Signs of Spring at Hallwood: Restoration Update

With more than 1.2 million cubic yards of goldrush-era mining sediment removed, historic floodplain habitat has been exposed for Chinook salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon. Today, miles of seasonal and perennial side channel habitats were carefully engineered to provide additional rearing habitat for native salmonids like Chinook salmon. Details

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Fighting for the Yuba’s Threatened Species

Our beloved Yuba River once supported massive runs of Chinook salmon and steelhead that served as a keystone species that supported ecosystems from the Sierra to the sea. Legend says that the fish runs were so dense in the Yuba River that one could run across the water on the backs of salmon! Details

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Welcome Aaron Zettler-Mann, Watershed Science Director

Aaron Zettler-Mann recently stepped into the role of Watershed Science Director, taking the helm of our science department and its many projects throughout the watershed. Learn more about Aaron and if you see him around town, please offer him a warm welcome (from a safe distance). Details

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Virtual Salmon Adventures: Sneak Peek

Check out our new trailer and then join us on seven virtual adventures, and explore a different ecological, cultural, or historical aspect of the fall Chinook salmon run, right in the backyard of our own Yuba River. Details

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Featured Fish: Rainbow Trout

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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Where & How to Safely See Salmon

While we are unable to run our Salmon Excursions this year, you can still get out and watch fall run Chinook Salmon spawn in the Lower Yuba. Read on for where to find them and how to safely view them. Details

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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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Ask a SYRCL Scientist: What’s Going On With These Fish?

The Yuba River Watershed is full of curiosities. In “Ask a Scientist” we explore the questions you send us about observations you made while recreating around the watershed. We recently received a great question from Diana Gardener. 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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