Wild salmon are in trouble. Drought, dams, degraded habitat and water diversions are driving the West Coast’s most iconic fish closer to extinction. And now the Trump Administration is threatening California’s ability to manage its own water and protect its own resources.
For struggling salmon populations, this is bad news – especially for Yuba salmon.
I’m writing to ask you to support the South Yuba River Citizens League’s (SYRCL’s) Yuba Salmon Now campaign. By making a generous donation today, you will help us take advantage of a matching gift opportunity and fuel our efforts to save Yuba salmon and their habitat.
Yuba salmon counts are plummeting. The latest numbers for fall-run and spring-run Chinook are hovering around 1,900 this year. Just a decade ago, the Yuba teemed with tens of thousands of these iconic fish.
Fortunately, SYRCL is the leading scientific expert and advocate on creating restoration projects for fish and wildlife on the Yuba. We’re the first group to plant trees on barren gravel bars, turning Hammon Bar — an area devastated by hydraulic mining — into precious habitat with thousands of growing willows and cottonwoods. And we are ready to do so much more, thanks to supporters like you.
With you at our side, SYRCL will keep leading the efforts to restore thousands of acres in the lower Yuba River, and bring public support to Sacramento. We’ll stand strong to ensure California isn’t bullied into ignoring its priorities. Together, we can act now to save salmon and protect the lower Yuba.
For Yuba Salmon,
P.S. Wild salmon can be saved from extinction and the Yuba is the best opportunity for restoration. SYRCL is poised to spearhead this effort, but we need your help to maintain the political will in Sacramento. Please give as generously as you can to our Yuba Salmon Now campaign. Your donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar if it’s made by December 31, making your contribution go twice as far to save the lives of salmon, steelhead trout and other wildlife who depend on the health of the Yuba River.
Photo by R. Tabor/USFWS