Join us for Virtual Salmon Adventures!

Most autumns, SYRCL’s River Education Program leads our flagship Salmon Expeditions along the Lower Yuba River. This year, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to support remote learning for K-12 students, SYRCL committed to developing creative new ways to deliver this program. Read on to learn more. Details

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Virtual Community Meeting: Van Norden Restoration Updates

SYRCL and the Tahoe National Forest will be hosting a virtual community meeting to discuss draft plans for restoration actions in Van Norden Meadow. Please join us for a virtual community gathering to hear about this project, ask questions, and provide feedback to us on the restoration designs. Your input is important to us and will help us create a more sustainable restoration design. Details

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SYRCL’s Statement on NID Election Campaign Mailer

A misleading mailer, sent by Rich Johansen, a candidate for the Nevada Irrigation District Board of Directors, implies that SYRCL is a “backer” of his opponent, John Norton.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, SYRCL cannot and does not engage in any political activity, and as an organization SYRCL does not support, oppose, or contribute to any candidates for elected office—period. Details

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Fire and Water on the Yuba

This past August, our community and watershed faced a challenge we all knew was likely but hoped would never happen; the Jones Fire burned in the South Yuba River canyon, destroying 21 homes and structures. When the smoke cleared, we were left with a new landscape. Details

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What do you know about the Idaho-Maryland Mine?

Did you know that the Idaho-Maryland Mine, located in Grass Valley, is one of the oldest mines in our region? In the last 20 years, three different companies have attempted to make the mine operational again. SYRCL is watchdogging the project due to negative mining impacts within the Yuba and Bear River watersheds from past operations. Details

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Featured Fish: The Sacramento Pikeminnow

Tyler Goodearly, SYRCL’s fish biologist, is a seemingly endless source of information about our local fish. He’s offered to share fun fish facts about some of those fish who inhabit the beautiful waters of the Yuba. Details

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Action Alert: Submit Letters for Environmental Scoping of the Idaho-Maryland Mine

Nevada County publishes notice to identify what issues to address in the environmental review associated with reopening the Idaho-Maryland Mine. Community input will be accepted until August 17. Details

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Take Action: Tell the Trump Administration to Enforce the Clean Water Act

Did you know that the Yuba and Bear River watersheds are severely impacted by some of the oldest hydropower dams in the country? That is why we are writing to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to ask them to protect our rivers by reversing the recent waivers of vital Clean Water Act protections in our watersheds. Details

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Long Bar Restoration Project Comment Period Extended to August 14

The Long Bar Restoration Project aims to restore roughly 50 acres of juvenile salmonid rearing habitat on the Lower Yuba River. In lieu of an in-person scoping meeting, due to Covid-19, we encourage stakeholders to view this informative video and submit comments. Details

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North Yuba Scotch Broom Removal

As part of a multi-year contract with the National Forest Foundation, SYRCL’s restoration team has been hard at work reducing fire danger and is all set to begin removing 160-acres of Scotch and French broom from the Tahoe National Forest.  Details

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