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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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 Opposes Plan to Truck Salmon to and from the North Yuba River

For information and related documents click here On May 7 in Sacramento, representatives of state and federal agencies, along with three conservation groups, held a press conference to announce plans to “collect and transport” Spring-run Chinook salmon in trucks around dams to the North Yuba River above New Bullards Bar Dam. For SYRCL’s most recent read more >>

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Federal Judge Imposes Deadline on Issuance of New Biological Opinion Concerning Army Corps’ Duty to Protect Yuba River Salmon

Nevada City, CA – Last week, in a lawsuit brought by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and Friends of the River, Federal Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. ordered the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to issue a new biological opinion by May 12, 2014.  The new biological opinion would evaluate how the U.S. read more >>

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Fifteen organizations let NMFS know the importance of fish passage for the Yuba River

On February 15, fifteen conservation organizations let the National Marine Fisheries Service know the importance of using their authority under the Endangered Species Act to require volitional passage for spring run Chinook salmon and steelhead above the Army Corp of Engineer’s Daguerre Point and Englebright dams.  The groups explained that the Yuba River is among the best read more >>

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Caleb Dardick Chosen as New SYRCL Executive Director

For Immediate Release:  August 8, 2011 Nevada County Native Caleb Dardick Chosen New SYRCL Executive Director Contact:               John Regan, SYRCL Board Vice President, 530.265.5255 Kim Milligan, SYRCL Interim Executive Director, 530.265.5961 ext. 207 Nevada City, CA – Nevada County native Caleb Dardick has been chosen as the next Executive Director of the South Yuba River read more >>

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A Quick Note about the July 6th Tour

If you are planning on attending the tour of PG&E and the Nevada Irrigation District’s facilities in the upper watershed next Wednesday, July 6th, please contact Joshua Stark, Salmon Campaign Manager (Joshua@syrcl.org) by this Friday, July1st.

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June 21st: Support Your State Parks at the Capitol… & what you can do right now

Help save our state parks: Show up at the California State Parks Foundation Rally this Tuesday!

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