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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Identifying Algae in the Yuba River

As temperatures rise and you begin to explore your favorite summer swimming holes, you are bound to see algae floating in the water or attached to nearby rocks. Algae are typically indicators of environmental change, whether it be in the water, on land, or in the air. However, before you assume the worst, it is important to note that not all algae are bad! Details

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Virtual Events & Happenings

In response to COVID-19, we’ve adapted by rescheduling events or transitioning them to an online format. We’ve also begun offering a number of online activities and ways to stay engaged while sheltering in place. We hope you will join us and show your support for the Yuba River! Details

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Virtual Events & Happenings

In response to COVID-19, we’ve adapted by rescheduling events or transitioning them to an online format. We’ve also begun offering a number of online activities and ways to stay engaged while sheltering in place. We hope you will join us and show your support for the Yuba River! Details

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Two newts from Southern California, the newt on the left showing 20% reduced body condition.

Rivers Lab Returns April 30th!

Because we had to cancel our March Newt Walk, we’ve decided to dedicate this Rivers Lab to newts. Join us via Zoom on Thursday, April 30th. Details

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Upcoming SYRCL Spring Events

Spring is fast approaching and our events calendar is rapidly filling. Check out this exciting event lineup brought to you by SYRCL this spring. We hope you will join us and show your support for the Yuba River! Details

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Upcoming SYRCL Spring Events

Spring is fast approaching and our events calendar is rapidly filling. Check out this exciting event lineup brought to you by SYRCL this spring. We hope you will join us and show your support for the Yuba River! Details

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Sign SYRCL’s Forest Health Action Letter to Congressmen LaMalfa and McClintock NOW

Many forests in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and foothills are unhealthy—particularly in the Yuba River watershed. There is a lot of work to be done, and SYRCL needs the whole community to unite to protect the Yuba River watershed on this important issue. Take action today. Details

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Chinook Season: What to Expect When You are Expecting

Every summer we eagerly wait for the fish count numbers to come back to us as fish climb the ladders over Daguerre Point Dam in the lower Yuba River. These numbers help us predict how many Chinook salmon we can expect to return to their spawning grounds in the 24 mile stretch of the Yuba below Englebright Dam. Details

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Chinook Season: A Yuba Salmon Now Policy Update

Last week, Friends of the River scored a key legal victory for Yuba salmon and steelhead at the Ninth Circuit. The Court declared that the National Marine Fisheries Service needs to review whether two dams on the Yuba River affect threatened Chinook salmon, steelhead and green sturgeon. Details

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