The Damming of the Bear River, by American Rivers

The Bear sits in an often overlooked watershed, nestled in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, flowing 73 miles from rocky crags and conifer forests to the oak woodlands, open grasslands, pastures, and fields of the Central Valley. When European-Americans first came to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, everything changed. More…

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Key Upcoming Dam Watchdog Events

This weekend local Nisenan families invite the general public to visit the Bear River as they share their cultural practices, as well as their perspective on Centennial Dam. Check out this article for additional upcoming Dam Watchdog events taking place in the next two week! More…

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DOOM ON BROOM! Join the River Avengers for the Scotch Broom Challenge

River Avengers are back in action this spring for our annual Scotch Broom Challenge! Join SYRCL’s Restoration Team and make our community safer and healthier! WHAT: Scotch Broom Challenge WHERE: Meet at the Independence Trail West trailhead at the California State Park; parking will be on HWY 49 WHEN: Saturday, March 26 9am – 2pm WHY: read more >>

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2014 Salmon Tours a success!

Last week, SYRCL completed the last Salmon Tour of the 2014 season. In total, about 300 students from Nevada County schools had the opportunity this season to get close to spawning Chinook salmon on the lower Yuba River and learn the story of these amazing fish and how groups like SYRCL are working to help and read more >>

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See Spawning Salmon! Sign Up for Raft and Walking Tours in Oct. & Nov.

Join SYRCL on the river for the 2014 salmon spawning season! SYRCL’s Salmon Tours begin on October 6th and run through November 6th! Join us for a riverbank trek or a rafting trip to watch Yuba Salmon spawn as they return to their lower Yuba home-waters from the ocean! We offer school trips (weekday), public trips read more >>

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River Ambassadors Complete a Successful Third Season!

This summer, River Ambassadors spent twelve weekends at four popular South Yuba River crossings where they raised awareness about the need for collective care and stewardship at the river.  As visitors flocked to the cool waters of the Yuba, they were welcomed and reminded by SYRCL volunteers that we all play a part in keeping read more >>

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Volunteer today, Yuba River Cleanup sites are filling fast!

Saturday, September 20, 2014 Click to register for the Cleanup today! Sites are filling up quick! Register today for the 17th Annual Yuba River Cleanup & Restoration Day—together we’ve removed nearly 160,000 pounds of trash and recycling from the Yuba and Bear watersheds over the past 16 years! Please participate in the Clean-a-thon when you read more >>

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SYRCL Partners with 30 Organizations, Agencies and Businesses to Produce 17th Annual Yuba River Cleanup & Restoration Day

Saturday, September 20, 2014 Click to register for the Cleanup today! Join SYRCL and over 500 volunteers as we embark on the 17th Annual Yuba River Cleanup & Restoration Day—together we’ve removed nearly 160,000 pounds of trash and recycling from the Yuba and Bear watersheds over the past 16 years! Click to register for your read more >>

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See Yuba Salmon Spawn: 2014 Salmon Tour Season Begins October 7th!

Have you ever heard the story of the salmon? Have you ever seen a salmon spawn? A salmon returns to its home waters or birthplace to spawn after spending a few years on the open ocean. For Yuba Chinook Salmon, their upstream battle takes them into the San Francisco Bay, upstream to the Sacramento River, 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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