2018 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. 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.

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Salmon Tours Connect Many to Our Regional Treasure

As SYRCL’s new River Education Manager, my inaugural days of work were spent on the river at the start of Salmon Tours season – it was a trial by water experience! What an incredible opportunity to establish my role out in the field, facilitating personal connection with Chinook salmon and their spawning habitat. Details

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SYRCL Volunteers Complete 17th Year of River Monitoring

Each spring, volunteers are trained to collect scientifically credible data for water quality parameters such as water temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, turbidity, conductivity and the presence of invasive and sensitive species for locations throughout the Yuba watershed. Thanks to the help of our diligent volunteers, data is collected each month from March to November, allowing SYRCL to monitor the health of the watershed over time. Details

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Public Salmon Tour – Sign Up Now!

Join SYRCL River Science staff and the river guides from Environmental Traveling Companions on Saturday, October 28th for a float trip down the lower Yuba to see spawning salmon.

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The Season of Fire and Water

Fires have turned the sky above Nevada City into a sea of smoke in one week. Like sailors lost in fog, we wait in uncertainty, wondering how much longer and what we will find when it clears. Read more

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20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup a Success!

On Saturday, September 16, a record number of volunteers turned out to participate in the Yuba River Cleanup! Thank you for rolling up your sleeves, pulling on your boots, and for getting dirty with us in celebration of the 20th Annual Yuba River Cleanup. The results were astounding! Get the stats

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An Adventure Not To Be Missed – Sign up for Salmon Tours

This is an incredible opportunity for you, your family, and your child’s school to adventure down the Yuba River to see spawning salmon! Get your hands (and feet) wet while learning about the salmon life cycle, their ecology, and human impact on these incredible fish. More…

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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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Join Us for Salmon Tours and Become a Volunteer Naturalist. Sign up by Sept. 15

Do you love being outside and working with kids? Do you want to enjoy the beauty of the Yuba with others? Join SYRCL as a Volunteer Naturalist on fall Salmon Tours! More…

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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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