Action Alert: Protect Wild Rivers and Native Fish from Strip Mining
NEW! Nov. 2016 – Dave Lacey, Hunter Creek River Steward for the Native Fish Society gives a short update on the Wild Rivers Campaign and how you can help protect southwest Oregon’s wild rivers and native fish from strip mining.
Video by Native Fish Society.
Pricilla Macy, et al’s beautiful video of their adventures this winter running Silver Creek, Canyon Creek, Box Canyon Creek
NEW! Nov. 2016 – Silver and Canyon Creek are both USFS eligible Wild and Scenic Rivers. The former is in the North Kalmiopsis and the latter the South Kalmiopsis) Box Canyon Creek is in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. They are not in the proposed Southwestern Oregon Mineral Withdrawal Area but are very much part of the greater Kalmiopsis region.
Hamilton Creek Fish Passage
NEW! Sept. 2016 – Thanks to a grant from the State Coastal Conservancy and contributions from California State Parks and CDFW, the last significant man-made barrier to salmon migration in the 25,594 acre Mill Creek watershed has been removed. Over one kilometer of excellent spawning and rearing habitat was made available and was quickly colonized by coho salmon who had been regularly observed downstream of the barrier. Video by Thomas B. Dunklin.
Reweaving the Fabric: Mill Creek Restoration
Redwood State and National parks and Save The Redwoods League present an overview of integrated forest restoration in Northern California’s Mill Creek watershed. Mill Creek is significant salmon-bearing tributary of the Smith River. By Thomas B. Dunklin
Strip-mining threat to the headwaters of the North Fork Smith River
The Wild & Scenic Smith River
An introduction to California’s Smith River.
Cedar Creek Fish Passage Restoration
A time-lapse view of restoration work in Cedar Creek, an spawning tributary for chinook salmon, coho salmon and steelhead trout in the Smith River Watershed.
By Thomas B. Dunklin and Zack Larson for the Smith River Alliance.
A boy catches his first fish.
Rock Creek Ranch, Off the Grid
Grant Werschkull, Executive Director explains how the Rock Creek Ranch generates its own power.
Making the case for a network of salmon strongholds.
On the Rise: The Smith River, California
Trout Unlimited featured the Smith River in an episode of their “On The Rise” television series. This program is narrated by Jed Fieblekorn and features fishing guides Rich Zellman and Ken Morrish of Flywater Travel.
About the Smith River Alliance
The Smith River Alliance was incorporated in 1980 as a non-profit organization of conservation, sport fishing, recreation, and civic groups united in their support for sound management of the Smith River as a component of both the National and the California Wild and Scenic Rivers systems.