Good news, readers, the period for commenting on a new federal rule designed to facilitate the re-introduction of salmon and steelhead runs to the upper reaches of the Yuba River has been extended through March 12, 2021. To learn more about the rule and an environmental assessment of the proposal, readers can point their browser to the following link: <https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/action/proposed-rule-authorize-
For those who want to make a formal comment about the proposed rule, readers should visit <https://beta.regulations.gov/docket/NOAA-NMFS-2020-0139/document>.
The editor of this paper has long championed the re-introduction of the native fish who, for eons, kept the local bears fat and happy. Thus, for the sake of the bears, alone, forget the tourists, he filed a comment with NOAA. He also hopes readers will also comment to support the fish and bears.