Monday, October 15: 6 to 8pm
Upper Kern Trust Public Meeting
Fisheries Enhancement Trust Fund AGENDA Summary and status reports of current projects and funding. Upper Kern River Fishery Management info page. U.S. Forest Service District Office, 105 Whitney Road (at Burlando Rd.), Kernville MAP.
INFO: Steve Anderson (760) 376-3781
The Upper Kern Basin Fishery Resource Enhancement Trust was established in 1996 by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as part of the relicensing proceeding for the Southern California Edison Company (SCE) Kern River No. 3 (KR3) Hydroelectric Project. The KR3 Project is located on the upper Kern River near Kernville.
Financial management of the Fund is administered by the Kern Community Foundation. Grants are reviewed an approved a by a committee made up of participants from the California Department of Fish and Game, USDA Fish and Wildlife Service, USDA Forest Service, and Southern California Edison.
Interest earned from the investment of these funds can be used for the following purposes:
- Implementation of the Upper Kern Basin Fishery Management Plan,
- Restoration of the native Kern River rainbow trout, or
- Other enhancements of fisheries resources in the upper Kern River basin upstream from Lake Isabella in Tulare and Kern Counties, California.
To support those purposes, KRVR has put up a new forum: Upper Kern River Fishery Management [Click on that link to go right to the forum].
This forum is full of information about the Upper Kern Fishery, grants & related topics. Information includes the application process and current projects funded by the Upper Kern Basin Fishery Resource Enhancement Trust. More information will be posted on an ongoing basis.
This forum is moderated by Steven W. Anderson, Resource Officer, Kern River District, Sequoia National Forest. Steve can be reached at
or (760) 376-3781 x680 during work hours.
Upper Kern River Fishery Management Forum.