WatershedThe Smith River Alliance Newsletter
Signs of the Season
Rock Creek Ranch: Immersion Camp 2011
Cymphonee Robinson, Co-Project Coordinator and Adult Ally shares her thoughts about Immersion Camp: “Rock Creek Ranch is a place where the serenity of the Smith River and the beauty of friendship and laughter collide. I remember sitting by the river watching the group absorb the wonders of the swimming hole while I took photos and smiled. I remember listening to the young people learn about river ecology, biodiversity, and team work. And most importantly, I remember being surrounded by great friends and the amazing team that puts on the Immersion Camp. My time spent at Rock Creek Ranch was a great experience that everyone should have the chance to be a part of. Thank you to the staff for their wisdom of nature, and their passion to sustain it!”
The 2011 Camp was a partnership with the Building Youth Power: Mapping Community Health Project, California Endowment, Rural Human Services, Smith River Alliance, and Building Healthy Communities.
Local naturalist extraordinaire Wendell Wood (d. 2015 and greatly missed) hosted a mushroom workshop at Rock Creek Ranch in November. The workshop included a morning lecture on the role of fungus in the forest ecosystem and an introduction to the great diversity of species found in Northern California. The afternoon focused on field identification of mushrooms and fungi and enjoying the beauty of a fall day at the Ranch.
100-Acre Purchase on Track
Watershed Protection Program: DIDSON Report
For additional insights and data from last season, please download and view the PowerPoint presentation prepared by Zack Larson and Associates titled Smith River Dual Frequency Identification Sonar Pilot Study.
Coho Salmon Study
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Communities Stand Strong Against Strip Mining
Read some of the press and letters submitted in support of the proposed mineral withdrawal.
Experience the Smith
Clear waters, old-growth forests, salmon and bears... get to know the world famous Smith River and see where we work. Learn more.