U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin today announced that Freedom Industries Inc. (Freedom) and six former Freedom officials have been charged with various federal crimes related to the January 2014 Elk River chemical spill in Charleston.

Bakersfield, California - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has started planting catchable rainbow trout in Kern and Tulare County rivers and lakes last month after water temperatures cooled enough to ensure success.

San Francisco, California - A recent study produced by the San Francisco Estuary Institute-Aquatic Science Center and funded by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) identifies the dramatic ecological transformation of the Delta over the past 150 years.

Seward, Alaska - Biologists from both Lake Clark and Kenai Fjords National Parks have nearly completed their field season investigating silver (coho) salmon in the upper Resurrection River system.Resurrection Bay drainages produce one of the state's largest coho salmon sport fisheries, which is supported by a combination of hatchery-reared and wild stocks.Because wild Resurrection River coho salmon must migrate through this sport fishery, it is imperative to better understand the behavior of this coho salmon population.

Cedar Flat, California - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) projects that the Upper Trinity River anglers will have met their upper Klamath River catch quota of 681 adult fall-run Chinook salmon above Cedar Flat by sundown on Friday.

Los Angeles, California - Since 1986 the Friends of the Los Angeles River has helped protect and restore the river’s historic heritage and riparian habitat. And now that the UCLA Library has acquired FoLAR’s complete administrative records, the story of the organization’s role in the river’s rebirth can be found here.

Fort Bragg, California - The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold two public meetings to discuss a proposed change to the stream gauge that controls the low flow closure status of Mendocino Coast streams.