Videos

Dam Alternatives Workshop at SYRCL’s 2017 Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Climate change is upon us and will continue affecting the water supply profile of the Yuba and Bear River watersheds in unpredictable ways. Recognizing this, Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has proposed one possible action: build another dam on the Bear River. Is this the most economical, sustainable, and resilient answer for California? This workshop explores alternatives to consider in evaluating upcoming economic and environmental analyses of NID’s proposal. Experts will discuss practical water delivery and demand efficiencies and watershed scale management opportunities. Our local water challenges and solutions will be a model for California’s sustainable water future. Join SYRCL – and take action to meet our water needs — without another big dam at DamWatchdog.org. Produced by Tom Weistar. (1/14/2017) (run time: 1:10:51)


SYRCL’s Short on Centennial Dam

Have you heard about the controversial plan to build Centennial Dam on the Bear River? If built, this 275-foot dam would block the last six miles of publicly accessible free-flowing river on the Bear. It would destroy fish and wildlife habitat, beloved swimming holes, and sacred Native American sites. The local water agency says they need this dam because climate change is reducing snowpack in the Yuba headwaters. Did you know that more than half of the Yuba’s waters are already diverted into the Bear River? Will they take more in the future when Centennial doesn’t fill? We don’t need a new dam generating more polluting sprawl and traffic. We can increase our water supply by restoring our forests and meadows, and use the water we do have more wisely. Join SYRCL – and take action to meet our water needs — without another big dam at DamWatchdog.org. (1/6/2017) (run time: 01:11) Read more…


2016 State of the Yuba

Like the President’s annual address, SYRCL’s annual “State of the Yuba” serves as a report to the citizens of the Yuba watershed on the condition of the river, to outline SYRCL’s priorities for the coming year, and most importantly, enlist all river lovers in the protection and restoration of the Yuba. We also honor our Volunteer of the Year and Partner of the Year! This FREE event is for all members of the community who care about the Yuba River and want to know more about SYRCL’s efforts to protect the watershed. (4/28/2016) (run time: 09:21) Read more…


Community Voices Concern Against Centennial Dam

This footage of NID’s Scoping Meetings (held in Grass Valley (3/9/2016) and Auburn (3/10/2016)) was provided by a volunteer of the Foothills Water Network. The editorial views included in this footage do not necessarily reflect the position of SYRCL’s Board of Directors. (4/7/2016) (run time: 1:25:01) Read more…


SYRCL Meadow Restoration

In 2015 California’s snowpack was at a 500-year low. Some people think the only solution to drought and a changing climate is to build more big dams. But what if we could restore mountain meadows to store and purify California’s drinking water? (2/2/2016) (run time: 0:45) Read more…


CA H2O: New Dams or Bust?

From Tom Weistar on Vimeo.
A panel discussion hosted by SYRCL at the 2016 Wild & Scenic Film Festival about dam building in California. (1/15/2016) (run time: 1:14:28)


Centennial Dam Proposal

From Tom Weistar on Vimeo.
A Centennial Dam Presentation at Sierra College by NID Director Nick Wilcox. (1/17/2016) (run time: 1:22:55) Read more…


SYRCL Yuba Salmon Now

The Yuba Salmon Now campaign envisions a day when wild salmon swim freely from the summit to the sea― liberated from the threat of extinction and restored to their ecological prominence in our state’s natural heritage―and once again provide jobs, world-renowned fishing, and a source of healthy food. Through advocacy, science, restoration projects and education programs, SYRCL leads a comprehensive effort to restore salmon and steelhead in the Yuba River watershed. (1/20/2016) (run time: 0:57)  Read more…


Yuba River Cleanup

Why does SYRCL produce the River Cleanup? To unite the community to keep the Yuba clean. Learn how you can get involved and how to volunteer and raise funds here – https://www.crowdrise.com/YubaRiver.
Produced by Tom Weistar, Synergia Learning Ventures and Respond Productions. (9/4/2015) (run time: 01:26)  Read more…

 


2015 State of the Yuba

Full video of State of the Yuba presentation. (5/4/15) (run time: 04:54) Read more…


Wild & Scenic Film Festival Trailer – Marijuana Impacts

Growing Green for the Yuba: A Best Management Practices Workshop on Sustainable Cannabis Cultivation (3/10/2015) (run time: 01:57) Read more…


SYRCL’s 2015 Scotchbroom Challenge

SYRCL is drawing the line for invasive species at the South Yuba River corridor. We are collaborating with California State Parks, the Bureau of Land Management, private land owners and other conservation groups in the fight against invasive species. This ambitious goal calls for SYRCL’s proven ability to unite the community – and we are calling on all river lovers to join us in this effort to rid our local environment of invasive weeds. (2/24/2015) (run time: 01:15) Read more…


2014 State of the Yuba

Full video of State of the Yuba presentation. (4/22/14) (run time: 01:42:13) Read more…


SYRCL’s 2013 Scotch Broom Challenge 

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Join SYRCL for “Wild for the Yuba” Wine and Beer Tasting Experience April 21st, 2012! 

(4/17/2012) (run time: 09:00) Read more…


Governor of California: Stop the closure of South Yuba River and Malakoff Diggins State Parks 

(12/21/2011) (run time: 12:26)