Blue Forest, a conservation finance non-profit, in partnership with World Resources Institute (WRI), USDA Forest Service (USFS), and National Forest Foundation (NFF), announced the successful completion of its pilot Forest Resilience Bond (FRB), marking five years since the project launched. Restoration efforts on a 15,000 acre planning area on the Tahoe National Forest, which reduced the risk of catastrophic wildfire, paved the way for the formation of the North Yuba Forest Partnership.
The Yuba River and the Bay Delta are connected by more than water. They are also linked by the migration of salmon, which depend on both habitats for their survival. These fish provide food, recreation, and cultural value for millions of Californians. The water that is crucial to these ecosystems also grows the food we eat and powers our homes. Balancing the demands on California’s limited water supply is a complex challenge.
The Bay-Delta ecosystem is suffering from a shortage of freshwater. This has degraded the natural habitat of many species and the quality of life of Delta communities.
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This year-end season, we have a generous member who wants all of us to have the opportunity to make a difference. They will match all gifts made to SYRCL by December 31
This means $50 becomes $100.
$100 becomes $200.
$500 becomes $1,000.
Please help us take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity and honor the work of our volunteers, members, and supporters.
Environmental educators at the South Yuba River Citizens League just finished up another season of Salmon Expedition field trips on the Lower Yuba. These trips take students to see spawning wild Chinook Salmon, learn about the history of our watershed and the Nisenan people within it, and visit Lower Long Bar restoration site. This program has been running for seventeen years and this year was our largest one yet! The Expedition season runs from early October to Mid-November, when we can expect to see Spring and Fall run Chinook, with trips going out five days a week. This year SYRCL educators taught, investigated alongside, and spotted salmon on the Yuba with more than 2,000 students, teachers, chaperones and community members.