Visiting the South Yuba River

The South Yuba River is one of the most visited attractions in Nevada County, thanks to its signature emerald green swimming holes and picturesque granite boulders. Each summer, the Yuba’s popularity attracts thousands of river goers. More visitors means more coolers, more dogs, more trash, and a greater risk of fire.

Keeping Current

Join us on a Tour of Rose Bar

SYRCL has been working alongside its partners for a decade to restore the lower Yuba River by creating spawning and rearing habitat for the threatened Chinook salmon. Our newest project is planned for a stretch of the lower Yuba called Rose Bar. We are inviting the public to join us for a tour of the…


Welcome AmeriCorps!

SYRCL is excited to formally welcome our newest AmeriCorps to the team. Over the next year, they will gain experience working alongside SYRCL scientists, educators, and outreach professionals.

We asked each AmeriCorps what they are most excited about doing during their time at SYRCL. You can find their answers below along with a short…


Salmon Expeditions: Getting Back Out on the Water

After a year away from the river, the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) is happy to announce a successful Salmon Expeditions season. Nearly 1,200 students from Nevada and Yuba counties joined us for a day to explore the lower Yuba, reflect on the history of the people and the space, and witness Chinook salmon…