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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Army Corps Starts $3 million Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study

The US Army Corps of Engineers announced July 1st that they have started work on the long anticipated “Yuba River ecosystem restoration feasibility study,” which will analyze fish passage options at Daguerre Point and Englebright Dams on the lower Yuba River. According to the Corp’s press release, “the study will be conducted in a risk-informed 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 volunteer lends support to California Senate Bill 350

Hydropower projects are a renewable form of energy, but not without impacts to our wild and scenic rivers that should be accounted for when legislation is crafted regarding renewable energy.  SYRCL volunteer Peter Burnes travelled to Sacramento on April 7, 2015 to attend the California Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee hearing on SB 350 read more >>

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What Costs $3 Million, is 3 Inches Thick, and Takes 3 Years to Complete?

Army Corps to Conduct Feasibility Study for Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration; Conservationists Urge Corps to fully evaluate fish passage over Englebright Dam When the US Army Corps of Engineers takes on a new study, it must comply with their internal “3×3 Rule.”  That means that any new study must cost no more than $3 million, take read more >>

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Lower Yuba River restoration presentation Nov. 11, 6:30pm

Have you ever wondered what SYRCL’s vision is for restoration on the lower Yuba River? SYRCL’s River Science Director, Rachel Hutchinson, will be giving a presentation on November 11th, 6:30PM at Sierra College to discuss lower Yuba River restoration efforts that benefit migrating salmon and promote a healthy and biodiverse river corridor. Join us to read more >>

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Salmon Update: The Fall Run is on!

The big salmon run of the year has begun! As summer progresses into fall, increasing amounts of salmon enter the Yuba River in preparation for spawning. Salmon passing through the ladders at Daguerre Point Dam are counted using video and motion sensors. In August, 1,175 salmon passed through the ladders to the preferred habitat upstream read more >>

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Yuba Salmon Update: Spring-run Count is Low

The number of salmon migrating up the Yuba River this last spring is lower than most recent years, according to preliminary counts in the fish ladders at Daguerre Point Dam. A total of 492 salmon migrated through the fish counting station through June 24th according to the latest Field Update from the Yuba Accord River Management Team, read more >>

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DamNation Film Screening July 20

Join American Rivers & the South Yuba River Citizens League’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival for a screening of DamNation, followed by a discussion on Yuba salmon on Sunday July 20 at 7pm at the Nevada Theatre. This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams read more >>

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Lower Yuba River Symposium July 15, 2014

The Yuba Accord River Management Team will host this year’s Lower Yuba River Fisheries Symposium  near the river, and especially for local people who want to know more about salmon and steelhead populations and the habitat that supports them.  This is the sixth annual symposium of this type, focused on the Yuba Accord Fisheries Monitoring read more >>

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