El Dorado High School students in Placerville got unique “hands-on” experiences in fisheries management, while improving fishing opportunities for local anglers. Wildlife Forever assisted in a long-term project to enhance fish populations in small lakes east of Sacramento, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Artificial structures were built and installed and fingerling bass were stocked to improve the largemouth bass fisheries in the lakes. In addition, shoreline enhancement projects helped to increase the chances for survival and growth. More than 120 students were enrolled in the program, learning about conservation and fisheries management and helping local anglers at the same time.