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.

Our Projects

Fish Monitoring
Take Action! Restoration Projects
Smith River Chronicles

Latest News

Mining Ban Under Threat

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Utah Rep. asks Trump administration to review mineral withdrawal in headwaters of North Fork Smith. Read more

Annual Cleanup a Huge Success

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Volunteers collected more than 8,600 pounds of trash, in addition to 1,950 pounds of metal and other recyclables from Crescent City beaches and coastal zones. Read more

Rep. Huffman Announces Public Lands Bill

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North Fork Smith designated Outstanding Resource Waters

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The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission voted unanimously to pass the ORW designation, the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, a significant constraint to strip mining. Read more