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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The Yuba’s Most Famous Fish: Chinook Salmon

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

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Yuba Field Guide Fish Species to Watch

Yuba Field Guide A look at our watershed’s sensitive and invasive animal species Chinook salmon Lifespan:  1 to 6 (more commonly 2 to 4) years in salt water; 3 to 24 months in fresh water Temperature Tolerance: Preferred: 5-13oC (41-55oF) Maximum: 24oC (75oF) General Adult Size:  30 to 50 lbs. – some can be over read more >>

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