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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SYRCL and Friends of the River Sue Army Corps for Failing to Comply with Endangered Species Act Requirements to Protect Yuba River Salmon

NOTE:  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and timeline are now available The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and Friends of the River filed a citizen suit in federal court today against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for failing to comply with Endangered Species Act (ESA) requirements to protect three species of endangered fish on 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 intentto 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 2006, read more >>

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Yuba Express a Success: South Yuba River State Park is off the Closure List! Now help us Save Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

On February 8, 2012 SYRCL spearheaded the “Yuba Express” to the State Capitol. More than 100 Yuba River lovers hand-delivered over 10,000 letters and petition signatures to Governor Jerry Brown, Resource Secretary John Laird, Parks Director Ruth Coleman, Senator Doug LaMalfa, and Assemblyman Dan Logue requesting that the South Yuba River and Malakoff Diggins State read more >>

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Join the “Yuba Express” to the Capitol on February 8th!

The Save Our Yuba State Parks campaign has collected over 10,000 letters and petition signatures addressed to Governor Jerry Brown with one clear message: Keep our Yuba State Parks open! Please join us as we caravan down to the State Capitol in Sacramento to hand-deliver these petitions directly to Governor Brown, Resource Secretary John Laird, read more >>

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Yuba State Parks Still In Limbo

With the cool waters of the Yuba River finally at safe and enjoyable levels (and temperatures!), the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) has a brief update on the status of potential local state park closures. At present, 70 state parks are on the state’s closure list, including Malakoff Diggins State Park and the South read more >>

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Victory for Yuba Salmon!

This year salmon will have additional help when they navigate the fish ladder over Daguerre Point Dam on their way to spawning grounds in the Lower Yuba River.  Last week, federal Judge Lawrence K. Karlton directed the Army Corps of Engineers to improve fish passage at Daguerre by optimizing flows through the fish ladder, more read more >>

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Nevada County State Parks on the California Budget Chopping Block

The budget approved by the California State Senate and soon to be signed by the Governor is bad news for our state parks:  As currently written, the cuts are expected to lead to the closure of 70 parks throughout the state sometime between July of this year and June, 2012.  In the Yuba River watershed, read more >>

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SYRCL Volunteers and Staff Rally at the Capitol to Save Our State Parks

On Tuesday, June 21, 2011 SYRCL staff, along with supporters of the South Yuba River State Park and Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, joined dozens of other park supporters at the State Capitol for the Save Our State Parks rally and expo.  This rally, bringing passionate supporters of the 70 parks slated for closure, was read more >>

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June 21st: Support Your State Parks at the Capitol… & What You Can Do Right Now

Next Tuesday, June 21st, join Californians from around the State at the Capitol for a chance to tell our leaders to save our state parks! The California State Parks Foundation is hosting the Save our State Parks rally/expo/press conference on the Capitol steps, and we can help.  We are looking for SYRCL volunteers, members, and read more >>

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