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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Salmonics: How much is a Yuba Salmon really worth?

How much do you think returning salmon to the Lower Yuba River is worth? SYRCL worked with five graduate students from the UC Santa Barbara School Bren School of Environmental Science and Management to answer that question. Learn more…

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Learn about the Hallwood Restoration Project

The Hallwood Side Channel and Floodplain Restoration Project, funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), will restore critical habitat for Chinook salmon and steelhead trout in the lower Yuba River. In an area that now consists mostly of steep cobble embankments, the project has the potential to read more >>

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Hammon Bar Restoration Project Update

The Lower Yuba River has been heavily altered by hydraulic mining debris, dredger mining, upstream dams and an altered flow regime. While riparian vegetation cover has been increasing on the lower Yuba River over the last half century, following the control of hydraulic mining sediments and dredging, floodplain 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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Submit Comments to Bring Wild Salmon Back to the Sierra

No salmon has reached any Sierra Nevada river’s headwaters since dams blocked their way nearly a century ago. Reestablishing salmon populations in the upper Yuba River watershed would mark an historic achievement. This ground-breaking success would be a first in California and you have the power to help make this a reality. This year, Congress read more >>

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Show up Tonight for Wild Salmon at the Library in Nevada City

The Army Corps is coming to town tonight to solicit public input about the “Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study.” If you care about restoring wild salmon, we strongly urge you to attend this important meeting. This is your chance to let the Army Corps know how important restoring wild salmon is to a healthy read more >>

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