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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Our Eyes on the Yuba: River Monitoring during COVID-19

According to Karl Ronning, who oversees River Monitoring, “We are the eyes on the water. It’s essential to keep up water testing during this unprecedented time.” Without River Monitoring, we won’t know if something may be endangering clean drinking water—just when people need it the most. Details

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Restoring the Lower Yuba

This 21-mile stretch of the Lower Yuba River was once believed to be too degraded and damaged by mining to ever be restored. However, SYRCL is building our team of scientists working hard to preserve, protect and restore river habitats and native fish populations. Details

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SYRCL Celebrates 20 Years of River Monitoring

SYRCL is embarking on its 20th year of River Monitoring, and we need you! We are seeking dedicated, environmentally-driven volunteers to monitor water quality at 35 sites throughout the Yuba watershed. The vast amount of water quality data we have collected over the last 19 years has been crucial in protecting and restoring the Yuba River watershed. Join our team and help us celebrate this milestone year! Details

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Twelve Months of Yuba Watershed Success

SYRCL had a busy year protecting the future of our community’s watershed. Check out these highlights from the last 12 months and how our work has impacted our watershed. Details

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Hiking in the New Year: Yuba Goldfields Trail

Looking for an excuse to get outside and enjoy this lovely January weather? A short venture to the Yuba Goldfields Trail offers an insightful look into the history of the lower Yuba. 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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Reserve Your Seat and View Wild Chinook Salmon

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable opportunity to explore the Lower Yuba River and learn about the salmon life cycle and the impact humans have on these incredible fish. Reserve your seat on one of our two Public Expeditions – October 19 & November 9. Details

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A History of Mining: Is the Yuba Watershed still Plagued with Mercury?

The California Gold Rush brought dramatic changes to the Yuba River landscape and we can see evidence of this throughout the watershed. Four years ago, we set out to understand the impact of abandoned mines on water quality and our local community. We spent the last several years collecting data. Here’s what we learned. Details

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Join the SYRCL Team: Now Hiring

SYRCL is hiring two Forest Health Watershed Coordinators to manage the Yuba Watershed Forest Collaborative. Or join our Wild & Scenic Film Festival team as a Communications Coordinator. Details

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