Yuba spring-run salmon count indicates a record low

As of July 7th, only 32 salmon have been detected at the fish counting station at Daguerre Point Dam on the Lower Yuba River.  This is far below the average of 752 salmon detected by this time of year since monitoring of this type began in 2004.  The fish count data is posted at the 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 Opposes Plan to Truck Salmon to and from the North Yuba River

For information and related documents click here On May 7 in Sacramento, representatives of state and federal agencies, along with three conservation groups, held a press conference to announce plans to “collect and transport” Spring-run Chinook salmon in trucks around dams to the North Yuba River above New Bullards Bar Dam. For SYRCL’s most recent 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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Inspiration from salmon

By: Andrew Collins-Anderson, SYRCL River People Coordinator On a cool fall morning, we wound our way through the foothills from Nevada City to the lower Yuba to join SYRCL’s annual raft trip. Underneath Parks Bar Bridge, the feeling of excitement for this year’s salmon run and the resolve to improve the conditions for the salmon 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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Rafting Tours provide salmon viewing on the Yuba River

SYRCL and ETC provide public tours to view wild Chinook salmon in our own backyard Know & Go: What: SYRCL Salmon Tours When: October 25th and November 1st Where: Lower Yuba River below Parks Bar Who: South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) Cost: Rafting Tours: $80 for the general public, $75 for SYRCL members, and 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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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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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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