Volunteer Spotlight: Jon Baiocchi

“I had the opportunity to do some macroinvertebrates sampling on the South Fork Yuba, and the Bear River under Wendy Thompson. The motivation to get involved stems from wanting to give back to the watersheds I love and grew up with.” More…

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Why Restore a Meadow: Ecosystem Function and Climate Resiliency

In Loney Meadow, a 40-acre wet meadow in the Tahoe National Forest, the snow is melting and the water is flowing. New plant growth peaks through the flowing waters, birds awaken and share their song with the quiet landscape. More…

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Water Quality and The Drought: How did Our Watershed Fare?

In 2014 Governor Brown declared a state of emergency due to the drought. After more than five years of drought in California, Water Year 2017 has received above average precipitation and snowpack-estimated at 200% of average! More…

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Reclaiming the Sierra: Volunteer Opportunity

Our commitment to fostering resiliency in our headwater reaches is critical to our mission at SYRCL and The Sierra Fund’s conference will ignite partnerships, information sharing, and conversations that will bring focus to this issue on a regional scale for many years to come. More…

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Reclaiming The Sierra: SYRCL to Present at The Sierra Fund Conference

This year the conference is focused on headwater resiliency, a topic that is near and dear to SYRCL’s heart. More…

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Celebrate the River at the State of the Yuba

Get inspired, activated and involved with the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) this Earth Day season at the State of the Yuba, Wednesday, April 19. SYRCL invites you to celebrate the river and join in honoring three distinguished guests for their service in protecting and restoring the Yuba watershed. More…

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TAKE ACTION NOW: Challenge Centennial Dam

Write to the Army Corps of Engineers, the Nevada Irrigation District and Congressman Doug LaMalfa, respectively, to: 1. Speak up for water, 2. Demand transparency, AND 3. Protect public lands. TAKE ACTION

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Yuba Salmon Numbers Drop Again

Less than 4,000 salmon spawned in the Yuba River in 2016 according to a Monitoring Update from the Yuba Accord River Management Team. Such low numbers have not been seen since the California Salmon Stock Collapse of 2007 and 2008. More…

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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 >>

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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 >>

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