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A Visit to the Sixmile Farmers Screen

From Dan: Last month, while on a trip out to Missoula, I stopped by the Sixmile Creek Farmers Screen, which was installed in 2011. As project manager for FCA, I like to check on projects at least once a year. This diversion is just 10 minutes off the highway which makes it an easy side trip. … Continued

On the Road

This just in from Roy: It was 7 days away from home, 1500 miles of highway, 2 conferences and countless conversations about the Farmers Screen.  It’s been a great couple of weeks for myself and Les Perkins. We started by making the drive down to Bend, Oregon, for the Northwest Hydroelectric Association’s Small Hydropower Workshop. … Continued

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

River Rally 2012 – “Rally Ho!”

FROM ROY: It was back in 2010 that FCA first experienced the River Network’s ‘River Rally’ conference. High up above the Salt Lake Valley floor, surrounded by the best snow on earth at Snowbird Mountain Resort, we learned about this group and the Rally. It left such an impression on us that once we heard … Continued