Comment Period for Yuba River Ecosystem Study Closes 2.23

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft Feasibility Report & Environmental Assessment for the Yuba River. This interim study, which is now out for public review and comment (through February 23), presents a variety of actions and alternatives for restoring the Yuba River. Yet, in its suite of suggestions, it discounts the removal of Englebright and Daguerre Point Dams as fish passage options for the Yuba. Details

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Give to Help Salmon — Your Donation Will Be Matched

Imagine hundreds of millions of tax-payer dollars spent on huge, belching trucks full of salmon, traversing the twisting roads of the Yuba River corridor. This could happen in 20 years, because a short-sighted proposal is gaining traction in California. It recommends trapping and trucking salmon around dams to bring them to the North Yuba River. read more >>

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DEADLINE: December 4–Submit Public Comments Today

The Army Corps is soliciting public comments regarding what should be focused on in the Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study and we need your help to set them on the right course.  Send your comments online to the Corps and speak up for wild salmon before December 4th. Submit Comment Letter Now Urge the Corps to read more >>

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SYRCL Calls for Open, Science-based Process to Restore Wild Salmon

In May, the SYRCL Board of Directors unanimously voted to express concerns with and opposition to the process underway to implement a “trap and haul” program to transport salmon to and from the North Yuba River in trucks for the next fifty years. As reported earlier, SYRCL believes that the Yuba Salmon Partnership Initiative’s (YSPI) read more >>

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SYRCL Issues Notice of Intent to Sue Army Corps for Failure to Comply with New Legal Requirements to Protect Salmon on Yuba River

Nevada City, CA – The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) today issued a notice of intent to file suit against the US Army Corps of Engineers for failure to comply with new Endangered Species Act (ESA) requirements for protecting three species of endangered Yuba River fish: spring-run Chinook salmon, steelhead, and green sturgeon. In read more >>

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Wild and Scenic participants take action to restore Yuba Salmon

SYRCL has mailed over 500 postcards to agencies that have the authority to create fish passage for salmon above Englebright Dam and provide cold water flows to restore salmon and steelhead to the upper Yuba River Watershed.  Restoring salmon to the upper Yuba River will require many bold actions and SYRCL is leading the way read more >>

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Coming up: July 6th Upper Watershed Tour, July 7th Summer Campaign Orientation

Next week offers two chances to get involved in our efforts to recover salmon to the Yuba River watershed. First, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), PG&E and the Nevada Irrigation District are holding an “environmental site review” of hydropower operations in the upper watershed.  The public is welcome to this tour, which starts at read more >>

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