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

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.

Fish Passage Barrier
The Coastal Conservancy has awarded $326,000 to the Smith River Alliance for the removal of a fish passage barrier
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August 2015 Fish Count
The Smith River Alliance invites all swimmers and wild fish enthusiasts to participate in this year's Fish Count, from August 7-9, 2015. Help track the abundance of California's healthiest population of coastal cutthroat trout!  [More Info]