Hundreds Rally at LaMalfa & McClintock Event in Auburn

Five hundred people Friday morning rallied outside Auburn’s The Ridge Golf Course, demanding that U.S. Representatives Doug LaMalfa (Dist. 1) and Tom McClintock (Dist. 4) address concerns on climate change, health care and the environment in a public forum. The peaceful demonstrators, organized by Indivisible Women of Nevada County and other groups, congregated along the public road into the golf course, where the Mountain Counties Water Resources Association (MCWRA) held an all-day symposium, Read more >>

Share

Watch Dam Alternatives Workshop Video

Did you miss the Dam Alternatives workshop at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival? Watch the entire video here. This workshop explores alternatives to consider in evaluating upcoming economic and environmental analyses of NID’s proposal to build Centennial Dam. Experts discuss practical water delivery, demand efficiencies, and watershed scale management opportunities. Read more >>

Share

Conservation Groups Protest Water Rights for Centennial Dam

On Tuesday, Foothills Water Network, a coalition of conservation and recreation organizations, submitted a joint water rights protest to the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) demanding that Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) water rights application for the proposed Centennial Dam be denied based on environmental, public interest and legal grounds. Read more >>

Share

Public Forum on Fire, Fuels and Bark Beetles – Nov. 10

The Yuba-Bear Watershed Council will hold its next quarterly meeting on Thursday, November 10th from 10am-12pm at the Gene Albaugh Community Room at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. Invited panelists include representatives of the Fire Safe Council, Tahoe National Forest and others with expertise on fire safety, fuels management, and challenges associated with bark beetles. Read more >>

Share

SYRCL Partners with Bren School Students on Lower Yuba River Study

On a recent, sweltering, mid-summer day, SYRCL River Science Director, Rachel Hutchinson, and a group of five graduate students from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UC Santa Barbara embarked on a float down the Lower Yuba River to talk restoration, management, and the future of the Yuba. Read more >>

Share

Yuba Fire Reveals Systemic Problem: Campfires

By Pascale Fusshoeller. Monday’s Yuba Fire reveals a worrisome problem in the Yuba river canyon. Numerous extinguished campfires and fire rings were found by crews hiking into the fire. The checkerboard ownership in the canyon has long been used by irresponsible campers as an excuse to have their campfires in the canyon. Read more >>

Share

Help Reduce Fire Danger in the Yuba Watershed

It’s summer and more than 700,000 people are heading to the Yuba River. More visitors mean more cigarette butts and more illegal campfires. Help us confront these fire dangers–give today. read more >>

Share

Missed the State of the Yuba? Watch it Here!

Did you miss the action? Watch it here! SYRCL delivered its 3rd annual State of the Yuba address last week to celebrate Earth Day and the Yuba River. If you missed the State of the Yuba, don’t worry! We recorded the whole evening so you can catch up on all that SYRCL is doing to protect the read more >>

Share

State of the Yuba Video

Did you miss SYRCL’s State of the Yuba event on Earth Day, and are still curious about SYRCL’s work and want an update on the conditions of the Yuba watershed?  Well, you are in luck because we recorded the whole event for your viewing pleasure. SYRCL would like to thank Terra Nyssa of Nyssa Studios read more >>

Share