Protection, restoration and stewardship of natural resources in the Smith River watershed in California
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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Protect the North Fork Smith River from Strip Mining


Mining companies want to develop nickel strip mines in the pristine headwaters of the Wild and Scenic Smith and Illinois Rivers in southwest Oregon’s Kalmiopsis region.  Take Action

Community Outings in the Smith River NRA


Join us this summer for a series of educational community outings - from botanical walks to a bird-watching hike, stargazing, and much more!  Learn more


Two New Reports Posted

2014-2015 Salmonid Redd Abundance and Juvenile Salmonid Spatial Structure in the Smith River Basin, California and Oregon

This brief annual progress report summarizes the fourth year of data collection on salmonid populations in the Smith River basin... Read more | Download Report

2015 Mill Creek LCM Station – Juvenile Coho Salmon Out-migrant Trapping Project, Smith River, California

This annual progress report describes out-migrant trapping data collected by Mill Creek Lifecycle Monitoring Station partners... Read more | Download Report


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.  Read more