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FCA’s Newest Farmers Screen is Washington’s First

And we are having a ton of fun celebrating it! The Scott Ditch screen is a 26 CFS custom Farmers Screen that was installed by WDFW last March for the South Naches Irrigation District near Naches, WA. Complete details about the project are available here. The project engineer, Paul Tappel of Fisheries Engineers, Inc. graciously … Continued

Les and Dan head to Fortuna for the 2013 Cal SRF Con

FCA’s Les Perkins and Dan Kleinsmith had a great time traveling to the 31st Annual California Salmonid Restoration Federation conference in Fortuna, CA last month. A great time, that is, until Les suffered the weirdest knee injury ever, then it was just Dan having a great time. The California Salmonid Restoration Federation always puts on … Continued

Meet Dave, the Ditch Walker

We first met Dave Iverson during a site visit to the Upper Badger Creek diversion in Wasco County, Oregon, during the planning stages of a 30 CFS Farmers Screen install. This project was in a very remote site and opened 6.91 river miles for safe fish passage while serving 3,610 acres of farmland. Dave has … Continued

FID featured in Irrigation Leader Magazine

We were so excited to see Farmers Irrigation District (FID) highlighted in the January 2013 issue of Irrigation Leader! Their article, Farmers Irrigation District: Creating Revenue through innovation focuses on FID’s innovative advances in screening, hydro, pipeline conversion and habitat restoration. (Click the link to download the PDF. Article is on pages 32-33) The article applauds … Continued

American Rivers and the Deschutes

Here is a very cool video from American Rivers and film maker Andy Maser. Great short video about many inspiring things that are happening on the Deschutes (besides the Whychus Creek Farmers Screen).

Growth Capital Donor – Thank You!

What your purchase has done: Your generous donation supports FCA’s efforts in providing a rare “win-win” for fish and farms.  Each $1,000 philanthropic share purchased has the estimated impact of opening 1.4 river miles for safe fish passage, enabling the generation of .06 MW of green, fish-friendly hydropower, and saving farmers $2,645 each year in … Continued