Rafting the Red Canyons of the North Fork Smith

New! Nov. 2017 – Get a bird’s eye view of the incredible turquoise water and red-rock canyons of the North Fork Smith with local guides from Redwood Rides and Indigo Creek Outfitters. Learn about the region’s unique geology and rare carnivorous plant, the darlingtonia.
Video by Oregon Public Broadcasting, featured on Oregon Field Guide.


Hamilton Creek Fish Passage

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.


Eternally Wild

California Trout presents a short film about the iconic Smith River, its steelhead, its history and its current plight, facing the threat of a nickel strip-mine in the headwaters.


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


Emerald Waters

Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center presents a short film about the intrinsic, biological, and economic value of the Kalmiopsis and its Wild and Scenic rivers, and the 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.


Action Alert: Protect Wild Rivers and Native Fish from Strip Mining

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.


Jefferson Uncommon: Pricilla Macy, et al’s beautiful video of their adventures running Silver Creek, Canyon Creek, Box Canyon Creek

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.


First Fish

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.


Salmon Strongholds

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.