Enter to Win this Original Pete Brost Engraving

Enter to win this Pete Brost original engraved rendition of the South Yuba River watershed on Alder and generously inlaid with Malachite & Turquoise. Winner will be drawn on September 15th at the Yuba River Cleanup Volunteer Appreciation Celebration in Pioneer Park. Details

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SYRCL is Hiring 3 Dedicated AmeriCorps Members — Apply Today!

SYRCL is seeking enthusiastic, conservation-minded people, willing to commit a year of service in the Sierra Nevada mountains of northern California, to protect the beautiful natural resources of the Yuba River watershed and to help build sustainable river communities. Deadline to apply is July 25. Details

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Comment Period for Yuba River Ecosystem Study Closes 2.23

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft Feasibility Report & Environmental Assessment for the Yuba River. This interim study, which is now out for public review and comment (through February 23), presents a variety of actions and alternatives for restoring the Yuba River. Yet, in its suite of suggestions, it discounts the removal of Englebright and Daguerre Point Dams as fish passage options for the Yuba. Details

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Salmonics: How much is a Yuba Salmon really worth?

How much do you think returning salmon to the Lower Yuba River is worth? SYRCL worked with five graduate students from the UC Santa Barbara School Bren School of Environmental Science and Management to answer that question. Learn more…

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Army Corps Starts $3 million Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study

The US Army Corps of Engineers announced July 1st that they have started work on the long anticipated “Yuba River ecosystem restoration feasibility study,” which will analyze fish passage options at Daguerre Point and Englebright Dams on the lower Yuba River. According to the Corp’s press release, “the study will be conducted in a risk-informed read more >>

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SYRCL Calls for Open, Science-based Process to Restore Wild Salmon

In May, the SYRCL Board of Directors unanimously voted to express concerns with and opposition to the process underway to implement a “trap and haul” program to transport salmon to and from the North Yuba River in trucks for the next fifty years. As reported earlier, SYRCL believes that the Yuba Salmon Partnership Initiative’s (YSPI) read more >>

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SYRCL volunteer lends support to California Senate Bill 350

Hydropower projects are a renewable form of energy, but not without impacts to our wild and scenic rivers that should be accounted for when legislation is crafted regarding renewable energy.  SYRCL volunteer Peter Burnes travelled to Sacramento on April 7, 2015 to attend the California Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee hearing on SB 350 read more >>

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What Costs $3 Million, is 3 Inches Thick, and Takes 3 Years to Complete?

Army Corps to Conduct Feasibility Study for Yuba River Ecosystem Restoration; Conservationists Urge Corps to fully evaluate fish passage over Englebright Dam When the US Army Corps of Engineers takes on a new study, it must comply with their internal “3×3 Rule.”  That means that any new study must cost no more than $3 million, take read more >>

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Lower Yuba River restoration presentation Nov. 11, 6:30pm

Have you ever wondered what SYRCL’s vision is for restoration on the lower Yuba River? SYRCL’s River Science Director, Rachel Hutchinson, will be giving a presentation on November 11th, 6:30PM at Sierra College to discuss lower Yuba River restoration efforts that benefit migrating salmon and promote a healthy and biodiverse river corridor. Join us to read more >>

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