Run4Salmon Welcomes You
These pages and event are inspired by the Winnemem Wintu Tribe and the determination to bring their ancestral Salmon back home from New Zealand, so they may once again thrive in their historical spawning grounds and habitat on the McCloud River.
The California Winter-run Chinook are on the verge of extinction, and could be lost forever. Dams, water diversions, poor water management, and now climate change have rapidly depleted numbers. Only 5% returned to spawn in 2014, and only 1% returned to spawn in 2015. In 2016, the numbers were a little better but they are not good. However, there is a glimmer of hope. The Winter-run Chinook from the McCloud River still thrive in their waiting place-the rivers of New Zealand. Join the journey. Read on. Become a part of the effort to save the Salmon.