CAEP - North Central Region: Blog

  • May 19, 2020

Hello all,

I hope you are doing as well as possible. Thank you for continued dedication to students in your communities. You are close to the end of the school year and have adapted so well during these strange and challenging times.

Here are relevant updates:

  1. Steelhead permits
    Due to the pandemic and closures of schools, steelhead permits are not required to be returned this year. If you returned it...thank you! Returned permits still serve as documentation for in-kind support for our funding grant. If you weren't able to turn it in, or if all the fish died. No worries. This year you are not required to return your permit in order to obtain eggs in the future.
  2. Teacher workshops
    Dates have been set for teacher workshops during the 20-21 school year. You can register here Currently we are planning to offer these as we have in the past. We may have to limit registration due to room sizes. Additionally, we are exploring distance learning strategies to facilitate the teacher workshops and new ways to equip future teachers for success in CAEP. If you have any suggestion or idea please let me know.
  3. Important Dates:
    These are important dates for next year to mark on your calendar. You can always reference the Region 2 CAEP calendar as well.

Chinook Salmon (Feather & Sacramento River)

  • Application Period Begins: October 1, 2020
  • Application Deadline: October 31, 2020
  • Egg Delivery Day: Nov. 18, 2020

Chinook Salmon (Mokelumne River)

  • Application Period Begins: Nov. 2, 2020
  • Application Deadline: Dec 4, 2020
  • Egg Delivery day: TBD

Steelhead Trout (American & Feather River)

  • Application Period Begins: Jan 4, 2021
  • Application Deadline:  Jan 29, 2021
  • Egg Delivery Day: Feb. 17, 20

Lahontan Cutthroat

  • All dates TBD

Rainbow Trout

  • All dates TBD

This program is an amazing means of facilitating meaningful connections between students and these amazing fish and aquatic resources. Statewide CAEP is working to develop new resources to meet your increasing distance learning needs and exploring options for teachers to engage their students with live fish hatched cooperatively amongst the class. If you have ideas or suggestions for developing resources for teachers, adapting future teacher workshops to be facilitated online, streamlining the permit process, etc., please let me know. I'm searching for ideas and ways that we can improve.

Richard Muñoz
CAEP Coordinator Region 2

Fish Rearing Timeline

Fish Off-Season Certify Application Tank Delivery Care Release Permit  Return Notes
Feather/Sac Riv. Chinook X                
Mokelumne Riv. Chinook X                
American Riv. Steelhead X                
Feather Riv. Steelhead X                
Lake Tahoe LCT X                
Plumas County RT                  

Categories: CDFW, fish,, General, Workshop
  • May 28, 2019
steelhead eggs

Hello teachers and ‘spawnsors’! We are kicking off our monthly (mostly and hopefully wink) newsletters to keep you updated and in the loop with all things steelhead eggs in foam cuphappening in our program. We want to better equip you all with useful knowledge, resources, ideas and information to enhance, enrich and engage your students with the fish in your classroom.

steelhead eggs

Just as the eggs hatching in your classroom are the start of something new...this blog is the start of something new as well. CAEP staff will do our best to make sure "conditions are right" for this newly hatched effort to survive and thrive. Similar to your classrooms the excitement, participation, and contribution of all increase the chances of success. Now that I think about this analogy. I probably should've picked something different considering the low survival rate of the anadromous fish we raise. frownOh well...we'll be the one, right!

We will post important dates, application/permit reminders, featured videos, interesting articles, and relevant lessons. If you have any awesome resources to share, please email us at Thanks!

More to come soon...-RM

Categories: CDFW, General

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