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.

Our Projects

Fish Monitoring
Watershed Protection Restoration Projects

Latest News

Speak Out Against Nickel Mine
Two public meetings have been scheduled on Sept. 9 &10 in Grants Pass and Gold Beach, to allow the public to comment on the proposed mineral withdrawal in the headwaters of the North Fork Smith and other locations. Read More
Nickel Strip Mine
Legislation to help protect three Wild and Scenic Rivers from nickel strip mining and in-stream mining and prevent new mining claims is introduced! You can help by submitting a public comment before September 28, 2015. [Learn more]
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Lower Smith River-Estuary Report Now Available
Distribution of Juvenile Salmonids and Seasonally Available Aquatic Habitats within the Lower Smith River Basin and Estuary has been released. Download the report.