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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Latest News

Victory for the North Fork Smith

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The Oregon Water Resources Commission’s has ruled to reserve the surface waters of the North Fork Smith for the support of instream fish and wildlife, recreation, livestock, and domestic human consumption. The Commission also limited groundwater development in the basin. Read more

Keeping Gasquet Safe From Wildfire

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The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has awarded a grant for the Gasquet Community Fuels Reduction Project, to help keep Gasquet safe from catastrophic wildfire while also creating a healthier and more fire-resilient forest. Read more

Garwood Honored for Outstanding Stewardship

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SRA recently recognized Justin Garwood, a fisheries biologist with the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife with our 2017 President’s Award for Outstanding Stewardship. Read more

Geek Out With Us

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The Smith River basin is now included in the iNaturalist app, which allows citizen scientists to upload photos and locations of plants and animals, get help accurately identifying species, and contribute to biodiversity science and knowledge on species distribution. 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