Federal Judge Imposes Deadline on Issuance of New Biological Opinion Concerning Army Corps’ Duty to Protect Yuba River Salmon

October 29, 2013

Nevada City, CA – Last week, in a lawsuit brought by the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) and Friends of the River, Federal Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. ordered the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to issue a new biological opinion by May 12, 2014.  The new biological opinion would evaluate how the U.S. […]

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U.S. Army Corps Ordered to get Salmon past Yuba River Dams

October 29, 2013

Nevada City, CA – On February 29, 2012, the National Marine Fisheries Service (“NMFS”) released a formal decision finding that the operation of two Army Corps of Engineers dams and related water diversions on the Yuba River is likely to jeopardize the survival of three species of endangered fish: spring-run Chinook salmon, steelhead, and green […]

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SYRCL Issues Notice of Intent to Sue Army Corps for Failure to Comply with New Legal Requirements to Protect Salmon on Yuba River

November 14, 2012

Nevada City, CA – The South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) today issued a notice of intent to file suit against the US Army Corps of Engineers for failure to comply with new Endangered Species Act (ESA) requirements for protecting three species of endangered Yuba River fish: spring-run Chinook salmon, steelhead, and green sturgeon. In […]

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What does it take to restore salmon in California … and the Yuba River?

Chinook salmon in Yuba River (J.Katz)
April 26, 2012

SYRCL’s work to restore salmon was highlighted at the recent annual conference of the Salmonid Restoration Federation, the single organization dedicated to restoring salmonids (salmon and trout) in California. Here in the most populated state, at the southern extent of salmon’s range, the challenges are daunting.  The Yuba River featured prominently in the conference, validating SYRCL’s […]

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