and Clear Creek restoration programs
  • Butte Creek restoration and water resource management
  • Yuba River salmon recovery
  • Caltrans technical support
  • Central Valley hatchery management
  • Conservation banking and in-lieu fee programs
  • Feather River and Oroville Dam operations
  • Fish screen consultations and fish passage improvement projects
  • Safe Harbor and Habitat conservation planning and permitting
  • Salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon research and monitoring
  • Scientific research and enhancement of survival permitting
  • Species recovery planning and status reviews
  • State and Federal flood planning

News and Weblinks

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on September 30, 2019