On Tuesday March 15th, the Bureau of Reclamation held an open house in Red Bluff to gather input on the Draft Coleman National Fish Hatchery Adaptive Management Plan. Because of dam removal on Battle Creek there is hope that newly available spawning habitat will increase the number of juvenile salmon that return to the ocean. An article written by Damon Arthur for the Redding Record Searchlight, regarding the meeting, many people spoke of concerns about Striped bass eroding any gains made in fish returns. Striped bass were also mentioned at a recent California State Water Board hearing as a real threat to native salmon. Comments on the draft plan are due by May 2, 2016.