Protecting California’s Smith River
The Smith River Alliance is a watershed organization with offices on the Smith River, near Crescent City, California. Founded in 1980, our mission is to provide for the long-term protection, restoration and stewardship of natural resources in the Smith River watershed. SRA efforts focus primarily in the Smith River watershed, which includes the Smith River National Recreation Area, 490 square miles of watershed land managed by the Six Rivers National Forest, Redwood National and State Parks, Lake Earl Wildlife Area, and acreage held by private landowners.

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Support Proposed Designation of Upper South Fork Smith as Heritage Trout Water
# The Upper South Fork of the Smith above Black Hawk Bar has been nominated as Heritage Trout Stream. The reach provides anglers with the unparalleled opportunity to catch one of California’s most prized trout – the Coastal Cutthroat Trout. Comments are due by October 18, 2016. Comment Now
Support North Fork Smith Watershed Instream Flow Protection. Submit your comment now!
# Help protect the instream flows of the North Fork of the Smith River and its tributaries in Oregon. Comments to the Oregon Water Resources Dept. are due by Oct. 28!  Submit a Comment
Salmon Spawn in Newly Accessible reach of Hamilton Creek, Del Norte Coast Redwoods
# In late fall, a culvert blocking access to Hamilton Creek was removed and multiple salmon redds and fish have been observed in the reach above the former barrier. Watch a new 4-minute video by Thomas B. Dunklin.  Read more | Watch Video